Undersubscribed Special Licences - Closed

When too few people apply for special licences in some WMUs the undersubscribed special licences are made available for sale to eligible hunters online.

Undersubscribed Special Licences Available

Reserving and Buying Your Special Licence

To buy an undersubscribed special licence, you must first reserve the licence and then confirm your reservation has been approved. Once you have been approved you can buy your special licence.

Buying Undersubscribed Special Licences

  • Licences are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Licences must first be reserved and then purchased beginning the following day

Sales Sales Start:

August 15, 2014
9:00 a.m.


January 15, 2015

Reserving your Undersubscribed Special Licence

You can reserve your licence either online or at a licence issuer.

Before You Begin!
  1. Have your pre-numbered WIN (Wildlife Identification Number) ready.

    You may reserve a licence of the same kind of special licence for the same WMU for up to 3 other hunters provided you have their WINs.

  2. Have the 2 digit Draw Code and 3 digit Draw Choice ready (see tables below)

    Please Note: You must make a separate application for each special licence.

To Reserve Online:
  1. You can reserve online or at a licence issuer
  2. You will need:
    • A credit card

      - Cost is $3.04 (plus GST) per application
      - Charges will appear on your credit card statement as: ALBERTA RELM EDMONTON, AB

    • An email address
    • A WIN to purchase the application
    • Your draw code and draw choice
  3. Go to: AlbertaRELM.com

    • Draws/Undersubscribed

Purchasing your Undersubscribed Special Licence

Once you have reserved your licence and it has been authorized, you can purchase the licence either online or at a licence issuer.

To Purchase Online: AlbertaRELM.com

To purchase your Undersubscribed Special Licence online:

  1. Go to AlbertaRELM to confirm you have been authorized to buy the licence; you can then purchase your licence.
To Reserve and Purchase at a Licence Issuer
Undersubscribed Special Licences can also be reserved and purchased at licence issuers.

To reserve and purchase your licence at a licence issuer you must bring your WIN card and provide the issuer with the draw code.

To find a Private Licence Issuer at a Retail Location near you, see:


Once a licence has been reserved, it will not be cancelled. It will be considered sold. It is important that the licence is purchased in order to achieve the annual harvest goals set.


If you require further assistance about the Undersubscribed Special Licence process, call:

  • 1-888-944-5494 Toll Free in North America


Restrictions on eligibility and licence combinations are the same as in the regular hunting draws process. For example, if you were drawn for an Antlerless Mule Deer Special Licence, you cannot get another Antlerless Mule Deer Licence through the undersubscribed licence sale.

  • Non-resident (Canadian) hunters are eligible for only certain special licences. Non-resident Alien hunters are not eligible for these special licences.
  • You do not need to have applied in the draw to be eligible to buy an undersubscribed special licence.
  • Any person in possession of a valid WIN and in compliance with the above may purchase a special licence.

Learn more about eligibility requirements:

Special Licences Available

Antelope Deer Elk Moose Sheep
No Antelope this year Antlered Mule Deer
Antlerless Mule Deer
Antlerless White-tailed Deer

Antlerless Elk
WMU 300 Elk
Antlered Moose
No Sheep this year
Note: Some undersubscribed special licences may be issued with multiple tags.

Updated: May 26, 2015