General deer hunting season begins on Friday, Oct. 28, and continues to Dec. 3.
Hunters are required to wear hunter orange, and non-hunters are recommended to do the same when they are entering the woods during hunting season. Hunters are also required to carry a compass and waterproof matches. In addition, everyone should carry a map or GPS unit, a first-aid kit, a communications device and tell someone when and where they will be in the woods.
Hunting of all wildlife, except moose, is allowed on two Sundays during the season: Oct. 30 and Nov. 6.
Hunting regulation booklets are available at hunting-licence vendor locations and Department of Natural Resources offices. The regulations and safety advice are also available at www.novascotia.ca/natr/hunt .