Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada
Natural Resources

Hunter and Trapper Training Courses: Online Registration

The Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for the following courses.  Please be advised that a credit card is required in order to submit payment. Prepaid credit cards are not accepted.
NS Hunter Education $30 + HST * prerequisite - see below
NS Furharvester Education $40 + HST
NS Bow Hunter Education $40 + HST
Crossbow Hunter Education $29.95 + HST
  Nuisance Wildlife Operator (test) $6.83 + HST

* First Time Hunters who intend on hunting with a firearm in Nova Scotia must:
1. Complete and pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and;
2. Complete and pass the Nova Scotia Hunter Education Safety Course and;
3. Possess the appropriate federal Firearms Licence (see below) applicable to carrying a firearm including:

  • Possession Only Licence or;
  • Possession and Acquisition Licence or;
  • Minors Firearm Licence (for individuals under the age of 18).
Additional information on obtaining federal Firearms Licences is available online at: or by calling the Canadian Firearms Center: 902-424-6689 or 1-800-731-4000.

To register for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course, click here.

To become trained as a Hunter with bow or crossbow, Furharvester or Nuisance Wildlife Operator, register for the corresponding course.

Note: To ensure a seat in the current year’s Furharvester and Bowhunting course, you must register by August 1st.  Applications received after that date cannot be guaranteed a course in current year but will be held over until the following year.

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