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 Hunting

Alberta boasts some of the best hunting in Canada. Come experience Alberta's adventures in hunting! the variety and quality of big game, game birds and waterfowl is unparalleled in Canada.

An incredible variety of ducks, geese, cranes and swans migrate through Alberta.

Practically every variety of Canada goose is found here, from the diminutive cackler to the majestic giant White Fronted Geese. Two varieties of Snow Geese, the Lesser Snow Goose and the tiny Ross' Goose, stage here in numbers that are impossible to imagine. Thousands of Mallards and Pintails are found in every pothole, slough, creek, river and lake.

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Hunting Waterfowl Info:

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Canada Goose
Snow Goose
Mallard Duck
White-Fronted Goose
NOTE: ALL HUNTING SEASON DATES are composites of all seasons available in each Alberta hunting region. Specific season information and bag limits are provided in the current Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations.

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Big Game | Game Birds

 

Canada Goose

canada geese WHITE CHEEK PATCHES on a black head and neck identify these geese at rest or in flight. the back and wings are grayish brown, the breast and sides light grayish brown, with abdomen and upper and lower tail coverts white. the beak and legs are black.

Canada Geese can be hunted from September 1 to December 16.

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Mallard Duck

THIS SPECIES NESTS throughout most of North America, and winters from southern Canada to Panama. they feed on grasses, grain fields, seed and various surface aquatic plants.

Alberta is visited in the fall by over 20 species of ducks, from the mallard, pintail, and shoveler through the teals, scaups, redhead and canvasback to the bufflehead and the occasional wood duck.

Ducks can be hunted from September 1 to December 16.

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Snow Goose

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Snow Geese and Canada Geese

theSE BIRDS ARE entirely white except for the primary feathers which are black. Often they have rusty marks on the head and neck. the beak is a deep pink with black serrated edges, giving the appearance of a grin. the legs are purplish red.

Snow Geese can be hunted from September 1 to December 16.

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White-Fronted Goose

theSE GEESE ARE grayish brown birds with black and white blotches on breast and abdomen. A white band around the face at the base of the beak indicates how the name was derived. the beak is pink with yellow edges, and yellow-orange legs are a good identification mark.

White-Fronted Geese can be hunted from September 1 to December 16.

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Obtain More Info on Hunting in Alberta

You can obtain more information on hunting and fishing regulations in the Campgroundby calling the Natural Resources Services office at (780) 333-2229 or by reading the current Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations which is available at all Natural Resources Services offices as well as hunting suppliers, or online at Hunting in Alberta.

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