Annual Sales Statistics

Fishing Licence Sales Statistics

Resident Sportfishing Licences Sold by Season
Season Number of Resident Licences Sold*
2016 297,237
2015 303,212
2014 280,425
2013 266,598
2012 269,462

*Licences purchased by Alberta and Canadian residents only.

Walleye Draws
Season Applications Received
2016 22,700
2015 18,300

Hunting Licence Sales Statistics

The licences listed below indicate licence sales for Alberta residents only and include general and special licences.

Hunting Licence Sales Statistics
Season 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Resident Hunters 111,568 119,057 123,438 128,077 127,020
Licences Sold
Resident Black Bear 13,257 13,647 15,348 14,950 13,825
Resident Mule Deer 35,652 35,125 36,021 36,434 35,400
Resident White-tailed Deer 122,441 129,338 130,510 134,072 131,146
Resident Elk 38,284 41,331 45,177 48,021 46,444
Resident Moose 20,429 21,478 21,600 20,761 20,551
Resident Sheep 2,613 2,493 2,542 2,771 2,650
Resident Antelope 197 737 1,007 798 847
Resident Game Bird 40,782 47,614 51,884 55,363 56,499
Resident Pheasant 5,738 6,172 7,865 8,510 8,575
Resident Bowhunting 18,590 19,095 21,513 22,440 22,337
Resident Cougar       847 992
Hunter Host Licences       2,527 2,529
Hunting Draws
Season Applications Received
2016 410,000
2015 373,000

For archived sales statistics, please see:

Annual Fur Trapping Information

Trapper Statistics 2015/2016
Registered Fur Management Licences 1,544
Registered Partner Fur Management Licences 1,360
Resident Fur Management Licences 1,868
Registered Fur Management Areas 1,632

Statistics provided by Alberta Environment and Parks.


Updated: Apr 7, 2017