Hunting Licences and Fees

See below for a listing of Alberta hunting licence and permit fees. Be sure to check what hunter classification applies to you before finding your fee.

Where do you live?

Alberta hunting licence and permit fees are based on where a hunter lives. In Alberta, hunters are classified in three ways:

Alberta Resident:

A person who either:

  • has his or her only or primary residence in Alberta and
    • is a Canadian citizen or admitted to permanent residence in Canada, or
    • has lived in Canada for the 12 month period immediately preceding the relevant date, or
  • is on full time service with the Armed Forces of Canada and would, if an election were held under the Canada Elections Act (Canada), be eligible to vote in Alberta under that Act.
Non-resident Alien: A person who is neither a resident nor a non-resident (Canadian).
Non-resident (Canadian):

A person who is not a resident of Alberta, but who

  • makes his or her home in Canada and is ordinarily present in Canada, and
  • has lived in Canada for the 12-month period immediately preceding the relevant date

Find Your Alberta Hunting Licence or Permit Fee

Permits and Licences Resident Fee Non-Resident Canadian Non-Resident Alien
Wildlife Certificate $28.22 $28.22 $68.22
Bowhunting Permit $9.20 $16.45 $23.20
Game Bird Licence $15.80 $46.76 Not Applicable
Upland Game Bird Licence Not Applicable Not Applicable $85.50*
6-day Waterfowl Licence Not Applicable Not Applicable $83.50*
3-day Game Bird Licence Not Applicable $32.84 Not Applicable
White-tailed Deer Licence $39.95 $132.24 $203.84*
Mule Deer Licence $39.95 $132.24 $203.84*
Elk Licence $39.95 $154.66 $291.43*
Moose Licence $44.95 $164.40 $310.30*
Trophy Bighorn Sheep Licence $59.95 $371.21 $381.45*
Goat Licence $59.95 Not Applicable Not Applicable
Trophy Antelope Licence $59.95 $213.10 $268.02*
Black Bear Licence $20.65 $83.90 $105.02*
Cougar Licence $20.31 $135.31 $269.97*
Pheasant Licence $22.38 $32.91 $32.91
Merriam's Turkey Licence $29.95 Not Applicable Not Applicable
Migratory Game Bird Permit $17.00 $17.00 $17.00
Wolf/Coyote Licence Not Applicable $12.40 $27.40*

Fees are in Canadian dollars and do not include the 5 percent federal Goods and Services Tax (GST).
* Amount includes Alberta Professional Outfitter Society service fee of $15.00.

Resident Youth Hunting Licence Fees

Alberta residents aged 12 to 17 years of age may purchase the following:

Certificate or Licence Fee
Resident Youth Wildlife Certificate (includes Game Bird Licence) $8.30
Youth Mule Deer Licence $8.25
Youth White-tailed Deer Licence $8.25
In addition, for just $12.00, an eligible youth can partner with any Special Licence holder and hunt under that authority of that licence.
  • Eligible youth must be holders of a Resident Youth Wildlife Certificate in order to purchase a Youth Hunting Licence
  • These licences are valid during the seasons that do not require one of the Special Licences obtained through a draw.

For more on youth hunting and eligibility, see:

Related Information

See the Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations for a complete list of all licences and fees:

To order the Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations:

Learn more about purchasing a hunting licence in Alberta.


Updated: Sep 8, 2017