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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 Day Fully Guided Waterfowl Hunt '20 Canada
We offer many different hunt packages to fit your needs and budget. Our standard hunts are 3 days but we can accommodate any length necessary. Our experienced guides and staff will not only put you on the birds, but also do everything they can to make sure your stay with us is a success, whether its shooting specks at 15 yards or watching the northern lights around the campfire Monday thru Wednesday - Arrive on a Sunday. Enjoy three mornings and two evenings of awesome goose and duck hunting. Depart Wednesday before lunchtime. Thursday thru Saturday - Arrive on Wednesday evening. Enjoy three mornings and two evenings of awesome goose and duck hunting. Depart Saturday before lunchtime.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 7 Sep 2020 1 Nov 2020
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
Fall Black Bear Hunt '20 Canada
We start our intensive baiting program several weeks prior to the season to ensure that the bear are accustomed to frequenting our bait sites. Each site is maintained every two days throughout the season to hold the bear in the areas we want them and to ensure you are hunting an active bait location. We also utilize trail cameras to help keep track of the big boys. The majority of our stands are ladder stands, lock-ons or ground/pop-up blinds. During a regular day you can encounter anywhere from 1 – 10 different bears. The goal for you is to harvest average to above average Black Bear. To categorize this an average Black Bear is 51/2 feet from tip of nose to tip of tail and weighs approximately 170lbs. In our outfitting area we have found historically that we harvest about 30% colour phase bears. Our policy is that we guarantee you 100% shot opportunity but cannot guarantee size or colour. Depending on the time of year and environmental factors your day can also be filled with fishing and other outdoor activities that are local to the area. There is a 18 hole golf course 10 minutes from the cabin if you want to fit that into your morning routine before the afternoon/evening hunt.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 4 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020
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