This page of our website offers more information about our packages and relevant information for our clients.
Rates: due to the number and diversity of packages and potential combinations we offer we no longer publish rates on this site as it required complex ( and confusing ) rate tables. If you contact us we will gladly quote you a rate based on your particular requirements.
Our non resident hunting packages include the following:
- guide fees*
- transit to and from hunting areas
- meals and lodging
- all trophy and meat preparation (skinning etc.)
- land use/entry fees charged by the land owner as we are located on private land
Our non resident hunting packages do not include:
- License costs
Non-hunting guests are welcome for a small fee- contact us for more info.
Group sizes: there is no minimum group size for either hunting or fishing.
Fishing packages are available as both fully guided (“American plan”) and unguided (” European plan”).
Both include lodging and access to our leased waters as well as land use/entry fees charged by the landowner. Meals are also available with our fully guided plans. Licence costs are not included in either plan . We do have small boats and motors available for a fee however, we recommend that if you have a boat designed to handle conditions on a larger body of water that you bring it .
New Brunswick Hunting Season Dates and license costs for 2017:
Update December 15, 2017-this table will be updated when all relevant info is available from NB DNR
The below table reflects prior year dates/costs.
|Season||Dates||Cost (non resident)|
|Spring Bear||May 12 to June 28||184.19*|
|Woodcock||September 15 to Oct 30||92.66**|
|Ruffed Grouse||October 1 to November 29||92.66|
|Deer(archery only***)||October 6 to October 25||206.79|
|Fall Bear (rifle or archery)||September 1 to November 1||184.19*|
|Deer (rifle-bow-crossbows)||October 27 to November 22||206.79|
Note regarding Moose season dates for 2014-On May 8 ,2014 the government of New Brunswick announced that for 2014 the Moose season will possibly be extended to 5 days (from the previous) 3 days. On July 8 it was announced officially this will be the season. For 2015/16 the season was the same; if there are changes for the 2017 season we will post them here the day the information is made public.
*Second bear licenses may be purchased- Fall bear season starting September 1 running to November 1 is open to either rifle , bow or crossbow with one exception; the last week of September (which coincides with Moose season in NB) is restricted to bows and crossbows only.
** Woodcock hunting requires purchase of a federal Migratory bird permit/ stamp (about $20) in addition to a provincial small game license; persons hunting Woodcock prior to October 1 must be accompanied by a trained hunting dog.
*** Deer Archery is limited to compound and recurve bows (no crossbows)
Hunters may only harvest one antlered deer per calendar year ( we are in an area designated “bucks only” for both resident and non resident hunters.)
All licenses except Moose licenses also allow the holder to take coyotes.
Deer Licenses also cover species allowed on a small game license including Ruffed and Spruce Grouse and Varying Hare (snowshoe rabbits)
Note: there may be some variance between the quoted dates above and the dates posted by the DNR ; the above dates are the dates we actually offer those hunts e.g -in the case of spring bear hunting the season opens April 15 but due to our elevation in northern New Brunswick (1300 feet above sea level-some hunting areas are even higher) some bait locations are not accessible until several days/weeks later due to snow-pack or melting snow and muddy conditions therefore our bear hunts do not start until mid-May.
The aforementioned elevation means spring generally arrives about 2 weeks later than it does in most populated areas of New Brunswick which are in river basins or coastal areas. Cold fronts in early to mid May can mean snow flurries in the air. The ice usually melts in Long Lake less than a week before fishing season opens on May 15.
June sees the arrival of more comfortable temperatures in the 70° F ( 21° C) range but evenings can still be on the cool side until the middle to latter part of the month.July brings temperatures occasionally topping 80° F ( 27° C ) and these conditions persist until later on in August.
Signs of fall arriving start around Labour day as Red Maples start turning colour, and frost is not uncommon by mid September. By the first week in October many mature hardwoods have shed most of their leaves. Temperatures around this time generally hover around the mid-50’s F ( 12-15° C) for a daytime high however we frequently get a few days of sunny, calm conditions around this time driving temps higher. By the arrival of Deer (rifle) season the last week of October an accumulation of snow is possible and these conditions persist through late November, where some days will see weather that stays below the freezing point for a daytime high.
Notes on coming to Canada ( and returning to the U.S.A )
I.D requirements- to come to Canada and return to the USA without difficulty persons should have one of the following documents:
- A passport booklet ( in other words a “full” US passport )
- A passport card ( this is cheaper than a full passport but is valid for sea or land travel only)
- An “enhanced” driver’s license or “enhanced” I.D card ( these are available in a few states that border Canada including New York ,Vermont and Michigan) note that these should not be confused with “adventure” driver’s licenses which also act as hunting/ fishing licenses etc. Check with your state DMV for more info.
Entering Canada with firearms:
Firearms ( including most black powder/muzzle loaders* ) must be registered at the Canadian border upon entry. To save time at the border you can print off the form and fill it out in advance by clicking this link:
It’s important that you do not sign the form until you get to the border and are asked to do so by a Custom’s officer as this is a legal declaration and can only be done with an officer present.
Most types of conventional hunting firearms are permitted in Canada, however certain semi-automatic rifles based on “military platforms” like the AR or AK series , are subject to stricter regulations and cannot be imported by individuals- if you need clarity on this contact us before departure. You may notice handguns are included on the importation form above however this provision is only for persons involved in special sporting events ( like the Olympics) and involves a mountain of other paperwork; persons not in possession of these papers and found to have a handgun will be refused entry to Canada. **Any undeclared firearms discovered are subject to seizure and may result in arrest and prosecution**
**New-U.S gun laws regarding export and re-importation of firearms: Under new legislation enacted in the USA in 2013 an individual requires a permit from the US Department of Commerce to export more than 3 firearms from the USA. Currently Canadian law does not limit the number of firearms you may bring to Canada, however if you bring more than 3 firearms this could potentially complicate your return to the USA. We realize this is not an issue in most cases as most of our clients only bring one or two firearms but we include this info here for your benefit in the event you were thinking of bringing additional firearms for “target practice” etc.
Other weapons/arms– crossbows and hunting bows can be brought into Canada without restriction. Tazers, stuns guns, chemical mace, automatic (switchblade) or gravity(butterfly) knives and similar “self defense” weapons are not permitted in Canada. In a nutshell we ask you not bring any items/weapons that could jeopardize your seamless entry into Canada; if you are uncertain about anything you may wish to bring contact us before you pack and we’ll do our best to advise you.
We also suggest you stop at US Customs before you enter Canada and register any valuable items you might have ( guns, cameras, GPS units etc. ) so you have proof you had these items in your possession before you left the USA so there is no question about where these items came from upon your return. You can print off this form by clicking here and fill it out in advance to save time -be sure to have a US Customs officer stamp and sign it.
What to bring on hunting trips:
- Firearm, bow or crossbow ; we recommend you transport it in a hard case but also bring a soft side case or gun sock to carry it in the event it is dark when you enter/leave your stand. By law, in the woods these items must be cased from 1/2 after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.
- Ammunition ( you can bring up to 200 rounds into Canada )
- Thermacell unit for spring bear hunts.
- A sleeping bag ( we provide pillows and pillow cases as well as blankets )
- Personal items-medications, toiletries etc.
- Camera , extra batteries and an extra memory card.
- Rain Gear
- A lightweight hunting jacket and a heavier hunting jacket
- waterproof hunting boots
- Items 4 to 10 above as well as :
- insect repellant
- fishing rods, reels , line, lures etc.- ( on fully guided fishing trips we provide these )
- More info on tackle can be found on our Lakes and Tackle page