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Department of Natural Resources

Fur Harvester Certification

Who Needs This Certificate?
This certification acknowleges that a person has taken and passed a course designed to teach humane and ethical trapping procedures.

Anyone who wants to hunt or trap furbearering animals in Nova Scotia has to have a Fur Harvester Licence, and, with a few exceptions, anyone who wants to get that licence has to have one of these certifications.
Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
Where can you get this Licence and / or further information?
Any of the Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.
(See Offices, N.S. Department of Natural Resources.)

Online at www.hmcgroup.ca/education/

Application Forms & Process:
An application form can be picked up at any of the Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources listed above. When it has been filled in, it is sent to the address on the form, along with the application fee. Or register online at www.hmcgroup.ca/education/.

The Fur Harvester course is given at various times through the year in various locations. Contact the Department for details.

After the applicant successfully passes the course, the Certificate will be sent to them by mail.
Waiting Period:

Upon the successful completion of the Furharvester Course, you will receive a temporary student registration card, which is valid for 1 year from the date of issue. Your permanent Wildlife Resources Card will be automatically sent to you within 2-3 months of taking the course.

Expiry & Renewal:
The Wildlife Resources Card displaying your Fur Harvester Certification is valid for five years and can be renewed.
Price:
Furharvester Education course $40 plus HST
Related Requirements:
None
Additional Information:
The Fur Harvester Certification acknowledges that the person has taken and passed a course designed to teach humane and ethical trapping procedures.
Legislative Authority:
Wildlife Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 504, Section 44;

Fur Harvesting Regulations




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