Cougar populations in Alberta are managed with hunting seasons to:

  • help maintain healthy populations
  • reduce conflicts with people
  • manage predation on wild ungulates
  • provide recreational opportunities

Fore more details, see:

For more information on the number and types of cougar mortality in Alberta, see:

Hunters can learn the estimated ages of their harvested cougars by checking their registration number here:

Licences

Licence Type Cougar Season Fee
Resident cougar licence November 1 to November 30
December 1 to last day of February
$20.31
Non-resident (Canadian) cougar licence December 1 to last day of February $135.31
Non-resident (Canadian) cougar special licence1 December 1 to last day of February $135.31
Non-resident alien cougar special licence1 December 1 to last day of February $254.97
1 Licences that must be purchased through an outfitter-guide.

Updated: Nov 1, 2013