POLITICS
05/09/2014 09:55 EDT | Updated 07/09/2014 05:59 EDT

New Brunswick proposes two-day increase to upcoming moose hunting season

FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government is proposing an increase to the length of the province's moose hunting season.

Amendments to the Fish and Wildlife Act would increase the season from three to five days.

But the Natural Resources Department says the moose license quota for the 2014 season will be held at 2013 numbers in order to ensure long-term sustainability among moose populations.

The 2014 resident moose draw will be held from May 20 to June 13.

The province says the changes would see the longer moose hunting season take place during the last week of September.

The public is asked to review and provide comments by June 5.