FREDERICTON (GNB) – Anyone wishing to apply for the 2020 antlerless deer hunt can do so from July 27 to Aug. 21.

The number of permits for this season has increased from last year. Provincewide, 4,400 permits will be allowed, up 800 from the 3,600 available in 2019. The increase occurs primarily in central and southern New Brunswick.

“Hunting is a tradition for many New Brunswickers,” said Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland. “Here’s to a safe and successful season and best of luck in the draw.”

New Brunswickers can apply for the draw through the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development e-licensing system. Applicants can use their Outdoors Card number to complete their application online, at Service New Brunswick centres and at registered vendors. A list of registered vendors is available online.

The results will be available Sept. 8.

The following is a list of wildlife management zones and the 2020 quota of antlerless deer permits allocated in each:

Zone                          Licences

1                                 Buck only

2                                 Buck only

3                                 Buck only

4                                 Closed

5                                 Closed

6                                 Buck only

7                                 Buck only

8                                 Buck only

9                                 Closed

10                               50

11                               Buck only

12                               Buck only

13                               Buck only

14                               Buck only

15                               Buck only

16                               100

17                               Buck only

18                               Buck only

19                               Buck only

20                               1,000

21                               Buck only

22                               1,400

23                               1,300

24                               Buck only

25                               Buck only

26                               100

27                               450