Alberta Hunting News

FGA Calls for Action Against Elk Rancher
The Alberta Fish and Game Association is calling on the province to get on with it and to take legal action against a game-farm rancher who may have knowingly released a herd of 20 elk into the wild.
Permit Required to Import Canadian Hunter-Harvested Game Meat
Hunters can immediately begin bringing wild ruminant meat products intended for their personal use into the United States, but will need a “Veterinary Services Special Permit for the Importation of Hunter-Harvested Wild Ruminant Meat,” along with one of the following: a valid Canadian export certificate for game meat, or a copy of a valid hunting license or a valid hunting tag.
2003 Hunting Draws Summary Report
The 2003 Hunting Draws Summary Report is now available for download in PDF format. Information on the 2003 Undersubscribed Special Licences will be posted on August 19, 2003.
2003 Hunting License/Regulation Information Available
Hunting license sales begin on August 1, 2003. Some bow hunting seasons begin in August and many other seasons start in September.
2003 Hunting Draw Information Now Available
Information about the 2003 Hunting Draws is now available. The 2003 Alberta Hunting Draws information booklet will be mailed to people who have applied for draws within the last two years. They should receive their booklets by the end of May.
FGA Opposes Motion to Sell Public Land
Alberta's largest conservation group, the Alberta Fish & Game Association (AFGA), expresses its disappointment at the April 14, 2003 motion by Redwater MLA Dave Broda that the Alberta government sell or dispose of public lands that are declared surplus to the needs of the province.
Grizzly Bear Hunt Reduced
With Alberta's continued stable grizzly population, the grizzly bear hunt will continue this spring. However, it will be reduced, particularly in designated areas in an effort to sustain the number of adult female bears in these areas.
New Rules For Alberta's Bighorn Backcountry
Strict new rules for off-highway vehicle (OHV) users and other recreationists in the Bighorn Backcountry are outlined in a new public information program. Visitors to the area will learn about the new regulations restricting trail use, best practices to avoid damaging trails, the environment and wildlife, and tips on how to share the landscape.