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General Hunting Info

There are hunting opportunities on more than 85 per cent of the land base in Alberta's parks system. In parks where hunting is allowed, some activities are restricted in order to

The chart below provides an overview of hunting opportunities in Alberta's parks. This web page is not a legal document, nor is it a comprehensive listing of Alberta Parks' regulations.

In addition to the information in the chart, there are specific considerations related to

General considerations for hunters includes information on

Hunting Opportunities Chart

Classification No. Sites Hunting Exceptions OHVs permitted
(including snow machines)
Ecological Reserves 15 No No No
Wilderness Areas 3 No No No
Provincial Parks 75 No Elk seasons in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park-Alberta No
Provincial Recreation Areas (PRA) 212 No Big game and game bird seasons in Blue Rapids, Cooking Lake-Blackfoot, Fickle Lake, Lakeland, North Bruderheim, Redwater, Sulpher Gates and Wapiabi PRAs Lakeland PRA - yes on designated trails only
North Bruderheim PRA 
Wildland Parks 32 Yes Bison hunting not permitted in wildland parks outside the Bison Hunting Zone On designated trails in a select number of wildland parks
Willmore Wilderness Park 1 Yes No No
Heritage Rangelands 2 Yes Entry subject to grazing lease access conditions No
Natural Areas 141 Yes - some exceptions Access and other management conditions may apply Dependent on access conditions

Hunting Information by Park Classification

Ecological Reserves

Wilderness Areas

Provincial Parks and Provincial Recreation Areas

In general, hunting and discharging of firearms (including bows) are prohibited in provincial parks and provincial recreation areas; however, there are specific EXCEPTIONS:

Firearms discharge permits are required to hunt in ALL provincial parks and provincial recreation areas EXCEPT:

An orientation session may also be required before hunting is permitted in a provincial park or provincial recreation area.

Unless you are hunting in a provincial park or provincial recreation area that has an open season, all firearms must be unloaded, encased or dismantled.

Wildland Provincial Parks

Willmore Wilderness Park

Heritage Rangelands

Natural Areas

Kananaskis Country

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