Each year in June, the Fish and Wildlife Division holds lotteries or draws for a limited number of special licences to hunt
various species of big game and Merriam's turkey.
Special licences allow successful applicants to hunt a specific type of game (e.g., antlerless elk) in defined areas during
a specified season.
- Only Residents and, to a lesser extent, Non-residents (Canadians) are eligible to submit applications for these draws.
- A Non-resident (Canadian) must apply with at least one Resident hunter in the draw for each licence for which he or she
is eligible (exception: Non-resident Trophy Sheep Draw).
- The Non-resident (Canadian) must hunt with a Hunter Host if successful in a draw for a special licence.
- Non-resident aliens are not eligible for special licences.
Learn more about licence eligibility:
Learn more about special licences and draws for undersubscribed special licences:
Learn more about hunter hosts:
Get a Drawn Application Information Package:
Alberta Hunting Draws Booklet
Information on the draw and how to apply is provided in the Alberta Hunting Draws booklet.
Learn more about draws:
Updated: Apr 5, 2017