Step One: Consult the Alberta Hunting Draws Booklet
The hunting draws booklet outlines the hunting draws schedule and procedures for Alberta’s Fall big game and Merriam’s turkey hunting seasons. The draw booklet is available in late May:
You can get a print copy of the hunting draws booklet from a private licence issuer.
To have a booklet delivered to you, call or e-mail the Alberta Environment and Parks Information Centre
You can also call the Alberta RELM Help Desk toll-free in North America 7 days a week:
Step Two: Apply for the Draw
You can apply for a hunting draw using 1 of 2 options ($3.65 plus GST per draw application.):
To apply for a hunting draw online, you will need internet access, a credit card and an email address. There are no extra fees (beyond the initial draw application fee) for applying online.
Apply in person at a private licence issuer
There are over 300 private issuers in Alberta where you can apply for a hunting draw.
Apply early to avoid possible system access problems. The draw application fee is non-refundable and this levy goes to the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA).
Check your draw application(s)
You can check your submitted draw application(s) online at AlbertaRELM. If you need to change your draw application(s), you can do so before the draw close deadline one of two ways.
- Online and navigate to Draw Applications in My Account or
- Contact the Alberta RELM Help Desk
Check your draw results
Results of the hunting draw will be made available in July on the AlbertaRELM website.
Step Three: Purchase your Special Draw Licence
If drawn, you can purchase your special licence online at the AlbertaRELM website or at a licence issuer starting August 1st.
You will need to purchase a Wildlife Certificate before you can purchase your special draw licence, if you have not already done so.
NOTE: If you are successful in a draw, your draw priority level will be reset to zero, regardless of whether the licence is purchased.
Read frequently asked questions on the following topics:
Learn more about hunting regulations in Alberta:
Alberta Environment and Parks Information Centre
If you have more questions about purchasing hunting licences in Alberta, contact the AlbertaRELM Help Desk:
Updated: Jun 4, 2020