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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.
2 Bear Hunt- Wolf and Fishing FREE! Canada
We have some left for the 2021 spring bear hunt! This package offer includes 6 day hunt - starting Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning-, guiding, caping and salting, all meals and lodging. , In addition to bear you can hunt wolf and go fishing for free!
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 10 May 2021 31 May 2021
Guided Archery Whitetail Hunt 2021 Canada
Whitetail hunts take place in the famed Parkland Region of central Alberta. Home to some of the biggest bucks in North America, hunters have a very good opportunity to take the deer of a lifetime. Our full-service six-day hunts run Monday through Saturday with hunters arriving mid-afternoon on the Sunday before, and departing after their hunt concludes on the Saturday evening. Archery hunts take place in September and October and our rifle hunts occur during the November rut. A typical day begins with a hearty breakfast, after which hunters are escorted to their stands or blinds where they hunt for the day. While we hunt some field edges, this is more the exception than the rule. Most of our stands and blinds are strategically located along key movement corridors in the woods, between bedding and feeding areas, and along key rutting areas overlooking active scrapes and along rub lines. After each day, hunters are picked up and return for a hot meal. While our deer density is lower than many places in the United States, the odds of encountering a true monarch are ever-present. We have found heads scoring well over 200 inches B&C, that have died of old age.
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2021 31 Oct 2021
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