Advisories, Corrections and Closures

Correction

Antelope Draw Results

Printed copies of the Alberta Hunting draws indicate on, page 2 and page 14 that antelope draw results were available August 2, 2021.

Antelope draw results were available Thursday August 12, 2021.

Area Closures

  • To appropriately manage group size and implement COVID-19 protocols, CFB Wainwright is restricting the number of individuals on base for the hunt. As a result, the 2021 hunting season for antlered and antlerless moose and either sex elk are closed in Wildlife Management Units (WMU’s) 728/730 (Camp Wainwright). The Camp Wainwright deer season will proceed with reduced numbers of hunters drawn for each season.
  • Additional information regarding check-in procedures and COVID-19 protocols will be emailed to hunters who are successfully drawn.

Alberta Hunting Advisories

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Areas Affected

This advisory applies to the Canadian Forces Base Suffield in southeast Alberta.

Advisory

CFB Suffield has changed its access policy. Hunters under 18 years of age who have successfully drawn for a special elk hunting licence will not be able to participate. For details, see:

Wood Bison Status Changes and New Bison Protection Areas

In November 2021, the Wildlife Regulation was amended to designate wood bison as Threatened in specified Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) in northern Alberta. This designation protects wood bison from hunting in the specified WMUs by people other than those with Indigenous-specific hunting rights such as Treaty rights. That is, unless a licence is issued under the regulation specifically to enable hunting.

The amendments also establish a new Wabasca Bison Protection Area. All hunting of bison in the Wabasca Bison Protection Area is now prohibited.

To learn more about the wood bison status changes, see:

Areas Affected

This advisory applies to the Hay-Zama wood bison range in northwest Alberta.

Advisory

The Hay-Zama wood bison hunting season has been suspended.


Updated: Nov 16, 2021