Outfitters Industry Updates
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► Senate Session October 2nd, 2020
► Senate Session October 2nd, 2020
► Update from NBPOGA President 8/25/2020:
It is with great news that I will be done my last 4 treatments this week and will be back in the saddle. This has been one heck of a year for all of us and we need desperately look ahead for all of our survival. With everything going on (personal) and the pandemic we are long past our AGM and BOD meetings and time to get back to business and now we have an election to boot.
I am looking for suggestions on where and when we can hold a meeting with social distancing and everything considered. First I need to know whom is willing and can attend and should it be a regular BOD meeting or AGM, I suggest it be our AGM. Let me know if this is possible and a tentative date.
Stay safe and wishing all the best going forward. If this a AGM meeting we will also be doing a new member recruitment for Outfitter and Guides so do your part in increasing our membership and discuss non members in joining our Association.
Fisheries & Oceans Canada website: 6/1/2020:
***CHANGES to Striped bass gear change 2020 HERE / ***MODIFICATION des engins de pêche du bar rayé 2020 ICI
GNB website 5/28/2020: Crown Reserve Licence holders - The deadline to purchase your Crown Reserve Licence has been extended to May 29, 2020. Information on camp closure and changes in fees can be found here: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/nr-rn/pdf/en/2020_crown_reserve_angling_procedures.pdf
►Reminder: October 2, 2020 Deadline for Applications for 2021 Non-resident moose licences for qualifying outfitters and guides: The application deadline is the first Friday of the month of October in the year preceding the licencing period and the application period will begin on the Monday four (4) weeks prior to that date. The payment deadline will be the second Friday of the month of November that follows the date of the draw, with the results/payment period beginning on the Monday four (4) weeks prior to that date. Full information, application, and rules/procedures: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.201336.Non-Resident_Moose_Licence_Draw_for_Qualifying_Outfitters_and_Guides.html
► Update from Natural Resources and Energy Development Fish & Wildlife Branch (August 11, 2020): The new deadline for purchasing moose licenses drawn by outfitters is August 28, 2020.
►Update from NBPOGA President and Natural Resources and Energy Development (August 7, 2020): Please see below a letter from Minister Holland regarding the 2020 Non-Resident Moose licence for outfitters and guides who were successful in the 2020 draw: to_all_outfitters_with_a_2020_nb_outfitters_moose_licence.pdf
August 7, 2020
To: All Outfitters with a 2020 New Brunswick Outfitters Moose Licence
The Province and the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development (DNRED) understands the unique problems that have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for the outfitting industry. We have been investigating several avenues to help businesses through these hard times. One action the Department will be taking this year will be to allow New Brunswick residents to purchase moose hunts from outfitters who were successful in the outfitter moose licence draw. This is a one-time exemption that will only be permitted for the 2020 moose season.
The intention of this initiative is for outfitters to have an increased customer-base to sell their whole-service-hunt-experience and should be sold as such. The licence fee will remain the same as a non-resident moose licence. The New Brunswick client should be regarded in the same way as if they were a non-resident client.
This was a decision that was not taken lightly. We understand the coveted nature of a nonresident outfitter moose licence in New Brunswick. This initiative is meant to allow New Brunswick outfitters to capitalize on every revenue opportunity during such difficult times. We encourage you to realize the full value that an outdoor opportunity such as a moose hunt in New Brunswick has to offer regardless of a client’s residency.
Outfitters will need to contact Ms. Gisèle Gaudet at 506-444-2626 to ensure the prospective client is eligible, unsuccessful in the resident draw, and not a designated hunter for the 2020 moose season. The resident will then be able to purchase the license. This purchase will not affect their pool status for future resident moose license draws.
► Update from NBPOGA President 5/28/2020: The deadline for purchasing non-resident moose tag is now AUGUST 7th.
► GNB website 5/28/2020: The 2020 Black Bear season registration procedures have changed and can be found at:
► GNB website 5/28/2020: Because of concerns surrounding COVID-19, offices of the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development remain closed to the public at this time; however, staff have returned to offices and are available via email or telephone. Contacts can be found by visiting:
► 2020 Tentative Draw Dates: