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Cougar Hunting

Cougar Hunting in Alberta

Hunters can find information for the upcoming cougar hunting season.

Wildlife Management Plans

Would you like to learn more about the place of hunting in cougar management? Read the recently released Management Plan for Cougars in Alberta.

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New Licensing System

ESRD will be working with a new partner to provide more efficient licensing services to hunters, anglers and licence vendors.

The new system is scheduled to replace the old one on March 16, 2014.

We are working hard behind the scenes to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Thank you for your understanding!

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2014 Hunting Regs Available

See this webpage to stay up-to-date on Alberta’s hunting regulations.

To view regulations online, visit:

To order a print copy of the regulations, visit:


CWD Update

CWD Update – Oct 1, 2014

Alberta’s CWD strategy depends on hunter’s to track CWD infections. Find out more about deer head submission and testing:

Submit harvested deer heads for CWD testing at:

  • Any Fish & Wildlife Office during regular business hours or, during rifle seasons, 24 hr freezers located in Calgary, Edmonton, and throughout eastern Alberta.