Alberta Residents

Game Bird Hunting Licence and Permit Requirements
For Alberta Residents

You are an Alberta Resident if you either:

  • Have your only or primary residence in Alberta AND
    • Are a Canadian citizen or admitted to permanent residence in Canada OR
    • Have lived in Canada for the 12-month period immediately preceding the relevant date


  • Are 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.

To hunt Grouse, Partridge, Ptarmigan, Pheasant, Migratory (waterfowl) in Alberta you require:

Win Card, Wildlife Certificate, Game Bird Licence, Pheasant (if hunting pheasant); Federal Migratory Permit (if hunting waterfowl)

A Merriam’s Turkey Special Licence is available only through the hunting draw.

To find out more information about hunting draws visit:

Your WIN and other licences can be purchased online or at a Licence issuer

Federal Migratory Permits are available online, Canada Post offices and some Licence Issuers


If you need assistance purchasing your licences online, contact the RELM Help Desk:

  • Toll-free in North America: 1-888-944-5494

Related Information

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Updated: Aug 17, 2022