Alberta's hunting community plays a vital role in wildlife management in the province.

It is important that hunters continue a tradition of responsible hunting practices while keeping well informed about current hunting regulations and requirements.

Alberta Hunting Regulations

To obtain a printed copy of the Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations or the Alberta Hunting Draws, visit a licensing issuer in Alberta.

View the regulations online:

Hunting on Public and Private Lands

  • Recreational Access Management Program (RAMP)
    The Recreational Access Management Program (RAMP) is a two-year (2009-11) private lands hunting and fishing access and habitat stewardship program. It is being piloted in Wildlife Management Units (WMU) 108 and 300 in the southwestern corner of Alberta.
  • Recreation on Agricultural Public Land
    Rules for hunting and other recreational activities on Alberta agricultural dispositions issued under the Public Lands Act.

Information for Aboriginal Hunters

Wildlife Issues

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a serious disease that can infect and kill members of the deer family such as white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose and elk.

Find useful information about CWD and how you can help with CWD testing and surveillance in Alberta. See:

Hunting in Bear Country

When hunting in bear country, special precautions should be taken before, during and after your hunt. See:

Related Information

  • AlbertaRELM

    AlbertaRELM.com is a secure online service for Alberta hunters, offering such features as:

    • Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) head submission test results
    • Hunting licence purchase, renewal and replacement
    • Wildlife Certificate, bird licence and bowhunting permit purchase
    • Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) application, renewal and replacement
  • My Wild Alberta

    MyWildAlberta.com is dedicated to Alberta's anglers, hunters and trappers - developed in co-operation with numerous community stakeholder organizations.

    My Wild Alberta provides a wealth of resources and information related to hunting in the province, including hunting draws, land access, licenses and fees, safety procedures, and more. Visit:


  • Wildlife Act
    Review the Act for Alberta laws concerning licences and permits, hunting and related outdoor activities, and more. Also refer to: