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Sondage provincial sur la chasse au Nouveau-Brunswick en 2015 : un portrait des caractéristiques, opinions et motivations des chasseurs, leurs habitudes de chasse et les dépenses des chasseurs du Nouveau-Brunswick. 2017. Gautreau, D.; Wyatt, S.; Nadeau, S. École de foresterie, Université de Moncton, Campus d’Edmundston, N.-B.

Year: 2017

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 39078

Language: French

Availability: PDF (download)

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This report provides a portrait of hunters in New Brunswick in 2015. Findings include the following: • White-tailed deer, moose and small game are the preferred choice of New Brunswick hunters. • They hunt more often on crown lands than on private ones. • The majority of respondents travel more than 50 km to reach their hunting grounds. • The total value of hunting-related expenses is estimated to have been at least $145 million for the 2015 hunting season. • 7% of respondents hunted outside of New Brunswick. • The primary motivations for hunting are to enjoy nature, to spend time with family, to experience the challenge of hunting, to release stress, and to get to know wildlife better.

New Brunswick hunting permit sales have been decreasing steadily since the 1980s.