Pheasant Release Sites

COVID-19 response: temporary closures

The Government of Alberta has temporarily closed front counters at all Fish and Wildlife offices across the province.

  • You can contact Fish and Wildlife offices using the phone numbers listed on the Fish and Wildlife - Contacts page.
  • For recreational sportfishing or hunting information, please visit AlbertaRELM or call the AlbertaRELM Help Desk at 1-888-944-5494.
  • Vehicle access is now permitted at parking lots and staging areas in provincial parks and public land. Facilities like playgrounds and washrooms remain temporarily closed. For more information, visit the Alberta Parks advisories page.

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Alberta's Pheasant Release Program is now run entirely by the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA). For information on the ACA's pheasant release program, or specific locations of release sites please contact the ACA by using the links directly below.

Hunters are reminded to adhere to all landowner requests, and to use respect at all times:

  • Close gates
  • Hunt on foot
  • Keep vehicles in designated parking lots and trails
  • Pick up all garbage and spent shells
  • Advise landowners of any livestock or fencing issues you may encounter
  • Refrain from cleaning birds at release properties
  • Remember that fires are not allowed on release properties

Release days are variable throughout the season and hunters are discouraged from ‘following the truck’, as this is both unethical and can be a safety hazard to release personnel.

Check the Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations for the regulations that apply:

For additional information on licensing requirements, see:

Updated: Oct 22, 2016