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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
Remote Wilderness Spring Black Bear Hunt Canada
Black bear hunting with us takes place in a very remote area of Northern Alberta Canada with no local hunting pressure and a large population of trophy size bears and a two bear limit. Black bear hunting on the Clearwater River in Alberta is always a great success. Our river boat camp is located 60 kms (40 miles) up the Clearwater river in a very remote area with no local hunting pressure and a large population of trophy size bears. We have new boats and ATV’s and with the addition of excellent bait sites along the river, this spring is looking great for massive record book bears. We set up bait sites in several spots at the top of the river ridge. We use river boats, duck boats and aluminum fishing boats to get to and from the bait sites. You will be hunting out of tree stands over well established baits. Shot distance is between 10-20 yards to minimize the chance of wounding a bear. We have never had anyone go home without seeing multiple bears and every year bears are taken in the 7 foot 400 pound range. We have many color phase bears from blonde to cinnamon, brown and black The hunts are generally 2 hunters to one guide,Non hunters are welcome at $150 a day Trophy fee for 2nd bear is due in cash at camp or with final payment before receiving the tag. $1,000 USD for 2nd bear (2 bear limit)
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 5 May 2020 1 Jun 2020
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 Nov 2020 24 Nov 2020
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