Hunting in Nova Scotia

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9 hunting trips from 3 outfitters starting from $2,100

9 hunts
$2,100 starting from
2 animals
719mi to the nearest trip

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About hunting in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is one of Canada's maritime provinces, and is the country’s smallest province in area after Prince Edward Island. The peninsula of Nova Scotia is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with a rugged shoreline featuring numerous bays and estuaries. The scenic contrast of rolling green fields and high sea cliffs, as well as Nova Scotia’s friendly inhabitants, make this a popular destination for hunting and non-hunting tourists alike. Deer and bears are the big-game hunting draws for nonresident hunters in Nova Scotia, but there are also plenty of opportunities to hunt waterfowl and upland game. There is a moose season on Cape Breton Island, but it is open to Nova Scotia residents only. Black bears are numerous throughout the province and are hunted during the fall season, usually over bait; this is an excellent destination for affordable hunts for nice black bears. White-tailed deer hunting is also good in the farmland areas, with an average success rate of 25 percent. Nova Scotia has numerous outfitters specializing in both deer and black bears. Big-game seasons typically run through October and November. Nonresident hunters are required to show proof of having taken a sanctioned hunter education course in their region of residence or a valid hunting license from the last five years to purchase a Nova Scotia non-resident hunting license. They must also purchase a wildlife habitat stamp, and must hunt with a licensed guide or a resident who has obtained a special permit to guide. Learn more about hunting in Nova Scotia at

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2023 Whitetail Deer Hunt Single Person

9.7 6 reviews
Nova Scotia, Canada
White-tailed deer
Trip duration: 6 days
Season: 12 Sep 2023 - 10 Dec 2023
Package price
for 6 days, 1 hunter
Guided Bear Hunt 2023

Guided Bear Hunt 2023

9.5 7 reviews
Nova Scotia, Canada
Black bear
Trip duration: 5 days
Season: 28 Sep 2023 - 2 Oct 2023
Package price
for 5 days, 1 hunter

2023 Black Bear Hunt 2 Hunters

9.7 6 reviews
Nova Scotia, Canada
Black bear
Trip duration: 6 days
Season: 13 Sep 2023 - 2 Dec 2023
Package price
for 6 days, 2 hunters
Nova Scotia

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