The Government of Alberta is presenting a quota hunt for antlerless white-tailed and mule deer in response to concerns about large deer populations that pose a problem for local agricultural producers by eating stored hay and livestock feed. The quota hunt is from February 4 - March 4, 2007, in part of WMU 526, near Bear Canyon.
Bear Canyon is about 90 km northwest of Fairview. The west edge of the quota hunt area is about 1.6 km from Alberta's border with British Columbia. All hunters must obtain permission when hunting on private land or on leases.
The 150 hunting licences available are limited to Alberta residents. Each licence will allow a hunter to harvest four antlerless white-tailed or mule deer. Licences cost $9 plus GST and sales begin February 1 at the 450 private licence issuers located throughout the province.