Each year in June, the Fish and Wildlife Division holds lotteries or draws  for a limited number of special licences to hunt various species of big game and Merriam's turkey. Only Residents  and, to a lesser extent, Non-residents (Canadians)  are eligible to submit applications for these draws. A Non-resident (Canadian) must apply with at least one Resident hunter in the draw for each licence for which he or she is eligible (exception: Non-resident Trophy Sheep Draw). The Non-resident (Canadian) must hunt with a Hunter Host  if successful in a draw for a special licence.
Information on the draw and how to apply is provided in the 2007 Alberta Hunting Draws booklet. A copy of the booklet is mailed to previous draw applicants (within the last two years) and should be received by the end of May. If you are a first-time applicant or you did not apply on a draw within the last two years, you can pick up a copy of the draw booklet at a local licence issuer , or download a copy from this site  in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The download file requires Acrobat Reader ® to view and print.
The 2007 Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations will be available in July.
If you have changed your address since your last application, telephone (toll-free in North America) 1 877 289 0999 or visit www.albertarelm.com  or fill out a WIN Application form at a local licence issuer .
Information about draw statistics is available through Hunter Information .
|Mid-May||2007 Alberta Hunting Draws booklet mailed out to previous draw applicants, and made available online  and at licence issuers .|
|June 1–June 22||Applications may be purchased through the 1-900 telephone line
or a private licence issuer (see draws booklet), except for Merriam's
|July 13–August 31||Draw results available at 1-900-451-3729 ($0.75 per minute), or on-line www.albertarelm.com .
|August 1||Licences available for purchase at all licence issuers.|
|August 10||Antelope and Goat results available at 1-900-451-3729 ($0.75
Applications for Landowner Special Licences begin.
|August 17||Undersubscribed licence information available at 1-877-289-0999 (toll-free) or at Hunter Information |
|September 5, 8:15 a.m.||Undersubscribed licences available for reservation at 1-900-451-3729 ($1.25 per minute).|
|January 4–29, 2008||Merriam's turkey draw applications can be purchased, (only at licence issuers).|