Department of Natural Resources

Posted at 2:02 pm on May 17, 2017

According to a release sent out by the Department of Natural Resources, two bear cubs found orphaned in Inverness county are safe, for now. DNR says in an email, that one cub has bee placed at Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Mira, which is already housing an orphaned cub. The other is being moved from the DNR office in Whycocomagh to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, which has experience housing and helping bears.
Inverness PC Candidate Allan MacMaster brought attention to social media after he heard that the mother of the cubs died after being electrocuted when climbing a pole. He worries about DNR bear handling policies moving forward however:
MacMaster calls this solution a ‘band-aid’ and he hopes that a permanent solution can be found so bears and their cubs aren’t euthanized.

Posted at 8:54 am on May 3, 2017

If you’re interesting in hunting moose this season, the time is now.  Hunters can now apply for the annual moose license lottery. 
This year, 345 licenses will be available in five moose-management zones in Inverness and Victoria Counties.  They are the only counties in Nova Scotia where moose hunting is permitted.
To be eligible, you must be a resident of Nova Scotia, have a valid Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card and be at least 18 years of age.  Hunters who held a moose hunting license in the last five years cannot apply this year.  The application deadline is May 31st.  The draw will be held in June.

Hunters can apply online, by phone or by mail:

— to apply online go to

— to apply by phone, call 1-900-565-3337 from a landline and the application fee will automatically be added to your phone bill. The phone option does not work with cellphones and it cannot be billed to a different phone number.

— to apply by mail please contact your local Natural Resources office.

It costs $9.25 (HST included) to apply online or by phone and $13.45 (HST included) to apply by mail.