As hunters we are highly aware of the importance of following safe practices and procedures. We know how quickly things can happen out in the field and that good safety practices can literally mean the difference between life and death. By taking just a few simple steps, we can significantly reduce the chances of an accident occurring.

Before your next hunting adventure, take some time to refresh your knowledge of safety and procedures.

Firearm Safety

The Firearms Act requires that individuals wishing to acquire non-restricted firearms must take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and pass the tests, or challenge and pass the CFSC tests without taking the course.

All hunters should be aware of federal laws surrounding the acquisition, possession, transportation and use of weapons and ammunition.

Learn more about firearms licensing, registration and the Canadian Firearms Safety Course:

Alberta Conservation and Hunter Education Program

The Alberta Conservation and Hunter Education program is administered by the Alberta Hunter Education and Instructors’ Association.

The program, which is available either online or in person, provides approximately 30 hours of instruction. Safety and procedures make up a significant part of the course content.

The course provides instruction in the following areas:

  • Hunting Ethics
  • Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Identification
  • Equipment
  • Firearms
  • Bow Hunting
  • Field Techniques
  • Survival
  • First Aid
  • Vision and Physical Fitness
  • Legal Responsibilities

For further information about the Alberta Conservation and Hunter Education program, or to register in the program, visit:

Posted: Jun 2008