Cape Breton moose hunt lottery underway
Nova Scotians can now apply for the annual moose licence lottery.
This year 345 licences will be available in five moose-management zones in Victoria and Inverness counties in Cape Breton, the only counties in the province where moose hunting is permitted.
Hunters are encouraged to carefully consider which hunt and zone they apply for. Terrain, access, available guiding services, number of moose and even weather conditions can differ considerably in each zone.
To be eligible, an applicant must be a resident of Nova Scotia, have a valid Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card and be at least 18 years old.
Hunters who held a moose hunting licence in the last five years — from 2012-16 — cannot apply this year.
The application process closes on May 31 at midnight. It costs $9.25 (HST included) to apply online or by phone and $13.45 (HST included) to apply by mail. The draw will be held in June.
Details will be announced as soon as they are available.
To apply online, go to http://novascotia.ca/natr/ draws/moosedraw/. To apply by phone, call 1-900565-3337 from a landline and the fee will automatically be added to your phone bill.
The phone option does not work with cellphones and it cannot be billed to a different phone number.
To apply by mail, contact your local Natural Resources office.