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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Waterfowl Hunt 3 Days 2019 Canada
We are in one of the first agricultural areas that migrating geese and ducks encounter on their annual journey from Northern nesting grounds to southern wintering areas. Combine this with thousands of local birds and your opportunities are endless. Our area boasts ducks like Mallards, pintails with bonuses of wigon’s, blue and green winged teal. Greater Canada geese, lesser with bonuses of cacklers, speckle belly and snows. We use a variety of full body, silhouette and moving decoys to ensuring we have what it takes to get birds on the ground for our hunters. Our hunts are conducted from willow, bale, box or layout blinds. With both us and/or our professional Molt gear guide in the blind with you to call and retrieve birds We pride ourselves in having a local family/staff business, we run with professional and friendly people, we demand respect and care for both our private and local property we gain access to with our waterfowl hunts. This is the best place to find a Canada waterfowl experience of a lifetime. Whichever hunt package you choose each hunter has a possession limit of a 3-day bag limit. This includes 24 geese, 24 ducks and 50 snow geese. GROUP RATES AVAILABLE PLEASE CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 September 2019 31 October 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
Hunting season: 1 September 2019 31 October 2019
Whitetail Deer 2020 Canada
We offer a guided fair chase hunt over private ranch property with a generous herd of whitetatail deer in a very scenic location of southwest Alberta next to the mountains. Our hunts are spot and stock utilizing a four wheel pickup truck as transport within the hunting grounds.
Trip duration: 1 - 7 days
Hunting season: 7 November 2020 24 November 2020
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