Alberta’s Provincial Hunting Day A Success

Albertans learn safety, rules on Provincial Hunting Day

Edmonton… Albertans are encouraged to learn more about hunting as a safe recreational activity and how it helps with important wildlife management on September 24, Alberta’s annual Provincial Hunting Day.

This day also enables youth to experience hunting for upland game birds without a licence. Safety and conservation rules are in place to guide the youth initiative on Provincial Hunting Day.

Alberta youth aged 12 to 17 must have successfully completed the Alberta hunter education program.

Youth hunters must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or somebody who is 18 or older with written permission from the parent or guardian.

Regular daily game bird bag limits apply.

Restrictions apply to specific species and regions. Eligible youth may hunt upland game birds for which there is or will be an open season in that area. Camp Wainwright Wildlife Management Units 728 and 730 are not included and Merriam’s Turkey may not be hunted anywhere in the province as part of Provincial Hunting Day.

Parents, guardians and other licensed hunters may hunt with eligible youth hunters on Provincial Hunting Day, but only for game birds for which the regular season is open.

Provincial Hunting Day is an annual event occurring the fourth Saturday of September and is primarily an educational day.


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