Advisories, Corrections and Closures


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Area Closures

There are no hunting-specific closures at this time.

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Alberta Hunting Advisories

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Areas Affected

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


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:

Updated: Nov 21, 2023