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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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Correction to Hunting Regs

Hunting Regulations

See this webpage for a correction notice for the 2013 Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations.

  • Info for 3 Wildlife Management Areas (WMUs) were accidentally omitted for the Mule Deer Antlered and Antlerless seasons.
  • This info has since been corrected for the online versions of the hunting regs, but should be noted for the printed copies of the regs.

CWD Update

CWD Update – Oct 4, 2013

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.