Applications Open for Antlerless Deer Draw

Starting tomorrow, Aug. 1, hunters can apply for an antlerless deer hunting stamp for the 2019 hunting season. There are 5,000 antlerless deer hunting stamps available this year.

The antlerless deer draw is a major part of sustainably managing the deer population. Stamps are available for zones 101, 103, 104, 106, 108, and 110 in mainland Nova Scotia. Antlerless deer stamps aren’t needed for zones 102, 105, 107, or 109, as these zones are open to harvesting deer of either sex. No antlerless deer can be hunted in zones 111 and 112 in Cape Breton this year.

To be eligible, hunters must be a resident of Nova Scotia, hold a 2019 deer hunting licence, have a Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card and be at least 16 years old by December 8, 2018.

The application fee is $8.04, plus HST. Qualified hunters can apply online at

They can also apply by calling 1-900-565-3337 to have the fee billed directly to their landline phone.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, Aug. 31, at midnight. The draw will take place Tuesday, Sept. 3. Winners will be notified by mail. Applicants may check their draw results online beginning at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

An antlerless deer hunting stamp becomes valid when applied to a valid deer hunting licence. The stamp does not increase the bag limit but permits hunters to harvest either one antlerless or antlered deer.

Additional information, including a detailed map of deer management zones in Nova Scotia, is available at