If you want to fish or hunt in Nova Scotia you need a valid license or permit. A license must be signed and display the address of the person to whom it is issued. You should have the license with you while hunting or fishing and produce it for inspection if asked by a conservation officer.

It is an offence to hunt or kill wildlife, except during the open season for the species of wildlife specified on a valid license.

Contact the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture  for further information about rules for non-residents and visitors who wish to fish in provincial rivers, and the Department of Natural Resources for information about hunting.

A conservation officer may search and arrest, without a warrant, any person he or she has reasonable and probable grounds to believe has committed an offence under the Wildlife Act.