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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.
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3 Days Coyote Hunt Canada
Easy access. All hunters are picked up and dropped at the Edmonton International Airport. No restriction on harvest amount. Coyote hunts are strictly calling (Electronic/Mouth) with no more than 2 clients at a time. We only take a Maximum of 6 clients a winter. Licenses run around $50 CAN.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Dec 2019 28 Feb 2021
3 Day Predator Hunt Canada
We offer 3 day, full-service Guided Coyote Predator Hunts. With Coyote populations higher than ever in the Parkland/Prairie Region of Central Alberta, we can offer you great shooting opportunities. Using the most up-to-date calling techniques and decoys, it’s not uncommon to have multiple dogs come in to a single stand set. Come see what Alberta Coyote Hunting is all about.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Dec 2019 28 Feb 2020
Spring Black Bear 2x1 Hunt Canada
We hunt black bear primarily in the spring within our southern peace country territory. Our Black Bear hunts are 7 days in length and are conducted 1 on 1 or 2 on 1. Bear season runs from approx. May 10th – June 10th with exact dates determined each year depending on snow fall levels. Bears at this time of the year can be found actively feeding on new grass along oilfield and logging roads as they emerge from their dens. Their fur is full and claws are long making for a stunning addition to anybody's trophy room. Although most bears in our area are black in colour, all colour phases are present. From chocolate or reddish brown, to almost blond and every colour variation in between, if you're looking for a big mature bear this is the place to do it. This is a spot and stalk hunt in gentle terrain for the most part, so hunters of any age or physical ability can be successful in harvesting a great bear. A typical hunting day will begin around 1 p.m. after lunch and consists of driving around in pickups or on ATV’s looking for active bears out feeding. It is not uncommon to see between 15-30 bears a week as our bear population is very high and receives almost no hunting pressure. Once a bear is spotted your guide will determine its approx. size and the decision will be up to you if you want to make a stalk on the animal. We target mature bears in the 6 foot plus range (hide squared) and you have an excellent chance of harvesting one on this hunt. This is also a two bear area, so hunters wanting to take a second bear have that option as well. Method of take is rifle, bow or muzzleloader. If you’re ready to come and hunt a beautiful mature black bear then give us a call for our available dates, and get ready to have some fun.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 10 May 2020 5 Jun 2020
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