Annual Sales Statistics

Annual hunting, sportfishing and trapping licence sales statistics and information provided by the Government of Alberta.

Fishing Licence Sales Statistics

Sportfishing Licence Sold by Season
Season 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Resident/Non-Resident Sportfishing Licence 280,425 303,212 297,237 294,037 267,630
Non-Resident Canadian Sportfishing Licence *(included above) 9,675 10,193 9,550 4,225 3,562
1-Day Sportfishing Licence *(included above) Not available for purchase Not available for purchase Not available for purchase 2,151 1,966
7-Day Sportfishing Licence *(included above) Not available for purchase Not available for purchase Not available for purchase 2,658 2,624
Non-Resident Alien Canadian Sportfishing Licence 963 1,061 1,116 851 868
1-Day Sportfishing Licence 1,726 2,038 2,383 2,972 2,830
7-Day Sportfishing Licence 1,347 1,602 1,778 2,112 2,088
Walleye Special Harvest Licences 10,167 9,967 12,309 11,953 15,841
Walleye Draws Applications 10,693 18,350 22,692 31,233 33,322

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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Alberta Resident Hunters – Adult (16-64) 114,498 119,445 118,670 114,847 102,378
Alberta Resident Hunter – Senior - - - - 12,041
Alberta Resident Hunter – Youth 8,778 8,633 8,350 7,913 7,666
Total Alberta Resident Hunters 123,276 128,078 127,020 122,760 122,085
Non-Resident Alien 6,520 6,735 6,667 7,370 7,480
Non-Resident Canadian 3,875 3,849 3,863 4,024 3,978
Resident White-tailed Deer - Youth 7,428 7,368 7,036 6,727 6,507
Resident Mule Deer – Youth 973 1,029 936 898 871
Resident Antlerless Mule Deer - Youth 957 871 850 857 793
Resident Black Bear 15,348 14,950 13,825 12,518 11,603
Resident Mule Deer 36,021 36,434 35,400 36,043 22,759
Resident White-tailed Deer 130,510 130,510 131,146 127,464 108,073
Resident White-tailed Deer – Senior *initiated 2018 - - - - 9,854
Resident Elk 45,177 48,021 46,444 44,172 42,830
Resident Moose 21,600 20,761 20,551 19,337 19,674
Resident Sheep 2,542 2,771 2,650 2,523 2,451
Resident Antelope 1,007 798 847 1,185 1,258
Resident Game Bird 47,614 51,884 55,363 56,499 47,680
Resident Pheasant 6,172 7,865 8,510 8,575 8,694
Resident Bowhunting 19,095 21,513 22,440 22,337 21,853
Resident Cougar - - 847 992 959
Hunter Host Licences - - 2,527 2,529 2,595
Hunting Draws
Season 2015 2016 2017 2018
Applications Received 373,000 410,000 435,630 419,517

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Annual Fur Trapping Information

Trapper Statistics 2017 / 2018 2018 / 2019
Registered Fur Management Licences 1,535 1,523
Registered Partner Fur Management Licences 1,426 1,472
Resident Fur Management Licences 1,783 1,780
Registered Fur Management Areas 1,632 1,632


Updated: Oct 15, 2019