Update May 19, 2015- For the NB non resident Moose draw results click here and enter your draw number
The dates for the 2015 New Brunswick non-resident moose draw are coming up soon; non residents can apply between February 9 and April 30. Interested hunters can apply online; to apply online visit http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.200853.html For more information on New Brunswick Moose Hunts check out our page. Here at Long Lake Adventures we offer ready access to some of the finest habitat anywhere in Canada. We select the best areas starting in early summer to put our guests in locations with fine bulls. Check out these photos from 2014 of successful hunters who made Long Lake Adventures their chosen outfitters.
Non Resident Bull 2014 hunt-Jimmy
Patty’s 2014 Bull
2014 Bull- Jeff
Yesterday the province of New Brunswick released numbers regarding the the 2014 Moose hunting season. As expected ,with the new 5 day season kill numbers were up province-wide (but not quite as much as biologists predicted). 2014 saw a total harvest of 3690 Moose which was a 10% increase over the 2013 season total. Projections had put the final 2014 kill at 3940 (which would have been about a 16% increase) due to the extra 2 days of hunting this year, however the last 2 days of moose season were unseasonably warm with temperatures topping 26 C (about 80 F) in some parts of New Brunswick which likely had a negative impact on hunting during those 2 days.
There were 4612 resident licences issued for 2014 along with 100 non-resident licences making the total 4712, with 3690 Moose taken for an overall success rate of 78%. The New Brunswick DNR estimates the moose population province wide to be about 30 000 animals.
Here at Long Lake Adventures we had a 100% success rate with our non-resident hunter Jimmy bagging a fine bull the first morning and we also had 3 residents with licenses using our facilities as their base and each of them had Moose by Friday.
Less than 3 hours into the “new” 5 day 2014 New Brunswick Moose hunting season our non-resident guest (and long-time Long Lake Adventures bear hunter) Jimmy filled his tag taking a fine 14 point New Brunswick bull after passing up on a smaller (10 point) bull earlier this morning. Clay called him out to an old forest road where Jimmy promptly dispatched him with a 375 H & H Magnum. Our well-experienced Moose hunting guide team of Clay and Andy once again showed how Long Lake Adventures offers an unmatched outdoor experience in the most remote areas of New Brunswick. We’ll post more photos as soon as they are available but for now here’s a pic of our happy hunter with his handsome bull. Congratulations to Jimmy and thank you for creating another memory here at Long Lake Adventures!
Monster New Brunswick Black Bear June 2014.
NB Bear 2014
We ended the last week of our New Brunswick spring bear hunting season a couple of weeks ago capping off a great spring 2014!
Our guests here at Long Lake Adventures took several large black bears this spring upwards of 300 pounds with a bear about twice that size taken by a member of the last group of hunters we had in camp.
We left our trail cameras out on some of our bait sites after the last group all got their bears and still had several bears visiting the baits. We’ll be updating our hunting gallery within the next few days with pics of all of our lucky spring bear hunters. For more info on both spring and fall bear hunting be sure to visit our New Brunswick bear hunting page.
Our second group of spring bear hunters had a great week with four of our six hunters taking fine New Brunswick black bears over 300 pounds and all of our hunters had opportunities to fill their tags. We continue to expand our network of bait locations throughout the season and have numerous trail cameras deployed to keep our hunters on active bait sites.
These 3 bears were taken the first day (May 26 ) of our spring bear hunt 2014
We kicked off our New Brunswick spring bear hunting season for 2014 here at Long Lake Adventures yesterday evening, May 26 and we started off with a bang- literally! Three of of hunters took fine black bears. After an unusually long winter here in northern New Brunswick (there’s still a bit of snow in some places) the bears have been out and about with lots of activity around bait sites. Weather remains on the cool side but on the bright side the black flies and mosquitoes haven’t come to life yet in much in the way of numbers; of course we expect that to change within the next few days. The weather forecast for the rest of the week shows temperatures warming up with only light winds and very little rain so this should make for pretty good hunting conditions for both the hunters and the bears for the balance of the week.
Today we finally have open water! -Yes, the ice is out of Long Lake. After a long winter and drawn-out spring we’re officially ready to get the northern New Brunswick lake fishing season underway in 3 days.
Non Resident Moose Draw reminder;
Today the results are available for the New Brunswick non-resident Moose hunting draw. To find out if you were successful, dial 1-800-994-2666 and enter your draw number- we hope to hear from you soon!
Yesterday May 8, 2014, the New Brunswick government announced that it appears very likely the 2014 New Brunswick Moose hunting season will be extended to five days from the current three. The extra two days will be tacked on in front of the current three days in the last week of September making it a Tuesday to Saturday hunt versus the current Thursday-Saturday hunt. These changes won’t officially come into effect until (some point after) June 5 as there will be a consultation period with stakeholders but it seems at this point this will be the season for 2014!
Update July 9 2014- Yesterday the New Brunswick government announced the changes are indeed official and it is a 5 day hunt-Good luck to all who had their names drawn!
We had another successful visit to Moncton this past weekend- thanks again to those of you who stopped by to meet us. Now we’re waiting for the snow and ice to melt to get our camps ready for the spring fishing season. The countdown is also on for any of you non-resident hunters thinking of applying for the New Brunswick 2014 Moose hunting draw; April 30th is the deadline so be sure to get those applications in so you can join us here at Long Lake Adventures for a trip of a lifetime!