Alberta Hunting News

Alberta Hunting Guide Available to Plan for Fall Season
Hunters may want to highlight August 1 on their calendars-that's when hunting licences go on sale for the coming season. Copies of the 2006 Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations are being delivered now to licence vendors and fish and wildlife offices so hunters can plan their outdoor adventures.
Caribou Calves Arrive at Little Smoky Project
A pilot project for caribou conservation has recently welcomed the arrival of 10 caribou calves as part of the Little Smoky herd in west-central Alberta.
Hunters Invited to Try the Luck of the Draw
Until June 22, hunters can apply for special draws to hunt several species of Alberta big game; opportunities available only through the annual draw system. Hunters can apply by phoning a central licensing office or by visiting any one of more than 450 licence issuers in Alberta.
New Métis Hunting & Fishing Agreement to be Negotiated
The Alberta government has accepted the report of a committee examining Métis hunting and fishing rights. The government will resume negotiations on a new agreement with the Métis Nation of Alberta and the Métis Settlements General Council as a result of the report's recommendations.
Grizzly Intercept Program Limits Livestock Losses
When grizzly bears awaken after months of hibernation, they quickly begin looking for food to satisfy their winter hunger. Sometimes in the past, this has led to conflicts with livestock producers along the southern foothills, where grizzly bear habitat borders farmland.
Prizes go to Hunters Who Submitted Deer Heads
Five lucky hunters from locations across Alberta won in the raffle for prizes given as a thanks for submitting deer heads to the 2005 CWD surveillance testing program.
Alberta Suspends Spring Grizzly Bear Hunt While Collecting Data
Alberta will suspend the spring grizzly bear hunt while DNA census data is collected throughout the province, which is expected to continue over the next few years.
Four More Cases of CWD Found in Wild Deer
Following disease control efforts in January and February 2006, Alberta documented another four cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild deer in the province. This brings the total to eight cases of CWD confirmed in wild deer in Alberta since the first case in September 2005. The federal Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the province's latest findings on February 16 and 17.
First Case of CWD Found in Wild Deer Population
Alberta has recorded its first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild deer killed by a hunter in the province. This brings the total to four cases of CWD confirmed in wild deer in Alberta. The federal Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed this latest case December 9.
No Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Latest Culled Deer
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was not found in any of the 29 wild deer culled in October near Oyen.