Hunting in Alberta

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284 hunting trips from 53 outfitters starting from $1,690

284 hunts
$1,690 starting from
15 animals
2925km to the nearest trip

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Alberta

About hunting in Alberta

The province of Alberta, in western Canada, is one of North America’s premier hunting regions. Covering 250,000 square miles, its geography is diverse, with open prairies in the south, aspen parklands in the central regions, boreal forestland in the far north, and the magnificent peaks of the Canadian Rockies along its western border. Alberta has at least ten huntable big-game species: pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, black bears, cougars, Rocky Mountain elk, Canada moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer, bison, and wolves. Alberta’s prairie regions also boast outstanding waterfowl and upland bird hunting. Alberta’s outfitters are issued big-game allocations on an annual basis, so there is no need for hunters to apply for or draw tags, and this makes it easy to book a hunt in the province. Alberta’s hunting industry traces its roots to 1881, when Tom Wilson joined a survey of what is now the Stoney Indian Reserve near Banff. After learning the lay of the land and how to pack a horse, he became the first known hunting outfitter in Alberta. During the 1920s and 1930s, outfitted hunting evolved into big business, and famous names, including American outdoor writer Jack O’Connor, hunted in both Alberta and British Columbia. Alberta is known for outstanding record-book trophies, especially when it comes to bighorn sheep. The world-record bighorn was taken by Guinn Crousen in 2000, and the ram it eclipsed, now number two, was also from Alberta. In fact, five of the top ten rams listed in the Boone and Crockett records came from Alberta. So did the number-one non-typical mule deer, the Broder Buck. Hunters can bring their own rifles and shotguns for a hunt in Alberta; a simple one-page form must be filled out to obtain a temporary Canadian Firearms permit. This form (CAFC 909) can be downloaded from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Firearms Program, www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf. Follow the links for visitors/non-residents and then download the “Non-Resident Firearms Declaration” (CAFC 909). Hunters may bring up to 200 rounds of ammunition into Alberta, and it’s easy to purchase ammo for most common calibers and gauges at sporting-goods stores in most areas. The Alberta Professional Outfitter’s Society (APOS) is a good source of information about hunting in Alberta. See apos.ab.ca.

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Winter Wolf Hunt in Alberta 2020

Winter Wolf Hunt in Alberta 2020 Canada

As the temperatures drop in the North, the World-famous Canadian fur comes into prime condition. The deep snow makes it easy for the large Alberta Timber Wolf to travel quickly and scour the territory for their next big meal. We take pride in our extensive knowledge of the hunting area and the dense resident population of Wolves. The strategically chosen sets are monitored regularly and restocked with bait to ensure the consistent return of the Alpha Canid giving you the best opportunity at your dream Northern Alberta Wolf. Hunters will be situated over kill sights, bait piles, and travel corridors in heated ground-blinds. Guides will transport you by pickup truck to the hunting area, then ATV or Snow-machine up to the blind setup. The areas we target boast very high color variations in Wolves and range from the typical salt and pepper, to jet-black, arctic white, and even the rare blue phase. As a result of the very high and dense populations of Canine predators, Alberta currently has no limit on the number of Wolves or Coyotes eligible for harvest, and both species fall under the same license. All Wolves and Coyotes taken are included in original hunt cost. *No Trophy Fee attached Hunters can expect full accommodations in a local hotel within an hours drive of the hunting area. The day begins early in the morning to allow adequate time for travel to the bait-set before sunrise. Breakfast in town and a home-style bagged lunch will be provided before leaving for the day and an exceptional dinner upon arrival back to town in the evening. Custom length hunts are available, please contact for details.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 1 Dec 2020 31 Mar 2021

Package price $4,500 for 6 days, 1 hunter
Pre-Rut Whitetail Archery/Rifle Hunt

Pre-Rut Whitetail Archery/Rifle Hunt Canada

We are hunting the best whitetail deer habitat in North America. Our best success comes from hard work, persistence and patience. Heated Tree Stands and Blinds are utilized to maintain Stealth and Comfort. Accessing these Prime areas is no easy task; we accomplish this with heated enclosed Cab SXS’s, Quads and 4x4 Trucks ready for the task. The Trophy Bucks let down their guard for this short period and are heavily working there scrape line searching for Receptive Doe’s and challenging all other Bucks that are trying their best to get in on the action. The Dominant Buck will come in to Rattling, Scraping and Calls; we take advantage of this patterning by knowing there routine from our Trail Cams and good old footwork prior to your Hunt Start and set you up where you will see several good Bucks on a daily basis with 140-160 (common) and 180+the Goal. Whitetail Archery and Rifle Hunts during the peak of the Rut (Late October into the Third week of November) are packed with opportunities and Adrenaline pumping excitement. Archery Season Starts August 25th-September 16th. Rifle/Archery September 17th-November 30th, 2020.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 25 Aug 2020 25 Oct 2020

Package price $3,995 for 6 days, 1 hunter
Alberta Archery Whitetail Hunt

Alberta Archery Whitetail Hunt Canada

I offer archery hunts in a zone of 100,000+ acres consisting of private farmland and lease land. We hunt heavy forest, cropland and river valleys. Archery hunts can be booked anywhere from sept 1- nov 31 consisting of pre rut to full rut hunts. Guest additional 500.00 USD

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 30 Nov 2020

Package price $3,000 for 6 days, 1 hunter, 1 guest
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