Hunting in Alberta

Hunting is usually one of the first things that come to mind for the sportsman when thinking of Alberta. With long seasons and large limits, plus some of the most popular big game hunts, it’s no surprise that this is the case. Whether you’re looking to hunt some deer, or fowl, or something a bit larger and more exciting like bighorn sheep, bears, cougars and wolves, you’ll have your chance in this central-western province.

Like anywhere, a hunt in Alberta requires a lot of paperwork, from licensing and tags, to gun permits and, if you’re booking with an outfitter, airline tickets, itineraries and directions! There are outfitters that cover any hunting desire, including hunts by horseback. Another aspect of hunting in Alberta is its diverse terrain. They’ve got it all, from boreal regions of mixed forest, to prairies and mountains. This allows for different types of hunting, and for a variety of game.

Alberta is a great destination for any hunter wishing to get out there and add to the trophy collection, or fill the freezer. From big game like wolves, coyotes, cougars and bears, to creatures like elk, moose, antelopes and deer, there’s something for every hunter to check off the list. The bird game is also extensive thanks to Alberta’s wetlands. A number of record breaking hunts have taken place in this Canadian province and it is a worthy destination for any hunter looking to dabble in a diverse range of hunting.