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Firearms Discharge Permits

For information on obtaining discharge permits and orientation dates, contact:

Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Phone 780-922-3293 to register (Registration starts August 1, 2017)
Website Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area
Orientation Dates Note Register in advance by calling the park office.
  • Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Information
  • NOTE: The sessions are held at the Miquelon Lake Provincial Park Office.
  • An orientation session is mandatory for first time hunters and draw hunters at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area.  The orientation is valid for five years.  
  • Target shooting is prohibited.

Castle Provincial Park

Phone 403-627-1165
Website Castle Provincial Park
Information
  • Hunters are not required to attend an orientation.
  • Hunters must read and sign the discharge permit and carry it with them at all times.
  • Discharge permits can be downloaded or obtained from any parks office or from a Conservation Officer.
  • A new permit will be available online for the fall hunt.
  • Hunting in Castle Parks

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park - Alberta

Phone 403-893-3777
Website Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Information

Individuals must be drawn in the Cypress Hills special elk license draw.

North Bruderheim Provincial Recreation Area

Phone 780-922-3293
Website North Bruderheim Provincial Recreation Area
Information
  • Hunters require firearms discharge permits to hunt game species.
  • Target shooting is prohibited.
  • Permits can be obtained at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area.

Redwater Provincial Recreation Area

Phone 780-922-3293
Website Redwater Provincial Recreation Area
Information
  • Hunters require firearms discharge permits to hunt game species.
  • Target shooting is prohibited.
  • Permits can be obtained at Cooking Lake- Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area.

Sulphur Gates Provincial Recreation Area

Phone 1-780-827-7393 or 1-780-865-8395
Website Sulphur Gates Provincial Recreation Area
Information

For further information, please call the Grande Cache Parks Office at 780-827-7393 or Hinton District Parks Office at 780-865-8395.

To be connected toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 followed by the phone number.

Please use caution! Provincial parks and recreation areas are multiple use sites, enjoyed by a wide range of recreational users year-round.  When hunting in these locations, respect other users.  Recognize that there may be hiking, cycling, camping, picknicking or other activites going on in close proximity.

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Updated: Oct 16, 2017