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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2019 Antelope Archery Hunt Canada
We specialize in harvesting trophy class antelope. By trophy class we mean we set a minimum goal of 75" Boone and Crockett, which means the antelope buck you take with us will compare favorably with antelope anywhere in North America. Of the 20 plus antelope hunters we guide annually, most will harvest bucks in the high 70" to low 80" range. Southern Alberta is one of the archery world's best kept secrets. In addition to outstanding trophy antelope, both deer species occur in good numbers and are very accessible to the serious trophy hunter. This allows us to offer unique multiple species archery hunts. These hunts take place in September. Our strategies include ground blinds at water holes, decoying and spot and stalk. The odds of your getting a quality shot at a pronghorn buck scoring well into the Pope and Young record book are almost 100%. Though we can tailor our hunts to suit anyone's physical ability, a client should be prepared to do a fair bit of hiking to give him or herself the best chance for success. * NOTE TO ARCHERY HUNTERS* Single pin, adjustable sights are not practical for the style of hunting required on our spot and stalk archery hunts and are not permitted. Upon receipt of your deposit we will issue a Hunt Contract.
Trip duration: 6 days
Trip available on: 1 September 2019 22 September 2019
White-tailed Deer Bow Hunt 2019 Canada
For over 19 years we have been providing high success archery Whitetail hunting in Southern Alberta. If the Whitetail experts were to get together to design the best possible habitat for high quality deer production, it would likely look a lot like this area. The dense, swampy, cottonwood river bottoms, surrounded by lush, abundant crops of peas, alfalfa, cereal grains and canola, provide everything necessary for trophy Whitetail! As we like to call it, “A True Sportsman’s Paradise!” These hunts are fully customized and personal, with camp not exceeding 4 hunters per week. As the outfitter, I’m in camp every week and personally guide or help with each hunt. For those wanting to make the most of their trip, hunts can be run in various combinations with, either species of deer, and/or world-class wing shooting for plentiful, Ducks, Geese, and Upland birds! Excellent fishing is also available during the archery hunt months. Hunts are conducted from either tree stands or ground blinds as big bucks are intercepted traveling between bedding and feeding areas during early morning and late afternoon hours. This effective technique, produces excellent success and is the result of extensive scouting and years of experience hunting this area. Hunters can expect to see hundreds of deer during this 5 ½-day hunt, and should have multiple opportunities at bucks ranging from mid 130’s to mid 160’s Pope and Young. The unmatched variety of wildlife, and the scenic beauty will also add to the overall experience during this hunt.
Trip duration: 6 days
Trip available on: 1 September 2019 31 October 2019
Bear Hunt - 2nd bear $500 Canada
We have some left for the 2018 spring bear hunt! This package offer includes 6 day hunt - starting Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning-, guiding, caping and salting, all meals and lodging. Second bear is $500, In addition to bear you can hunt wolf and go fishing. Package price per hunter is $3,500 with second bear being $500!
Trip duration: 6 days
Trip available on: 10 May 2019 31 May 2019
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