Hunting Draws FAQs

How are the hunting draws conducted?

The draw booklet is available:

Telephone the RELM Help Desk:

  • Toll-free in North America: 1-888-944-5494 7 days a week

How do I apply for a draw?

You can apply for a draw using 1 of 3 options:

  • Online at
    • You will need internet access, a credit card and an email address.
    • Cost is $3.65 plus GST per application. Charges will appear on your credit card statement as - ABRELMHUNT&FISH.
  • In person or at a private licence issuer

Apply early to avoid possible system access problems. The draw application fee is non-refundable and this levy goes to the Alberta Conservation Association.

If I am successful in a draw but do not purchase my licence, will I be penalized?

Regardless if you purchase your special licence or not, your draw priority level will be reset to zero.

How are undersubscribed special and quota licences purchased?

You can reserve a special licence online at or at a licence issuer.

Undersubscribed special licences are available for reservation on a first-come first-served basis.

Book online at or at a licence issuer ($3.35 per application)

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If you have more questions about purchasing hunting licences in Alberta, contact the RELM Help Desk:

  • Toll-free in North America: 1-888-944-5494

Learn more about hunting regulations in Alberta:

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Updated: Feb 26, 2016