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The Official DirecTOry Of The alberTa PrOfessiOnal OuTfiTTers sOcieTy

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inside this issue 6 Message FroM The aPos PresidenT ALBERTA HUNTING RECORD BOOK

THE OFFICIAL ALBERTA

TROPHY ROOM All species listed have made the B&C Record Book! And with many records taken recently, we know there are a lot more trophy animals out there. Check out the top high-scoring animals from Alberta’s most popular big game species:

WHITE-TAILED DEER HUNT CLASS 1. Rifle Non-Typ. 2. Rifle Non-Typ. 3. Rifle Non-Typ. 1. Rifle Typical 2. Rifle Typical 3. Rifle Typical 1. Archery Non-Typ. 2. Archery Non-Typ. 3. Archery Non-Typ. 1. Archery Non-Typ. Velvet 2. Archery Non-Typ. Velvet 1. Archery Typical 2. Archery Typical 3. Archery Typical 1. Archery Typical Velvet 2. Archery Typical Velvet 3. Archery Typical Velvet

SCORE 279 6/8 277 5/8 276 1/8 204 2/8 199 5/8 198 1/2 241 2/8 234 5/8 206 7/8 204 163 6/8 199 5/8 192 0/8 178 3/8 178 4/8 170 7/8 159 7/8

HUNTER/OWNER Brad Gsell Doug Klinger Helgie Eymundson Stephen Jansen Don McGarvey Morris Kimball Dean Dwernychuk Frank J. Caza John Homik Darcy Wedlund Dean Kirkeby Don McGarvey Jim Hole Charles Martin Jason House Cam Nelson Ronald L. Berry

MULE DEER HUNT CLASS 1. Rifle Non-Typ. 2. Rifle Non-Typ. 3. Rifle Non-Typ. 1. Rifle Typical 2. Rifle Typical 3. Rifle Typical 1. Archery Typical 2. Archery Typical 3. Archery Typical 1. Archery Typical Velvet 2. Archery Typical Velvet 3. Archery Typical Velvet 1. Archery Non-Typ. 2. Archery Non-Typ. 3. Archery Non-Typ. 1. Archery Non-Typ. Velvet 2. Archery Non-Typ. Velvet 3. Archery Non-Typ. Velvet

SCORE 355 2/8 272 3/8 262 3/8 206 205 3/8 201 3/8 196 1/8 195 4/8 194 3/8 198 6/8 195 4/8 195 0/8 228 7/8 227 0/8 224 3/8 238 6/8 220 217 4/8

HUNTER/OWNER YEAR Ed Broder 1926*WR Philip Pearman 1960 Derold Erickson UNK Chad Lyttle 1996 Dean Herron 2003 Dale Ophus 1989 Peter Tsoulamanis 2007 Steve Alderman 2007 Neil W. Friesen 2008 Cyril Paquin 2004 Wyatt Graumann 1994 Jason Frank 2009 Mathew Beckman 2005 Jason Pratt 2001 Shawn Monsen 2007 Tharen Soroka 2010 Garret Doll 2006 Mark Regehr 2005

YEAR 1991 1976 2007 1967 1991 1981 1984 2002 2004 2007 2005 1991 1999 2005 2009 2001 2001

ELK HUNT 1. Rifle 2. Rifle 3. Rifle 1. Rifle 2. Rifle 3. Rifle 1. Archery 2. Archery 1. Archery 2. Archery 3. Archery

CLASS Non-Typ. Elk Non-Typ. Elk Non-Typ. Elk Typical Elk Typical Elk Typical Elk Non-Typ. Elk Non-Typ. Elk Typ. Elk Typ. Elk Typ. Elk

SCORE 444 4/8 414 5/8 408 1/4 419 6/8 418 0/8 402 5/8 414 5/8 340 4/8 402 5/8 366 1/8 360 7/8

HUNTER/OWNER John Almberg Brent A. Kuntz Steven Steward Clarence Brown Bruce Hale Henry Folkman Brent Kuntz Graydon Bishop Will Huppertz Brad Sidebottom Andy Wiese

YEAR 1999 2002 1990 1977 1971 1946 2003 2003 2004 1986 1998

PRONGHORN ANTELOPE HUNT SPECIES 1. Rifle Antelope 2. Rifle Antelope 3. Rifle Antelope 1. Archery Antelope 2. Archery Antelope 3. Archery Antelope

SCORE 88 4/8 87 4/8 86 6/8 84 4/8 84 0/8 82 0/8

HUNTER/OWNER F.J. Streleoff Drew Ramsey Jeremy Manning Shaun Steidel Kevin Parker Dale Heinz

YEAR 2003 2001 2009 2002 1984 2000

MOUNTAIN GOAT HUNT SPECIES 1. Rifle Mountain Goat 2. Archery Mountain Goat 3. Archery Mountain Goat 43

SCORE 54 48 2/8 2/8

HUNTER/OWNER N.K. Luxton Chris Kroll Leonard Verbaas

YEAR 1907 2005 2003

SCORE 18 4/16 18 4/16

HUNTER/OWNER Laurier Adam Bruce Zimmer

WOLF HUNT 1. Rifle 1. Rifle

SPECIES Wolf (tie) Wolf (tie)

COUGAR HUNT 1. Rifle 2. Rifle 3. Rifle 1. Archery 2. Archery 3. Archery

SPECIES Cougar Cougar Cougar Cougar Cougar Cougar

SCORE HUNTER/OWNER 16 2/16 Joeseph Gore Jr. 16 0/16T. Klassen & J.D. Gordon 15 15/16 Roy LePage 15 13/16 Glen Roberts 15 10/16 Richard Howden 15 9/16 Robert Sydenham

YEAR 1993 1994 YEAR 2005 1999 2000 2007 2002 2007

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30 alberTa hunTing record book The Alberta Trophy Room — top scores and Official World Records for all huntable big game. 34 Traveling To alberTa Travel to Alberta is smooth and easy — especially if you remember these useful pointers. ON THE COVER: Alberta has huge whitetails — and lots of them! photo: DonalD M. Jones/MinDen pictures

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President’s Message

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We Would like to welcome you to the great province of Alberta. Known as the destination of choice for many hunters worldwide, Alberta has continually provided quality hunting experiences for men and women from many countries. We would like to thank you for considering Alberta as the destination for your next hunt or outdoor adventure. The Province of Alberta has all the ingredients necessary for great big game, wildfowl and outdoor adventures — many different species of big game and birds, a government committed to wildlife conservation and small business development, a large land base with great habitat and outfitters willing to serve your needs. The Alberta Professional Outfitters

Society (APOS) believes in long term sustainability in wildlife management. Our organization is committed to leading and developing the outfitted hunting industry in Alberta. This directory is dedicated to providing you, the hunter, with a list of all of our outfitters and pertinent information that will help you in selecting the game, region and outfitter that best suit your needs. The members listed here are licensed, insured and committed to providing quality hunts. We look forward to providing you with the hunt of a lifetime. Glenn Brown APOS President

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Welcome from our Government

Message from Honourable Alison M. Redford, QC Premier of Alberta

Honourable Diana McQueen Minister of Environment & Sustainable Resource Development

On behalf of the Government of Alberta, I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to readers of the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society Magazine. I’m sure you will be impressed when you read about the incredible opportunities for big game and bird game hunting that we offer in Alberta. Hunting, guiding and outfitting have long been important components of our Alberta tradition and heritage. We appreciate the efforts of members of the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society in continuing this tradition and making a valuable contribution to the tourism industry in many Alberta communities. Our outfitters’ experience, professionalism, and knowledge of our diverse landscapes provide our visitors with safe, enjoyable, and successful hunts, as well as memories to last a lifetime. Whether you are looking for moose in the north, pronghorn antelope in the south, or the iconic bighorn sheep in the Rockies, your dream hunting vacation awaits you in Alberta. Through thoughtful and responsible management of our wildlife populations, our government is working to ensure this exceptional range of game opportunities remains for future generations of hunters to enjoy. Best wishes for a safe and successful hunting season.

It is my great pleasure to welcome readers to the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society Magazine. I also invite each of you to visit our beautiful province and take advantage of our world-class hunting opportunities. From our southern grasslands to the Rockies, from the prairies to the northern forests, Alberta’s spectacular terrain offers an amazing range of big game and bird game species. We are proud of our hunting tradition in Alberta, and we appreciate the role our guiding and outfitting industry has played in ensuring this great conservation tradition continues. Thanks to their knowledge and professionalism, our guides have a well-deserved reputation for providing our visitors with safe, quality hunting experiences, and amazing stories to tell their friends back home. Through careful wildlife management, we are working to make sure our province’s legacy of natural biodiversity remains sustainable for future hunters. Come and see first-hand why a hunting trip in Alberta is a dream vacation. Good hunting and be safe!

Alison M. Redford, QC Premier

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Need to K KNow Hunters who may not be familiar with Alberta’s big game and bird game hunting regulations can go online (http://albertaregulations.ca/HuntingRegs-2013.pdf) for details regarding season dates, which vary from one region to another. Get in shape for an Alberta hunt because the geography is often challenging and you don’t want to miss out on any days in the field if you’re not up to hunting rough terrain. Pack gear that’s appropriate for the type of weather conditions characteristic of the season of your visit.

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Facts & Figures:

wHitetail bucKs In Alberta, whitetails are the most abundant deer species — and the most popular to hunt. This is why Alberta has become such a whitetail deer hunting hotspot. The best news is — 2013 may well be a banner year as populations are in recovery from the harsh winter of 2010. Alberta’s whitetail bucks average about 200 pounds live-weight, and are found in virtually every region of the province. They are particularly abundant in the Prairie, Parkland and southern Boreal zones, but have pushed into the Foothills, Mountains and northern Boreal forest as well. Archery seasons typically start in late August (in some regions), and rifle seasons close on November 30. The rut typically occurs in November. In 2011 resident hunters harvested 19,840 bucks. To date, Alberta’s top whitetails include S. Jansen’s 204 2/8 inch typical taken in 1967 and a 279 6/8 inch non-typical taken by Brad Gsell in 1991. Because the terrain can vary so greatly from dense woods to open alpine meadow, caliber options for whitetails can include the .2506, .270s to 7mms (including the Magnums), .280 Remington, .308 Winchester, .30-06 and the .300 Winchester Short Magnum. Specifically for whitetail in heavy cover and out of sheer nostalgia, consider the .30-30.

As of 2011, An Astounding 3,370 entries have made the Boone and CroCkett CluB (B&C) reCord Book in alBerta. aCCording to dean BromBerger, B&C offiCial measurer, this numBer offiCially represents the amount of trophy entries the alBerta fish & game assoCiation (afga) has on reCord, and all the afga entries meet the minimum B&C Book sCores — so it’s safe to say that alBerta is a trophy game hotspot. and Best of all, there has Been no let-up in the numBer of reCords set eaCh year.

Few non-resident hunters really know about the diversity of hunting opportunities in Alberta. Did you know this province boasts the greatest variety of bird game and big game in Canada? Similarly, just as few realize that Alberta is such a huge province — at 255,500 sq-mi, it is the fourth largest province in Canada. It’s 95 per cent as large as Texas! There are five major wildlife management regions — Prairie, Parkland, Mountains, Foothills and Boreal — all of which provide a tremendous range of different wildlife habitat. It is the combination of the large size of Alberta and its habitat diversity that results in so many great hunting opportunities and outstanding trophies. Generally, Alberta enjoys a beautiful late summer during September and October with cool nights, frost (often) on the ground in the morning and mild weather during the day. Weather conditions in November are often characterized by frigid weather with snow and below zero temperatures. Archery

seasons precede general (rifle) seasons in all regions. What this means for you, the hunter, is diversity, plenitude and ample time to bag the trophy of your dreams. big Game & Predators Get acquainted with Alberta’s diverse and impressive big game and predator species — some of the most sought-after quarry in North America: Bighorn Sheep

Alberta is synonymous with record book bighorn sheep — 496 record rams have made the book, 64 since 2000. Alberta boasts the 208 3/8 world record bighorn taken by Guinn D. Crousen (on Luscar Mountain near Hinton, AB) in 2000. There’s a legitimate chance of taking a record book ram virtually anywhere along the majestic Rocky Mountains from Waterton Lakes National Park (in the south) to the Willmore Wilderness Area (in the north) during the September-October season. www.APOS.Ab.cA |

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Alberta’s mountains are rugged and challenging to hunt so hunters are encouraged to get in top shape in preparation for hunting bighorns. For those who will be hunting on horseback it’s important to dress appropriately, and pay attention to potential hazards when mounted. The scenery is fantastic and you’ll come away with memories that will last a lifetime.

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Mule Deer

Alberta is one of the top five destinations for record book mule deer in the world. Mulies have made a huge comeback over the past decade as a result of limited entry draws, which allow greater escapement of large bucks as compared with general seasons. Official B&C records indicate that the

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blacK bear The black bear may be the smallest of the North American bear species — but it is still a massive, imposing animal that can reach weights of more than 440 pounds. Black bears are found in virtually every region of Alberta — biologists estimate this species’ range encompasses about 74 per cent of the province. Black bears prefer forested regions, though, and actually thrive in areas where there have been partial clearings. Alberta is a bear hunting hot spot. Two-bear limits, permitted baiting, fall and spring seasons and an abundant resource that is actually considered “under-hunted” by many biologists — not to mention the variety of color phases, from light brown to cinnamon to jet black and everything in between — make for productive bear hunts throughout the province. Spring seasons typically open April 1, and can run to as late as mid-June in some regions. Fall seasons open at the end of August and run until the end of November. In Alberta, black bears hibernate through winter. In 2011, resident hunters took 1,166 boars. Common calibers for hunting black bear is a .30-06 or .338 Winchester Magnum. The largest on record is Jason Johansson’s giant bruin taken in 1997; it scored 22 9/16 inches B&C.

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top five hot spots are Colorado, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Arizona, and Nevada; however, there’s no non-resident hunting in Saskatchewan so Alberta is the best place to bag a trophy mule deer in Canada. Seasons run from September to November. The good news is that terrific bucks are being taken throughout the province, so hunters might bag a trophy buck in many different zones. The humongous “Broder Buck” which scored an unbelievable 355 2/8 (taken by Ed Broder, near Chip Lake, AB) still stands as the number one nontypical mule deer in the world. According to AFGA records, 73 non-typical mule deer and 203 typical mule deer have made the record book in Alberta. White-taileD Deer

Alberta is a go-to destination to tag outstanding whitetails ; the province produces dozens of record book deer annually. AFGA records indicate that 444 nontypical whitetails and 907 typical whitetailed deer have qualified for the B&C records. Some of largest bucks are taken in the transition zone between the aspen

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Parklands and Boreal forest (in northern Alberta) but some dandies have also been shot in the Foothills and Prairies. Seasons run from September to November. Late season hunters should be prepared to hunt during cold weather and be dressed for sub-zero temperatures. Deer baiting is not legal in Alberta — stand hunting remains one of the best ways to take a trophy buck. Patience and perseverance are essential and those hunters who will stay on a stand will be rewardFacts & Figures:

muley bucKs Mule deer are one of the West’s quintessential game species. Large, wily and sporting impressive racks, it is no wonder people travel from all over North America to hunt Alberta’s mulies. Mule deer are found throughout the province, but most commonly in western and southern Alberta — and they are more likely to be found in the

ed. It’s possible to take big white-tailed bucks any time during the open season, but often the largest bucks are taken after the rut, late in November. Black Bear

Black bear hunting in Alberta has long been outstanding during the spring and fall seasons with variable opening dates for archery and general (rifle) seasons. AFGA records indicate that 406 bears in Alberta have made the record book.

mountains than their whitetail cousins. In Alberta, mule deer bucks average about 220 pounds. When hunting mulies, look for them at the edge of coniferous forests, in hilly areas and in mixed-wood forest. Mule deer browse aspen, willow and other shrubs. Mule deer seasons are similar to those of whitetails — archery seasons typically start in late August

(in some regions) and rifle seasons close on November 30. The rut typically occurs in November. Also, calibers for mule deer are similar to those used for whitetails: .25-06, .270s to 7mms (including the Magnums), .280 Remington, .308 Winchester, .30-06 and the .300 Winchester Short Magnum are all good choices. In 2011, resident hunters harvested 6,550 mule deer bucks.

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bull moose In Alberta, moose can be found in virtually every ecosystem. Recently, more and more moose have been spotted in the Parkland regions of the province. Most moose in Alberta are classed as Canada moose. The smaller, but equally as impressive, Shiras moose (SCI) inhabit southern Alberta’s Foothills and mountains. Alberta bull moose can reach live weights of more than 1,000 pounds, and can stand taller than seven feet at the shoulder. Bull moose antler spreads can reach six feet tip-to-tip — that’s 72 inches! Certainly, 50-inch plus bulls are taken every year with the occasional 60-inch brute. Currently, the Alberta provincial record for Typical Canada Moose (rifle) is 226 7/8 B&C. Three of the top 10 largest moose in the B&C Record Book were taken in Alberta. Archery moose seasons typically start in late August, and gun seasons typically close down on November 30. Resource numbers are fantastic! In 2011, Alberta hunters took 5,218 bull moose. Popular calibers for moose include 7mm Rem Mag, .30-06 with a 180-grain bullet, .300 Win Mag and .338 Win Mag. Talk to your outfitter if you have any questions about your gear.


Bear numbers remain high; outfitters are properly equipped and knowledgeable and will put hunters onto excellent stands where they should have a choice of trophies and color phases during their hunt. Resident hunting of black bears is relatively light consequently non-residents will face low hunting pressure from local bear hunters. MooSe

Alberta continues to produce some remarkably large moose as a result of their colonization of formerly unoccupied habitat in the Parklands, generally relatively mild winters (resulting in higher numbers), limited entry draws that are resulting in greater carryover of trophy bulls and simply the nature of remote areas in the north where hunting pressure is so low. All time, 326 Canada Moose have made the record book in Alberta. While hunters might take a trophy bull moose anytime during the September to November season, the best times are during the late September rut and then later on in the season in November after the big bulls

have recovered from the rigors of the rut. elk

Alberta’s top elk (419 5/8) was shot by Clarence Brown in 1977 in the Panther River. Up until 2011, 10 non-typical elk and 101 typical elk have made the B&C records in Alberta; an increasing number of outstanding bulls have been taken during the last few years. Hunters have an opportunity to bag a trophy bull in the Prairies, Mountains, Foothills, Parklands or Boreal zones; elk hunting is that good. Seasons run during September to November. As a bonus, hunters can pick what kind of hunt they’d like to enjoy — whether it be early season archery hunting, mid-September rif le hunts (during the rut), or late-November (near the close of the season) when elk leave the high country of the mountains and migrate to the lower elevation Foothills. The elk in and around C.F.B. Suffield (in south-eastern Alberta) are expanding rapidly and some monster bulls are being taken in the Wildlife Management Units surrounding the military base.

pronghorn antelope

Although Alberta is at the northern edge of the pronghorn antelope range it has been producing some exceptional bucks during the past decade with record book antelope being shot routinely; 125 bucks have made the B&C record up until 2011. In the last dozen years, B&C bucks were taken in 2000 (5), 2001 (6), 2002 (3), 2003 (7), 2004 (2), 2007 (5), 2008 (8), 2009 (6) and 2010 (4). Alberta had a tough winter in 20102011, which decreased the population by up to 47 per cent in the extreme south but the population is rebounding due to good range conditions. Interestingly, many trophy bucks have been taken at scattered locations throughout their Alberta range. This speaks well for chances of taking a good trophy in many different areas during split seasons for bow and rifle hunting in September and October. Your chances of taking an exceptional buck are quite good, but be prepared for shots up to 300-plus yards. Make sure your rifle is equipped with a bipod, which is preferable over shooting sticks because you’ll often

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have to belly crawl to get in range. Wear protective pants and leather gloves should a stalk be necessary. preDatorS

If it is predators you’re after, look no further than Alberta. Wolves and coyotes seem to be at an all time high and are expanding their range. Some municipalities have issued bounties on wolves, they’re that abundant. Local hunters are taking lots of wolves incidental to other game they’re hunting. During recent November deer hunts, some hunters have reported seeing as many as a dozen coyotes on a single quarter-section of land in the Prairies — they’re that common. Cougars are generally managed on a quota system to prevent over-harvest. Sightings are becoming more and more

numerous, especially in the Boreal area in northern Alberta where they weren’t all that common until several years ago. In the AFGA records, 196 cougars made the B&C all-time record book. Some male cougars can be brutes; large enough to fill the box in a pickup truck! BiSon

The largest free-ranging herd of wild bison in the world is found in remote areas of northern Alberta (bordering Wood Buffalo National Park) with many huge bulls being taken by archery, crossbow and rifle hunters during spring seasons. As of 2011, eight Alberta bison have made the B&C records. If you’re interested in a northern Alberta adventure that’s perhaps a little bit off the chart, book a bison hunt — you won’t be disappointed. No license is necessary to

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troPHy sHeeP Bighorn sheep are the largest of all North American sheep species — as well as a symbol for Alberta’s wild, mountainous regions. Adult rams can weigh up to 300 pounds! In Alberta, sheep populations range throughout the southwest — spending summers in high alpine zones, then migrating to lower altitude zones in fall and winter. Hunting seasons for bighorn sheep typically start in early September and can last until the end of November. The bighorn rut occurs in November and December. Bighorn trophy sheep are often difficult to identify. According to the Alberta government, for a trophy sheep you must identify “A male bighorn sheep with horns, one of which is of sufficient size that a straight line drawn from the most anterior point of the base of the horn to the tip of the horn extends beyond the anterior edge of the eye when viewed in profile.” And a full-curl trophy sheep is: “A male bighorn sheep with horns, one of which is of sufficient size that when viewed in profile, its tip extends upward beyond a straight line drawn from the rear-most point of the base of the horn to the center of the nostril.” When sheep hunting, a spotting scope or quality binoculars are vital. Mountain terrain that can test the conditioning of any hunter requires a rifle that can readily be carried in and out of sheep country — opt for a lightweight rifle of a caliber that you can shoot effectively. The .270 Winchester Short Magnum, .280 Remington or the .300 Winchester Short Magnum are great for this hunt.


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hunt bison in specified northern wildlife management units. Hunts are in remote areas and are no cakewalk so hunters must be prepared to hunt under fairly rigorous conditions. This area is Alberta’s last frontier and access is very limited. bird Game There was a major increase in the numbers of waterfowl in 2012, which has been one of the best ever seasons in recent memory. The North American duck breeding population was estimated at 48.6 million last year, up from 45.6 million in 2011 and 43 per cent above the long-term average, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Hunters have been enjoying tremendous field shoots for ducks and Canada geese that extended well into November and conditions should be similar this year. Upland bird opportunities also abound! Populations of blue grouse, gray (Hungarian) partridge, pheasants, ptarmigan, sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and spruce grouse remain locally abundant throughout the province. (The Merriam’s Turkey season is for residents only.) The

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ducKs & Geese Liberal limits and huge resource numbers — this characterizes waterfowl hunting in Alberta. The Central Flyway crosses directly over Alberta, ensuring huge numbers of birds every season. Recently, conditions have been outstanding, indicating this year will produce record numbers of birds. Literally millions of birds travel through Alberta’s sky in the fall! With hunting seasons starting as early as September 1, and running as late as mid-December in some areas — and daily limits of 20 ross or snow geese, eight dark geese (four of which can be white-fronted geese) and eight (each!) of ducks, you’re guaranteed a hunt to remember. Possession limits are even more liberal: 60 (combined) of snow or Ross geese, 24 Canada or 12 white-fronted geese and 24 each of ducks. Throughout the province, there are opportunities for field hunts and hunts over big and small water.

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ruffed grouse cycle is on the upswing in northern Alberta; this speaks well for those hunters after moose, elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer and who are interested in bagging ruffed grouse on the side. Hunters are advised to check this guide for details regarding upland bird hunting outfitters in Alberta. Hunting pressure is generally low for upland birds in Alberta during the autumn. Let’s take a look at the fantastic bird hunting in Alberta, by region: peace country BirDS

Thousands upon thousands of local and migrating Canada geese stage in northwest Alberta’s Peace Country throughout September and October. It is here that the geese fuel up on protein in the surrounding fields of barley, peas and wheat for the long migration south. The Peace Country is a large block of Parkland habitat sur-

rounded by forests of poplar and mixed coniferous trees. Running throughout is the mighty Peace River, which is the primary roosting and staging habitat for the birds. Several large lakes and wetlands provide additional staging habitat for migrating wildfowl. This is the first place where the geese are introduced to sportsmen and the birds are naive and rarely shy from a blind. It is not uncommon to hear daily reports of large groups of hunters all limiting out on Canada geese. The Peace Country may be the very best goose-hunting destination on the continent. Along with the geese are ducks — particularly mallards — also by the thousands and every bit as naive to shotgun. For those hunters wishing to pursue just ducks, the Peace River country is world-class. The abundant mallards share the same food source as the geese and very often mallards are shot prior to and in between goose flights.

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Sportsmen generally visit the Peace to pursue geese, as duck hunting is secondary. Most outfitters offer combination hunts for both geese and ducks, often with goose hunts conducted in the morning and ducks hunts in the afternoon. The large wetlands and lakes of the Peace parklands and the boreal forests also offer some of the best diver hunts on the continent. This may be Alberta’s best-kept waterfowling secret. There are literally countless waterbodies throughout the north that have never seen a duck boat. Late September and early October is the ideal time to witness the migration of most divers. Canvasbacks, redheads and bluebills are the most popular and abundant species and straight limits of any of the above can be harvested on the big water hunts. Blue-winged teal and several other dabblers are commonplace on these remote, larger waterbodies and provide fast action wingshooting in early September. Certain pockets of the boreal fringe offer the best ruffed grouse hunting in the province — maybe the continent! In peak cycles, limits of 10 birds are the norm on

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the sun paints the surrounding fields gold. Not restricted to potholes, these kinds of events also occur in creeks, rivers, bays, dugouts or in the field. It is not uncommon to have northern pintail and American widgeon mixed into the bag, particularly in September. Other waterfowling opportunities include big water hunts for mixed bags or for divers. The Parklands contain several large bodies of water and Ducks Unlimited Canada has a number of their flagship projects in the area that offer excellent access to the migrating fowl. These wetlands also offer good early season teal hunting. Upland game birds are also present. Ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, and Hungarian partridge are common and locally abundant. FoothillS & Mountain BirDS

parklanD WaterFoWl & uplanD BirDS

Alberta’s Parkland provides an array of opportunities for the wingshooter — the waterfowling in the central Alberta is second-to-none. The aspen Parkland is home to the highest densities of breeding mallards on the continent — along with numerous flocks of locally raised Canada geese and tremendous numbers of migrating Canadas, white-fronted geese, snow geese and ducks of all species. This is where the funnel of the annual migration 20 | APOS | 2013

begins to neck down. There is little doubt that the region is a waterfowler’s heaven. A long season and liberal limits only add to the package. All three species of geese, along with several species of ducks, can comprise the bag limit on any single hunt. The migration is in full swing by the beginning of the season in early September and lasts until the end of October. Many of the best mallard hunts occur on small wetlands, locally known as potholes. The mallards stage on large bodies of water and at least once a day fly out to feed in nearby fields. The birds will virtually always fly into a small body of water near the field. It is here that the birds are intercepted. These hunts can be fast and furious, often with thousands of ducks recklessly winging into your decoys. Very often, large parties of hunters are limited out by the time

prairie BirDS

Southern Alberta is known worldwide for its quality waterfowling opportunities. Sharing the Pacific and Central Flyways, southern Alberta is blessed with millions of migrating ducks and geese. The Prairies have thousands of acres of staging water with very low hunting pressure. Field shoots of large Canada geese are particularly attractive to visiting sportsmen, with many shoots being complimented with wave-after-wave of mallards and pintails. Big water shooting opportunities are plentiful for divers, dabblers or mixed bag hunts, with virtually no competition. The migration and seasons begin

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just about any outing. Many of these areas are on the high end of the cycle this coming year. Sharp-tailed grouse are locally abundant in the forest fringe and a few Hungarian partridge occur as well in the Peace parklands. Spruce grouse and ptarmigan also live in the boreal forests of northern Alberta.

Alberta’s Foothills region offers good opportunities for waterfowl and upland game hunting. Duck and goose hunting in this region is fairly localized and the majority of opportunities occur along the eastern boundary near to farming country. The region is best known for late-season shooting, especially in the south. Rivers, reservoirs and warm water springs throughout southwest Alberta provide refuge for tens of thousands of wintering mallards. Opportunities for ducks and geese exist from early September in the north through to late December in the south. Upland bird hunting opportunities exist throughout the region for ruffed grouse, blue grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, spruce grouse and Hungarian partridge. The high alpine spine of the Rockies even offers opportunity for Ptarmigan!


fitters have now offer opportunities to hunt these birds in the farmland with the assistance of good sporting dogs. The sharp-tailed grouse population has been in great shape in recent years and limit or near-limit shoots are now common. Best of all, each species can be harvested on the same day, in the same area. tiMe to hunt

in early September and continue through to the end of the season in late December, although most shallow wetlands are frozen by the first of November. Southern Alberta is also Canada’s pheasant capital and the province’s rugged pheasant habitat can prove an excit-

ing challenge for the wingshooter. The Hungarian partridge is the most successful upland game bird in terms of relative abundance, and is the choice target for the upland gunner. Populations have been extraordinary in the last few seasons, and pressure remains low. A number of out-

It’s often the little things that count and make for a successful hunt. Before you leave home for an Alberta hunt go over your hunting equipment with an eye to detail. Do you have everything your outfitter recommends? Have you practised shooting at the range and are you comfortable shooting your rifle at distances up to 200-plus yards? Have you decided what standards you are prepared to accept in terms of the trophy you desire? Also, ensure you have proper clothing for the time of the year you’ll be hunting. Lastly, remember that your outf itter knows the hunting area — follow his advice. Good hunting!

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10 Tips to Get the Most out of Your Guided Hunt

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Make sure your guided alberta hunting adventure goes exactly as planned — here are 10 tips for the traveling hunter


While all aPOS guide-OutfitterS are committed to providing their clients with the highest level of service, it is important for any traveling hunter to ask the right questions and ensure the hunt he or she is booking is going to deliver the expected experience. here are 10 tips to point you in the right direction:

1. In Alberta, every guide and/or outfitter is legally required to be a member of the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS). If an outfitter is not a member of APOS, then he or she is not legally permitted to guide in the province of Alberta. 2. Every APOS guide-outfitter will provide you with a detailed hunt contract. Ensure you carefully read this contract, and feel free to contact your guideoutfitter with any questions or concerns you may have. The contract is in place to ensure your trip goes exactly as planned and all expectations are met throughout. It is best to clarify all details well in advance of your trip —your outfitter will ensure everything is straightforward during

this process. (For more information on this topic, specifically related to hunting techniques, please see item 9 on this list.) 3. Although it may seem like an unnecessary precaution, make sure you know the outfitter’s cancellation policy in advance and consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance. Unexpected health, family or work problems can sometimes prevent us from taking our dream trips. Depending upon how far in advance you have booked your trip and how much time is left before your departure date, you will likely have paid anywhere from 25 per cent to 100 per cent of the price of your trip. 4. There are no guarantees in hunting, and

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5. Nothing says more about the quality of an outfitter’s operation than repeat business — or lack thereof. For this reason, most top outfitters are booked up a year or two in advance. Many outfitters will give you contacts for client references — don’t be afraid to call these references to confirm what the outfitter has been telling you. Just make sure to keep you phone calls brief and during an appropriate time (respecting different time zones). When speaking with the reference, ask if he has ever been on a similar trip elsewhere. If the reference is a seasoned outdoorsman, having taken guided hunting or fishing trips around the world, you can probably take his views to the bank. 6. Alberta’s outfitters have only top-quality guides working for them. Guiding is a tough job, though, and, much like other occupations, some guides are simply better than others. Moreover, just like their clients, some guides are very quiet, while 26 | APOS | 2013

others are quite talkative and social. Although a guide and client may only be together for a week or so, they will spend a lot of time together during that week, sometimes during stressful situations. Having a guide with a personality compatible with that of his client can make a big difference in terms of team chemistry. So, with that in mind, feel free to ask the outfitter which guide he thinks will be a good fit for you and/or your hunting party, and also ask the reference (see tip #5) which guide(s) they have had and whom they would recommend. 7. Most outfitters will provide you with a list of items to bring — however, it

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know where your quarry is likely to be found at the time of your trip. However, a number of factors, such as unseasonable weather, can intervene. Ask your outfitter about alternate locations or camps that you could be moved to in such cases.


is a good idea to run through this list with your outfitter. References will likely have similar insight (tip #5). It’s also good to know exactly what the outfitter-provided gear will be like as well. Let the outfitter know about any special needs you may have. 8. Accommodations can vary from nylon dome tents to five-star lodges and everything in between. You should know what to expect by the time you book. However, photos in a brochure or on a website can sometimes be overly flattering. The types

of beds, the temperature in the sleeping quarters and whether you will be sharing your accommodation are all good details to know in advance. If your trip will be American Plan (meals included), ask about the type, quality and quantity of the food served and, by all means, inform the outfitter in advance about any particular requests or allergies you may have. 9. One of the most common causes of disappointment with a big-budget hunting trip is a misunderstanding with

the outf itter over the methods to be employed in during the trip. Certain methods are simply more effective in some areas and times for certain species, but not all sportsmen are necessarily interested in or comfortable with every method — such as the use of vehicles during a hunt. Make sure you know in advance exactly how you will be spending the bulk of your trip. Also, ask your outfitter about typical shooting situations and ranges, and be honest about your own shooting abilities and experience. Most limitations can be accommodated — if known in advance. Ask the references the same questions, and try to politely ask whether the shooting distances quoted were estimates or actually measured. 10. When speaking with both your outfitter and the references, make sure to simply ask: “Is there anything else I should know?” Most people can usually come up with at least one thing you should know in advance of your trip — that perhaps hadn’t yet been mentioned.

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deer, elk, bear, sheep, pronghorn antelope and moose taken each year. Bow hunters enjoy seasons for most species that start as early as late-August and last until the end of rifle season. Hunters must purchase a Bowhunting Permit in addition to their licence/tag — your outfitter will advise and assist you with all logistics. A l l hunting bows must have a draw weight of at least 40 pounds at a 28-inch draw and a l l arrows must be at least 24 inches in length and have a broadhead with at least 7/8-inch cutting diameter. There are also many archeryonly zones in Alberta as well. See the Alberta Hunting Regulations or contact your guideoutfitter for more information. are crossboWs legal in alberta?

Make sure you’re prepared for your guided Alberta hunt. Here is everything else you need to know about hunting in Alberta!

What types of firearms can people hunt With in alberta?

Your guide-outfitter will pro provide you with suggestions for specific calibers and cartridges for your targeted game species. In Alberta, it is unlawful to hunt big game with a caliber less than .23 or a shotgun 28 | APOS | 2013

caliber/gauge of less than .410. Centerfire magazines are limited to five-round capacities; shotguns are limited to carrying three rounds. It is unlawful to hunt big game with ammunition that contains non-expanding bullets. This is not an extensive list of regulations, please contact

the Canadian Firearms Program (1.800.731.4000/www. rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/) or your APOS guide-outfitter for more information. are there boWhunting seasons in alberta?

Bowhunting is extremely popular in Alberta, with trophy

What should i Wear to hunt in alberta?

Since weather can change abruptly in Alberta, layers are key as they allow for adaptability to changing weather patterns. A moisture-wicking base layer, along with a few insulating layers and a waterproof-breathable outer layer is best. This way, you can layer up

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Yes — but crossbows are permitted during regular rif le seasons only. Crossbow hunting is not permitted during the archery seasons in Alberta, except under special permit for mobility-impaired hunters. Crossbows must have a draw weight of at least 100 pounds, and broadheads must have a cutting diameter of at least 7/8-inch. Crossbows are not permitted in archery-only zones. Please contact APOS or the Alberta Fish & Wildlife Division for more information (see end of article).


when it’s cold and peel it off if it warms up. Of course, warm and f lexible gloves, warm headgear and warm socks are also important. Many hunters choose to wear scent-blocking garments as well. Camouflage can be tailored for the terrain and conditions you hunt: northern boreal forest, prairie grassland, snow, etc. Blaze orange is not required. If you’re hunting from a tree-stand or ground blind, consider overboots and over-mitts for added warmth. Finally, ensure all clothing is quiet (soft material). can i bring my kids?

Youth hunters are welcome in Alberta. Youth must be 12 years old to hunt under their own licence in Alberta. All youth under 16 require parental permission to purchase

a licence, and all youth under 18 require adult supervision to hunt with a firearm. What are the average temperatures in alberta?

Alberta is known for having warm and dry summers, and cold winters with heavy and frequent snowfall. Fall hunting seasons, however, can see extremely varied weather conditions. During the early archery seasons, starting often in late-August and running through September, average temperatures hover between 50 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. In October, average tempera-

tures drop to about 35 to 41 degrees. November average temperatures are below freezing, at 14 to 32 degrees. December and January sees some of the coldest temperatures, at around 14 to zero degrees. However, Chinook winds in the south have seen winter temperatures rise above 68 degrees for short periods of time! Note: for spring bear seasons, hunters can see mild average temperatures of around 28 to 43 degrees. What time zone(s) are in alberta?

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dard Time, and observes daylight saving time. hoW do i find information on accommodations & travel Within alberta?

APOS guide-outfitters will provide their guests with many options for accommodation — if you’d like to find out more Alberta tourism information, visit www.travelalberta.com. Who can i contact for more information?

Please contact your guide outfitter directly, or APOS via www.apos.ab.ca. For more information about Alberta’s wildlife regulations or wildlife management, please contact Alberta’s Environment & Sustainable Resource Development at 780.944.0313 or www.srd.ab.ca.

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TrOphy rOOm All species listed have made the B&C Record Book! And with many records taken recently, we know there are a lot more trophy animals out there. Check out the top high-scoring animals from Alberta’s most popular big game species:

White-tailed deer Hunt Class 1. rifle Non-typ. 2. rifle Non-typ. 3. rifle Non-typ. 1. rifle typical 2. rifle typical 3. rifle typical 1. archery Non-typ. 2. archery Non-typ. 3. archery Non-typ. 1. archery Non-typ. Velvet 2. archery Non-typ. Velvet 1. archery typical 2. archery typical 3. archery typical 1. archery typical Velvet 2. archery typical Velvet 3. archery typical Velvet

sCore 279 6/8 277 5/8 276 1/8 204 2/8 199 5/8 198 1/2 241 2/8 234 5/8 206 7/8 204 0/8 163 6/8 199 5/8 192 0/8 178 3/8 178 4/8 170 7/8 159 7/8

Hunter/owner Brad Gsell doug Klinger helgie eymundson Stephen Jansen don McGarvey Morris Kimball dean dwernychuk Frank J. Caza John homik darcy Wedlund dean Kirkeby don McGarvey Jim hole Charles Martin Jason house Cam Nelson ronald l. Berry

Mule deer Hunt Class 1. rifle Non-typ. 2. rifle Non-typ. 3. rifle Non-typ. 1. rifle typical 2. rifle typical 3. rifle typical 1. archery typical 2. archery typical 3. archery typical 1. archery typical Velvet 2. archery typical Velvet 3. archery typical Velvet 1. archery Non-typ. 2. archery Non-typ. 3. archery Non-typ. 1. archery Non-typ. Velvet 2. archery Non-typ. Velvet 3. archery Non-typ. Velvet

sCore 355 2/8 272 3/8 262 3/8 206 0/8 205 3/8 201 3/8 196 1/8 195 4/8 194 3/8 198 6/8 195 4/8 195 0/8 228 7/8 227 0/8 224 3/8 238 6/8 220 0/8 217 4/8

Hunter/owner Year ed Broder 1926*Wr Philip Pearman 1960 derold erickson uNK Chad lyttle 1996 dean herron 2003 dale Ophus 1989 Peter tsoulamanis 2007 Steve alderman 2007 Neil W. Friesen 2008 Cyril Paquin 2004 Wyatt Graumann 1994 Jason Frank 2009 Mathew Beckman 2005 Jason Pratt 2001 Shawn Monsen 2007 tharen Soroka 2010 Garret doll 2006 Mark regehr 2005

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Year 1991 1976 2007 1967 1991 1981 1984 2002 2004 2007 2005 1991 1999 2005 2009 2001 2001

elK Hunt 1. rifle 2. rifle 3. rifle 1. rifle 2. rifle 3. rifle 1. archery 2. archery 1. archery 2. archery 3. archery

Class Non-typ. elk Non-typ. elk Non-typ. elk typical elk typical elk typical elk Non-typ. elk Non-typ. elk typ. elk typ. elk typ. elk

sCore 444 4/8 414 5/8 408 1/4 419 6/8 418 0/8 402 5/8 414 5/8 340 4/8 402 5/8 366 1/8 360 7/8

Hunter/owner John almberg Brent a. Kuntz Steven Steward Clarence Brown Bruce hale henry Folkman Brent Kuntz Graydon Bishop Will huppertz Brad Sidebottom andy Wiese

Year 1999 2002 1990 1977 1971 1946 2003 2003 2004 1986 1998

PrONGhOrN aNtelOPe Hunt speCies 1. rifle antelope 2. rifle antelope 3. rifle antelope 1. archery antelope 2. archery antelope 3. archery antelope

sCore 88 4/8 87 4/8 86 6/8 84 4/8 84 0/8 82 0/8

Hunter/owner F.J. Streleoff drew ramsey Jeremy Manning Shaun Steidel Kevin Parker dale heinz

Year 2003 2001 2009 2002 1984 2000

MOuNtaiN GOat Hunt speCies 1. rifle Mountain Goat 1. archery Mountain Goat 2. archery Mountain Goat

sCore 54 0/8 48 2/8 43 2/8

Hunter/owner N.K. luxton Chris Kroll leonard Verbaas

Year 1907 2005 2003

WOlF Hunt 1. rifle 1. rifle

speCies Wolf (tie) Wolf (tie)

sCore 18 4/16 18 4/16

Hunter/owner laurier adam Bruce Zimmer

Year 1993 1994

COuGar Hunt 1. rifle 2. rifle 3. rifle 1. archery 2. archery 3. archery

speCies Cougar Cougar Cougar Cougar Cougar Cougar

sCore Hunter/owner 16 2/16 Joeseph Gore Jr. 16 0/16t. Klassen & J.d. Gordon 15 15/16 roy lePage 15 13/16 Glen roberts 15 10/16 richard howden 15 9/16 robert Sydenham

Year 2005 1999 2000 2007 2002 2007


SheeP Hunt 1. rifle 2. rifle 3. rifle 1. archery 2. archery 3. archery

Class Bighorn Sheep Bighorn Sheep Bighorn Sheep Bighorn Sheep Bighorn Sheep Bighorn Sheep

Bear Hunt 1. rifle 2. rifle 3. rifle 1. archery 2. archery 3. archery

Class Black Bear Black Bear Black Bear Black Bear Black Bear Black Bear

sCore 208 3/8 208 1/8 207 2/8 199 5/8 191 6/8 190 2/8

Hunter/owner Year Guinn Crousen 2000*Wr Clarence Baird 1911 Martin Bovey 1924 todd Kirk 1998 Gerard Stark 2001 Brian eloschuk 1982

sCore Hunter/owner 22 9/16 Jason Johansson 22 7/16 dan B. Pence 22 5/16 darren daniel 21 14/16 Steve eklund 21 13/16 douglas d. Crowder 21 12/16 Gregory S. Spitzley

Year 1997 1999 1983 2009 2000 2006

MOOSe Hunt Class 1. rifle Canada Moose 2. rifle Canada Moose 3. rifle Canada Moose 1. archery Canada Moose 2. archery Canada Moose 2. archery Canada Moose 3. archery Canada Moose 1. archeryCanada Moose Velvet 2. archeryCanada Moose Velvet 3. archeryCanada Moose Velvet

sCore 226 7/8 225 0/8 224 0/8 217 2/8 200 0/8 200 0/8 197 6/8 169 0/8 141 2/8 140 7/8

Hunter/owner tim harbridge Carl J. Buchanan Gordon Klebe Frederick Gimbel Jeff Morris Joe arnt ted Brown travis Peterson dale Collins Pat Marek

Year 1978 1978 uNK 1994 1994 1994 2008 2003 2009 1985

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TrAveling To AlberTA

AlbertA regulAtion info

Traveling to Alberta Travel to Alberta is smooth and easy — especially if you remember these useful pointers:

1. Entranc EntrancE into canada

Yo u w i l l b e r e q u i r e d to c lea r Ca nad ia n Customs regardless of whether you f ly or drive. You will need to present a valid passport at the border crossing. At Canadian Customs you will be asked several questions about the purpose of your trip, the length of 34 | APOS | 2013

your stay, where you live, who you are hunting with, etc. It is a very good idea to have some written verif ication (like a contract or at the very least a brochure from your outfitter) to show the address of your destination. At this point, all alcohol, tobacco and firearms must be declared. (See

“Importing Firearms.”) This process usually goes quickly and you should soon be on your way. 2. FirEarms rEgulations

You are, of course, allowed to bring your personal hunting firearms with you — this includes rif les and/or shot-

guns (some restrictions apply, please refer to the Canadian Firearms Program website for definitions of non-restricted, restricted and prohibited firearms, www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ cfp-pcaf ). Archery equipment does not fall under these requirements and therefore has no declaration form. For your firearms, a simple one-page form must be filled out to obtain a temporary Canadian Firearms permit. Your Outfitter will provide this with your Hunt Contract. This form (CAFC 909) can also be downloaded or mailed to you well in advance from Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Firearms Prog ra m (www.rcmp-g rc. gc.ca/cfp-pcaf ). Follow the links on the left hand side for visitors/non-residents, and then download the “Non-Resident Firearms Declaration” (form CAFC 909). Completing this in advance should reduce your time clearing customs. A confirmed declaration costs $25 (at time of press, please confirm this), regardless of the number of firearms listed on it. It is only valid for the person who signs it and for those firearms listed on the declaration. If you are coming with others who will be using firearms in Canada, you will each need to meet these requirements.

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This information current as of 2013, and while the information below is a helpful general summary, it should not be considered official regulations, and is only meant to assist you in preparing for a visit to Alberta. For more information about Alberta, visit www.alberta.ca and www.travelalberta.com.


3. importing ammunition

Non-residents can import 200 rounds duty-free for personal use and/or hunting purposes. If you are flying, most airlines have weight restrictions for ammunition. You can also check with your outfitter for the cost and availability of your required ammo in the area you will be hunting. In most areas, you can generally purchase common calibers easily — and in major centers like Edmonton or Calgary, finding a wide selection of hunting ammunition for virtually any firearm is easy. Edmonton has a Cabela’s and Calgary has a Bass Pro Shops, among other sporting goods and gun shops. 4. airlinE transport oF FirEarms, bows & ammunition

These are general conditions — please contact your specific airline for their requirements. Archery Equipment Archery equipment is generally accepted as part of a customer’s baggage allowance. Archery equipment is defined as one or a

combination of the following: One bow, one quiver containing arrows and one maintenance kit. These items must be encased in a container of suff icient strength to protect the items from damage. Cases containing more than the above listed items may be assessed an excess baggage charge. FirEarms & ammunition

One item of shooting equipment is generally accepted as part of a customer’s checked baggage allowance. W hen checking a firearm, you must declare to the representative that you are checking a firearm (if a security checkpoint is prior to the ticket counter, you must declare the existence of a firearm to security personnel); present firearm(s) unloaded and sign a “Firearms Unloaded” declaration; lock the f irearm(s) in a hard-sided, crush-proof container and retain the key or combination. Maintain the entr y permits in your possession and ensu re ammunition is packed in the manufacturer’s origina l pack age or secu rely packed in

plastic/carbon fiber, wooden or metal boxes. One item of shooting equipment usually contains: rifle case containing two or fewer rifles (with or without scopes), one tool kit and up to 11 pounds of ammunition (if it does not exceed 200 rounds). Ammunition in excess of 11 pounds per passenger or that contains incendiary projectiles is prohibited. 5. rEFusal to EntEr canada

Criminal records — even a DUI — can prevent travel to Canada. If you have any concerns, visit www.bordercrossing.ca or call 1.800.438.7020 and ask for Lucy Perillo. If you have any type of criminal conviction (even if you’ve been charged and not convicted), you should notify your outfitter or call Canada Border Crossing Services well in advance so that clearance can be arranged. 6. Hunting Eligibility

Hunters who have a hunting license suspension (in Alberta or elsewhere) are pro-

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hibited from applying for or obtaining a recreational hunting license in Alberta. For further information you can contact Alberta Fish & Wildlife – Enforcement – Field Services at 780.427.4943. 7. transporting gamE & tropHiEs

Exporting your game back home is a relatively simple procedure as long as you export the animal (head, hide, meat, etc.) as personal baggage. Your hunting license will act as your export permit — keep it with as you leave Canada. You will also need to fill out US Import/Export permit “Form 177.” Although these can be picked up at customs, the process is simplified

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9. currEncy ExcHangE

The Canadian Dollar has recently been very close to, on-par or even worth more than the US Dollar. Visit a Currency Exchange website such as www.xe.com for up-to-the-day exchange rates. Exchanging US dollars for Canadian Dollars is easily done at any bank in Canada, or in currency exchange kiosks within Calgary and Edmonton International Airport. If you require extra cash, ATMs are easily found in any town, regardless of size. Fees may apply. Credit cards are almost always accepted for virtually any purchase throughout Canada — Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted, followed by American Express. Discover Card is not widely accepted in Canada. 10. HElpFul tips

Some hunts can be very physically demanding while others require very little physical activity. However, being in good

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if this form is filled out in advance (your outfitter will provide more details). Transporting your game home is obviously easier if you are driving, but the requirements are still the same if you fly, as long as you comply with your airline’s procedures. There are many quality taxidermists in Alberta — and your outfitter may even have special rates with some of them. It is wise to find out not only what the expected turn-around times are, but also the costs of shipping a completed trophy to

you. This can be a very simple option for getting your trophy home — but there will be extra fees and charges for things such as export permits, packaging, shipping and brokerage fees. Each different species has slightly different export requirements, so check with your outfitter for those specifics and try to plan in advance what you will do with your harvested animals. Be aware that it is “unlawful to allow the edible meat of any game bird or big game animal, except cougar or bear, to be wasted, destroyed, spoiled or abandoned.” And you, the hunter, are primarily responsible for the care of that meat. Most outfitters can help arrange for meat processing, but due to the limited duration of most hunts, it may be a problem for your animal to be completely processed before your departure. Plan ahead and make arrangements with your outfitter if you intend to take home large quantities of meat.


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Boreal region

AlbertA: Your Hunting DestinAtion

Boreal region WMU 500 series Vast forested expanses characterize Alberta’s Boreal Region; forests that consists of coniferous spruce, pine and larch as well as deciduous poplar and birch. Many lakes, muskegs and rivers intersperse these wooded areas. In the far northeast of the province, the Canadian Shield harbors deep, clear-water lakes. You can reach the major town and city 40 | APOS | 2013

centers in the Boreal Region via all-season highways. Regularly scheduled flights run from the Edmonton International Airport to major centers such as Peace River, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. (Charter air services are also available.) Mountain region WMU 400 series The rugged Mountain Hunting Region is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains,

which stretches along much of the western border of Alberta. Forests of coniferous trees, such as spruce, fir and pine, are all found within this area. At its higher elevations, permanent glaciers and snowfields are scattered among scree slopes, rocky ledges and alpine meadows. Alberta’s three mountain national parks sit next to this region: Jasper, Banff and Waterton Lakes. Hunting is prohibited in national parks. You can reach the major


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centers in the mountain region via all-season highways from Edmonton and Calgary. Paved highways and gravel roads traverse the region. Foothills region WMU 300 series The foothills are similar to the mountain region, but are lower in elevation and generally drier. Tracts of grassland often break-up forests of spruce, pine and poplar. This variety of vegetation provides good habitat for a variety of wildlife. You can reach the major centers in the foothills region on all-season highways from Edmonton and Calgary. Paved highways and gravel roads connect the region. Parkland region WMU 200 series Alberta’s Parkland is a transition area between the wooded regions of the north and west and the dry prairies to the south and east. Stands of poplar are interspersed with grasslands and meadows, giving areas a park-like appearance (hence the name). This rich agricultural land receives ample rainfall and is known for fertile soil. Alberta’s major metropolitan centers — Edmonton, the provincial capital, and Calgary, the economic center — are found in the parkland. Major highways, as well as gravel roads, traverse the region, and major international airports are located in Calgary and Edmonton. Prairie region WMU 100 series Grassland, sagebrush plains and agriculture croplands characterize Alberta’s Prairie Region. The most notable feature is the absence of trees, save the river valleys and coulees where there is suitable moisture to support cottonwoods and other deciduous trees. Much of this region is known for its ranches and farmlands. You can reach the major centers in the Prairie Region on all-season highways. Regularly scheduled flights depart from the Calgary International Airport to city centers such as Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. Paved highways and gravel roads connect the region.

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Your APoS certified guide is there to put you in the middle of the game — whether you’re looking for flocks of canada geese, 50-plusinch trophy moose, aggressive elk or a recordbook whitetail buck. the rest, though, is up to you. alberta’s big game may require a new skill set or have a steep learning curve, but the payoff is worth it — the b&c books speak for themselves. read on to learn vital tips from experienced, alberta-based hunters — and then book your apos guided hunt today:

You don’t have to be a bowhunter to appreciate the merits of getting up-close to whitetail deer. Simply put, if you can get close and stay undetected, your chances improve — rifle or bow. Let’s examine tactics Alberta hunters use to get up-close to the wily whitetail buck. First, of course, you have to find the deer. Early on in the season, whitetails are still in their summer bedding and feeding routines, making them relatively easy to pattern. Locate a desirable buck and you may find it reliable in its movement — determine which trail it uses most frequently and you’ve got a good chance of getting a close-range shot opportunity. Early in the season, your best chances are at first-light and in the late-evening; there is little deer movement during the midday hours. As bucks shed their velvet and begin preparing for the upcoming rut, their travel routines expand as they inventory doe groups within their home range. By late October, the pre-rut is well underway and movement is no longer restricted to just morning and evening; they can be seen moving throughout the day. Photo-phase nudges the bucks and does into their annual breeding cycle and bucks aggressively mark their territory with rubs and scrapes as they monitor doe groups. It’s during the prerut and peak-rut when deer hunters have the best opportunity to get up-close. Bucks have their attention focused on breeding and will let their guard down for a brief time as they aggressively move about searching for hot does. By carefully selecting probable ambush sites in areas where does frequently travel, you can increase your odds of a close-range encounter. By far, the 48- to 72-hour estrus period offers the best opportunity to draw in a mature buck to under 20 yards. This estrus period typically occurs in Alberta sometime between November 9 and 16. During the pre- and peak rut, rattling and calling can work very well. While rattling can attract bucks for any number of reasons, it generally works best in areas with a higher buck-todoe ratio. By emulating the natural sounds of a buck or a doe along with a physical antler-on-antler confrontation, you can attract a buck. Physical confrontations are about expressing and determining dominance and eventual breeding rights. Many bucks will be attracted to the sound of their peers sparring, not so much because they want to fight, but more out of curiosity — they simply want 42 | APOS | 2013

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open during any time of the day from midNovember until season’s end. Mule deer often slowly move about their home range in search of does, stopping from time-totime to check out scents, but rarely move quickly unless frightened. Bucks with does will follow a lead doe, and are generally at the tail end of a harem when the herd is on the move. If you spot does coming out of cover to feed, stay alert for a buck to emerge later once it feels that the coast is clear. When the heat is on, bucks often break from the herd to look after themselves, so don’t expect bucks to stick with the does at all times. When patience, camouf lage, glassing and silence are used in unison, shot opportunities will follow. BlaCk Bears: pro taCtiCs

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patterns, ensure that air currents will carry scent away from the game, and you’re well on your way to getting up-close to a whitetail buck. sneakinG up on Mule deer

Mule deer often roam the open country of Alberta, making them challenging to sneak up on. These animals rely on their vision to alert them of danger more so than their sense of smell and hearing — and therein lies a major clue on how to get within shooting range. (Let’s not forget: they do have excellent hearing as well and will move their ears like antennae if they sense anything out of the ordinary.) When hunting a mule deer, position yourself where you have good sight lines, then let your binoculars do the walking. Take a stand near something that breaks your silhouette, then stay still and be quiet. In Alberta, regulations permit full camouflage, which will help make it virtually impossible for deer to spot you. Watch for that signature white rump patch on mule deer, which stands out like a beacon in poor light and really catches sunlight during the middle of the day. You may see a mule deer buck out in the

alBerta Moose pre-, peak- & post-rut

Alberta is home to some massive moose, and successful hunts can be had right through the season — however, tactics differ when hunting pre-, peak- and

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to know who their competition is. When calling, use a grunt tube, doe bleat and rattling antlers, especially in this pre- and peak-rut time. Alternatively, learning to do a snort-wheeze is a lastditch-but-often-effective strategy that can bring hesitant or disinterested bucks in for a closer look. Rattling and calling combinations work from mid-October on to the peak of the rut in mid-November. Adding scent and a visual attractant like a doe or buck decoy to the equation and you may well end up with a combination bucks simply can’t resist — greatly improving your chances of closing the distance. Doe-in-estrus and dominant buck scents, when carefully applied to existing scrapes or mock-scrapes less than 20 yards from your stand or blind, are some of the best tools a hunter can use. Speaking of scents, remember that whitetails have hypersensitive noses. Use odor-eliminating sprays, scent-blocking garments, scent-free soaps and deodorants to reduce your own odor. Finally, one of the smartest moves any hunter can make is using the wind to his advantage. Select ambush sites carefully based on understanding of deer movement

Alberta is open to regulated bear baiting, so you can hunt over stationary attractant sites in both spring and fall. Many APOS guides use this tactic to great success — and to take advantage of Alberta’s generous two-bear limit. Further, these baiting zones are widely considered to be devoid of grizzlies. Baiting has its benefits — but keep your eyes open when watching a bait site. Bears can sneak in silently, grab a mouthful of food and disappear in a flash. Often, though, bears move in cautiously to inspect the provisions. This is where bear baiting really shows its worth — hunters can examine the animal and make a thoughtful decision as to whether or not to shoot. Some purists prefer the spot-and-stalk approach. When spot-and-stalk hunting for bears, location is everything. Beginning in late April, south facing slopes and lush clover-laden cut lines in the foothills and boreal forest become great places to begin your search. In the fall, standing oat fields can be productive places to locate and sneak up on a bruin. As bears rely heavily on their sense of smell and hearing, and less so on their eyesight, the right wind conditions combined with quiet ground will allow a hunter to sneak within close range.


post-runt bulls. Pre-rut moose can be secretive at the best of times, but the early season can be an especially tricky time to hunt them. So what is the best strategy? One of the most effective hunt tactics for early season moose involves waiting on or near a mineral lick. One thing is certain, especially if the weather is warm, when there is a quality spring or mineral lick nearby moose know about it and they will eventually visit it. The key lies in being there when they do. With the peak estrus period typically occurring during the first week in October, moose hunters enjoy the most vocal and active hunts from the third week in September to around the end of the second week in November. By emulating the wanton moans of a cow in estrus, bulls can be easily drawn in to create shot opportunities. Cow calls, bull grunts as well as emulating antler-on-antler confrontations and the raking of branches, can be used to put bulls in a trance and entice them in to close range. Hunting moose post-rut requires a

different skill set. This time of year, locate the best thermal cover in proximity to decent browse and you’re on the right track to locating a bull. Look for traditional markings like rubs, fresh beds, tracks and droppings and you’ll know moose are in the area. Locate a track in fresh snow and you’re sure to walk down a moose in short order.

elk: CallinG BiG Bulls

Calling in a massive bull elk is one of the most exciting experiences big game hunting has to offer. However, there are a great many nuances to elk calling — knowing the right techniques and understanding elk behavior will go a long way to putting an Alberta bull elk within shooting range.

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Every elk hunter knows the importance of calling. But contrary to what many hunters believe, when a big herd bull answers your bugle, he’s not challenging but actually trying to out-advertise you and keep the attention of his cows. The last thing in the world the elk wants at that point is a fight. His best defense is to simply gather his cows up and move them away. He will keep bugling as he does this, just to let his cows know he’s still in charge, but the theory that every bull is looking for a fight is a false one. Thankfully, this behavior is easy to exploit when you understand it. First, get into the heart of prime elk country and begin bugling right at first light. It won’t take long to get an answer. Then put your bugle away and get as close to the bull as you possibly can before bugling again. If you can swiftly close the distance to 100 yards or less, your odds will greatly increase. Once you get very close, let off another long inquiry bugle followed by a few chuckles. Now, if everything went according to plan, you’ll be close enough to the bull that he won’t have time to gather his cows and move off. He will have to 46 | APOS | 2013

come and check you out and — finally — maybe even challenge you. This is the time to keep the pressure on. Bugle right back at him every time he bugles. Try to get even closer now and don’t be afraid to rake some trees with a broken branch to imitate

a bull rubbing his antlers. This often really infuriates bull elk. It’s also a good time to cow-call to convince the bull he is losing control of his harem. Things can get pretty intense at this point but the key is to keep the pressure on

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and don’t give the bull a way out — other than confronting you, of course. You’ll need to watch out for satellite bulls at this point as well, as they’ll see this as an opportunity to sneak in and cut a cow out of the herd. If you do your job right, it’s not uncommon to have two or three separate bulls all coming from different directions. BiGhorn sheep: hiGh-altitude tips

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep offer a challenging hunt in often-grueling terrain — but the payoff could be a new world record (the previous record was taken just 13 years ago). The first advice for any sheep hunter coming to Alberta is: you must get in shape. A multi-month regime of strength and cardiovascular exercise will go a long way to ensuring you’re in the physical condition required to scale high mountains in pursuit of bighorn. If you haven’t spent a great deal of time in the mountains, you may wish to arrive early to acclimatize yourself to the surroundings. A quality spotting scope and binoculars are musts. Glassing the valleys, scree

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slopes and peaks of the Alberta Rockies in search of those trophy rams will save you a lot of boot-leather and time. Once you and your guide locate a herd, you can focus on that area. As for equipment — ma ke sure you’ve got a sturdy, broken-in pair of insulated hiking boots and always wear wool or polypropylene socks (never cotton,

it will tear your feet apart). Multi-layered warm-and-waterproof clothing is also a must — including a moisture-wicking base layer. There are a lot of varying opinions in terms of rifle selection, but light weight (six pounds) is a must, and the rifle (and shooter) should be capable of outstanding accuracy to 300 yards.

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pronGhorn antelope

A lberta’s pronghorn antelope roam the wide-open spaces of the province’s southeast, as a result, are generally not all that difficult to locate. It’s the stalk that is tricky. First off, the antelope hunter must glass a great deal of country from vantage points that don’t give his location away — patience is key here — while searching for an antelope herd. Antelope have amazing vision; any movement can catch their attention, even from great distances. When glassing, position yourself below ridgelines or, if necessary, carefully sneak up to a hilltop while using natural cover such as a rocks, draws, hills, sagebrush or even a fence line. Avoid being skylined at all cost. If, after thoroughly glassing an area, you don’t find anything, move on to a new location and repeat the process. If you locate antelope, a spotting scope can save a lot of boot-leather by affirming the animal’s trophy quality. If the buck you’ve spotted is of the quality you seek, it is time to organize the stalk. However, this can prove more difficult than it may appear. Not only do antelope possess keen eyes but the country they occupy frequently offers very little in the way of concealment. Again, using natural features, slowly move in closer and closer. During archery season, decoys work wonders, as does camouflage (in all seasons) that is well suited to the open grasslands of Alberta. If the environment is preventing a successful stalk, setting up a ground blind near a water source will also work well. Your APOS guide will help determine which tactic to employ and will do everything in his power to aid your success. Mid-Winter Coyote hunts

Alberta has abundant — some say “overabundant” — populations of coyotes. This province is truly one of North America’s coyote-hunting hotspots and December, January and February are considered to be the best coyote hunting months. This is thanks to increased mobility as the snow crusts over, scarcity of food and an eagerness to socialize and breed — the “perfect storm” for coyote hunters. Some coyote females go into heat as early as January but most peak by mid-to-


late February. During this peak season hunters have an excellent opportunity to see two or more coyotes together and if you draw one in, others are often eager to follow. Using a mouth call or e-call to howl or emulate the sounds of wounded prey can bring coyotes running. Combine this strategy with the use of a full-body coyote decoy and a prey species decoy like a stuffed rabbit or other small motion decoy and you’re well on your way to drawing in a wily coyote. In Alberta, you may have the chance to see 20 or more coyotes daily — it’s just that good.

slightly above, below or straight on depending on the speed and height of the target. Again, experimentation will confirm the required lead. Indeed it is possible to merely point at a target, lead accordingly, shoot and stop but all competitive shooters will tell you the correct way to shoot at a f lying target involves using a sustained lead, or follow-through. This is

done by pointing with the required lead, then pulling the trigger and maintaining that lead at the same speed as the moving target to ensure a hit. Now that you understand Alberta’s game species, territory and hunting tactics — it is time to pick and outfitter and book your Alberta dream hunt. Good luck!

WaterfoWl shootinG tips that Work

Alberta’s waterfowl hunts are second to none — birds in the millions fly overtop of this province, providing outstanding sport. But of course, shooting ducks and geese can be challenging. Here are some pro tips to help you fill your bag: In the field, a common mistake made by many hunters is shooting into a flock rather than picking one bird. Despite an expanding shot pattern, it is imperative to select and shoot at a single target. Seasoned gunners pick a target, ensure their sight-plane is level along the rib, then swing, mount and shoot. With an auto-loader, you’ve got three shots and with an over-and-under or sideby-side, you’ve got two. In the field, many advise taking the lower bird(s) first, then the higher bird(s) with remaining shots. The recoil will help raise the gun as you follow through to the second. Wingshooting requires the gunner to point, not aim; and pull the trigger quickly, not squeeze it slowly. Maintain a level sight-plane and focus on pointing at the target, not aiming with the barrel or even the bead. When your instincts tell you you’re on, pull and follow through. Wingshooting involves shooting at flying birds — you’ll have to incorporate some type of lead before taking the shot. The amount of lead required depends on the type of shot presented. Moving targets can cross from left to right or vice versa, approach from head-on or from behind. If you find that you are missing crossing targets, try doubling your lead. With some experimentation and practice you should catch on to the required lead in short order. For oncoming and flying away shots, the required lead may be

Hunt spring Black Bear, Fall Moose or Rutting Whitetails with the Silver Fox Outfitters “Team” www.silverfoxoutfitters.com Eric Rauhanen 53406 Rge Rd 183 Yellowhead County, AB T7E 3T3 1-800-899-5064 hunting@telusplanet.net

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year of existence, Alberta Pro Professional Outfitters Society (APOS) is a not-for-profit, Delegated Administrative Organizat ion (DAO), a n arms-length, self-funded, legal entity established for the purpose of delivering a service traditionally done by government and which administers the outfitted-hunting industry in Alberta. There are more than 450 member Outfitter-Guides and approximately 1,500 Guides registered through APOS, who provide big game, waterfowl and bird game services 50 | APOS | 2013

to several thousand clients each year. The Alberta Outf itting Industry is an active participant in Alberta’s conservation community and contributes considerable funding to conservation projects and research through the APOS Legacy Fund (which has contributed more than half-a-million dollars to worthwhile projects), the Wildlife Management Fund as well as signif icant contributions from individual outfitters. In Alberta, outfitting contributes in excess of $100 million annually to the provincial

economy. The passion and hard work of the early pioneers of this industry continues to motivate Alberta’s modern outfitters. This passion has been seasoned with the development of APOS professional leadership. Since founding in 1997, APOS has emerged as the international poster child of the outfitting industry. When matched with spectacular scenery and abundant and diverse wildlife, it’s no wonder that Alberta continues to remain as the world’s dest inat ion of c hoice for professionally guided hunting experiences.

Contact APOS PHONE: 780.414.0249 FAX: 780.465.6801 WEB: apos.ab.ca EMAIL: info@apos.ab.ca 103-6030 88 St Edmonton, AB T6E 6G4

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AB rocky river ProfessionAl Big gAme out Steve Borda 134 Sherwood Drive Hinton AB T7V1P5 Ph: (780) 740-0091 steveborda@hotmail.com

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AlBertA Big gAme hunts Michel Blanchett P.O. Box 981 Cold Lake AB T9M1P2 Ph: (780) 722-4076 blanchettoa@live.ca

AlBertA trAPline Adventures Bill Abercrombie 21061A Wye Rd Sherwood Park AB T8G1C7 Ph: (877) 446-0204 babercrombie@traplineadventures.com

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AlBertA Big horns limited Bobby Turner RR #2, Lochend Trail Cochrane AB T4C1A2 Ph: (403) 932-5504 bobby@albertabighorns.com

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AlBertA troPhy hunts Stanley F. Reiser R.R. # 1 Westerose AB T0C2V0 Ph: (780) 586-2184 info@albertatrophyhunts.ab.ca

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AB. Wilderness guide service David Bzawy 3428 - 99 Street Edmonton AB T6E5X5 Ph: (780) 365-3730 david@ihuntalberta.com; terrybz@ telus.net;dean@ihuntalberta.com

AlBertA Bush Adventures Richard Deslauriers Box 495 McLennan AB T0H2L0 Ph: (780) 324-2174 altaba@telusplanet.net

AlBertA WAterfoWl hunts ltd. Michel Blanchett P.O. Box 981 Cold Lake AB T9M1P2 Ph: (780) 722-4076 blanchettoa@live.ca

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AB’s fAllflight WAterfoWl outfitter inc. Paolo John Aiello 208 72nd Ave NE Calgary AB T2K0N9 (403) 371-9639 john@albertasfallflight.com www.albertasfallflight.com WF

Access AlBertA outfitters&guide service Michael Terry 3811 - 19 Avenue Edmonton AB T6L3C7 Ph: (780) 984-4365 mterry@telus.net MO WD

Access AWesome Wilderness hunts Ken Baker Box 308 St. Louis SK S0J2C0 Ph: (306) 422-8459 kenbaker@sasktel.net MO

Acorn outfitting Adventures ltd. Ken Morrison Box 60 Swan Hills AB T0G2C0 Ph: (780) 333-5091 kbmoil@telus.net jjacorn@telus.net BB MD MO WD

AlBertA flyWAy WAterfoWl outfitters ltd. Conway Roscoe Box 84 Dewberry AB T0B1G0 Ph: (780) 812-4527 Conway.Roscoe@lakelandcollege.ca WF

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AlBertA Western uPlAnds rAnch Jim M. Hern Box 31 Bindloss AB T0JOHO Ph: (403) 379-2159 hernranches@xplornet.com WF

AlBertA hunts Justin Harris Box 5073 Drayton Valley AB T7A1R3 Ph: (780) 388-0214 info@albertahuntsoutfitting.com

AlBertA WhitetAil country outfitters ltd Ken Young #3 25011 Sturgeon Sturgeon County AB T8T0A3 Ph: (780) 973-5499 albertacountryoutfitter@hotmail.ca

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AlBertA nAtive guide services ltd. Ken Steinhauer 13331 - 106 Street Edmonton AB T5E4T7 Ph: (780) 478-1988 angs@albertanativeguides.com

AlBertA WhitetAils Glenn Richards P.O. Box 396 Athabasca AB T9S2A4 Ph: (780) 675-4995 grichards@mcsnet.ca

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AlBertA rAcks ‘n trAcks outfitting Sean Snider 13204 - 135 St Edmonton AB T5L1Y7 Ph: (780) 203-0909 snilly14@hotmail.com BB MO

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AlBertA Wilderness Adventures Louis Shilka See Box 261 p.3 Worsley AB T0H3W0 Ph: (780) 685-3815 info@albertaoutfitting.com BB MD MO

AlBertA’s fAll flight AndreW dAth 280113-235 A Twp Rd Rocky View, AB T1X0K4 (403) 805-3274 Dath.AB.Firstw@mail.com

AlBertA’s northern troPhy hunts Cameron Orlesky P.O. Box 72 Keg River AB T0H2G0 Ph: (780) 981-2788 albertahunts@telusplanet.net BB MD MO WD WF

AlBertA’s PredAtor vs Prey outfitting Greg Letkemann Box 557 Acme AB T0M0A0 (403) 631-2393 cargreg@msn.com BB EL MD WD

Aldo’s extreme Adventures ltd. Darren Kalin R.R. # 3 Site 406 B2 C6 Drayton Valley AB T7A2A3 Ph: (780) 898-3250 darren.kalin@gmail.com

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AlPine outfitters Lowell W. Davis 11725 - 105 St Grande Prairie AB T8V8L1 Ph: (780) 539-4209 info@alpineoutfitters.com BB EL MO WD

Alstott outfitters John Alstott Box 575 Caroline AB T0M0M0 Ph: (403) 722-3084 salstott@telusplanet.net EL TS

AltA hunts Arly Roe Box 700 Fort Vermilion AB T0H1N0 Ph: (780) 927-3014 arly@altahunts.net BB MD MO WD WF

Ameri-cAnA exPeditions inc. Dan Frederick See 6007 - 104 Street NW p.13 Edmonton AB T6H2K6 Ph: (780) 469-0579 dan.frederick@shaw.ca WF

Anchor BAr exPeditions inc. Mark Parsons Box 28 Nanton AB T0L1R0 Ph: (403) 646-5714 anchorbarexpeditions@telus.net BB EL MD MO WD

AlAn douglAs outfitting Alan Douglas Box 291 Lundbreck AB T0K1H0 Ph: (403) 628-3969 aldouglas@shaw.ca

AlBertA river vAlley lodge ltd. Lee McNary Box 3376 Wainwright AB T9W1T3 Ph: (780) 842-8622 hunting@rivervalleylodge.com

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AlBertA BeAr Busters ltd. Patrick McLean Suite 105 - 14 - 900 Village Lane Okotoks AB T1S1Z6 Ph: (403) 660-6853 patrick@albertabearbusters.com

AlBertAs little mountAin guiding service Darcy Alm Site 4 Box 18 R.R. # 2 Olds AB T4H1P3 Ph: (403) 556-6860 almd@telusplanet.net

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AlBertA trAditionAl BoWhunts John Cesario PO Box 19 Robb AB T0E1X0 Ph: (780) 794-3883 bowhuntz@telus.net

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Anchor d high mountAin hunts ltd. See p.15 Dewy Matthews Box 656 Black Diamond AB T0L0H0 Ph: (403) 933-2867 Dewy@anchordhighmountainhunts.com AndreW lAke lodge Dan Wettlaufer Box 3 Fort Smith, NT X0E0P0 Ph: (780) 464-7537 dan@andrewlakelodge.com

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Antler Addiction hunting Adventures inc. Kevin Sikkens PO Box 281 Colinton AB T0G0R0 Ph: (780) 675-4832 jsikkens@mcsnet.ca BB MO WD

Antler suPreme Adventures Brian Lippert R.R. # 2 Lousana AB T0M1K0 Ph: (403) 749-2924 pureenergygammaway@live.ca MD MO WD

Antler vAlley Adventures Tom Klassen P.O. Box 87 Sandspit BC V0T1T0 Ph: (250) 637-2276 fishing@qcislands.net

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Antlerhill outfitters ltd. Jason Voghell 3824 - 52A Avenue Innisfail AB T4G1G8 Ph: (403) 227-2709 voghell@telusplanet.net BB

Armstrong, Alden Alden Armstrong Box 1 Paddle Prairie AB T0H2W0 Ph: (780) 841-5336 a-armstrong@hotmail.com BB MO

Avenir guiding & outfitting Reginald Plamondon Box 258 Plamondon AB T0A2T0 Ph: (780) 798-2280 avenir@xplornet.ca MO WD

BAckWood encounters Shane Hlushak 9318 - 79 St Ft. Saskatchewan AB T8L3N2 Ph: (780) 998-5571 biggameshane@shaw.ca WD

BAckWoods outfitters Mitch Chapdelaine Box 1593 St. Paul AB T0A3A0 Ph: (780) 210-1700 mitchchapdelaine@hotmail.com BB MD MO

BAker, douglAs Douglas Baker R.R. # 1 Ohaton AB T0B3P0 Ph: (780) 608-7770 bakersacres@syban.net MD WD

BAtemAn, ron Ron Bateman #37, 53279 Rge. Rd 225 Sherwood Park AB T8A4V1 Ph: (780) 668-6884 nttrophy@telusplanet.net BB MD MO WD

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BAttle river outfitters Gary Wilyman Box 1948 Stettler AB T0C2C0 Ph: (403) 742-4405 brdist@telus.net WD WF

BeAr cAnyon outfitters inc. Larry Smith Box 3 Worsley AB T0H3W0 Ph: (780) 685-2159 larry_smithbco@hotmail.com BB MD MO WD WF

BeAr PAW outfitting co. ltd. Scott Taylor Box 3002 St. Isidore AB T0H3B0 Ph: (780) 624-4400 scott7@telusplanet.net BB EL MD MO WD

BeAr trAP outfitters Rodney LaBoucane Box 6 Heinsburg AB T0A1X0 Ph: (780) 943-2148 lizzydizzymuskwazil@yahoo.ca

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Big cAt Adventures Brian Chorney Box 5416 Drayton Valley AB T7A1R5 Ph: (780) 542-1329 brichor@telus.net Big knife outfitters Cody Cassidy R.R. # 1 Donalda AB T0B1H0 Ph: (403) 323-0605 c_cass@telus.net MD MO WD

Big rAck Adventures Blair Trout Box 98 Newbrook AB T0A2P0 Ph: (780) 576-2394 bigrack@xplornet.com

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BlAckfoot guide service Brian Schreckenbach 2002 FM 400 Slaton TX 79364 Ph: (806) 842-3965 blackfootguideservice@gmail.com.

Big White outfitters Neil J. Courtice 515 Panorama Ridge Road Quesnel BC V2J5W9 Ph: (250) 747-3942 wcourtice@shaw.ca Birch creek outfitters Mike Dziengielewski Box 7431 Peace River AB T8S1T1 Ph: (780) 624-5924 birchcreek@wispernet.ca

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Birch meAdoW outfitting Benjamin Gerbrandt Box 1413 LaCrete AB T0H2H0 Ph: (780) 926-0620 birchmeadowoutfitting@hotmail.com BB MO

Birch mountAin exPeditions Oscar Agnemark Box 124 Brosseau AB T0B0P0 Ph: (780) 614-1816 agnemarkwelding@gmail.com MO

Birch mountAin outfitters Charles M. Beauchamp 372 Grey Crescent Ft. McMurray AB T9H2N8 Ph: (780) 743-4748 birch01@telusplanet.net BB MO

Bittern lAke outfitting Sheldon Fiske R.R. # 1, General Delivery Bittern Lake AB T0C0L0 Ph: (780) 672-1705 sheldon@bitternlakelodge.com

Blue Buck guiding & outfitting Brian Gilbertson Box 152 Hughendon AB T0B2E0 Ph: (780) 856-2475 deer-man@hotmail.ca MD WD

Blue dog outfitting ltd. Shane Usipuik Box 537 Cochrane AB T4C1A7 Ph: (403) 803-9517 shane_usipuik@hotmail.com WF

Boss guiding, AB ltd 1576469 Bob Byers Box 1214 Stettler AB T0C2L0 Ph: (403) 742-3140 bob.byers@xplornet.com MD WD WF

Boss outfitting & Wilderness Adventures Terance Boss 10 Mcleod Cr. Leduc AB T9E6P7 Ph: (780) 717-2825 terance.boss@shaw.ca BB MO

Bk outfitters William Klyne Box 1314 Grimshaw AB T0H1W0 Ph: (780) 219-2694 bklyne31@yahoo.ca BlAck dog outfitters R. Blaine Burns Box 514 Tofield AB T0B4J0 Ph: (780) 662-3436 bburns4@telusplanet.net

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Blue BronnA guiding & outfitting Glenn Brown See Box 1042 p.22 Three Hills AB T0M2A0 Ph: (403) 443-5718 bluebronna@gmail.com

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Big sky WAterfoWl outfitters inc. Dean Larocque Box 1715 Brooks AB T1R1C5 Ph: (403) 362-8269 ddlarocque@eidnet.org Big stone outfitting inc. Glen Stone Box 506 Manning AB T0H2M0 Ph: (780) 836-2412 kentonlein@yahoo.ca kenton@huntalbertanorth.com

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BlAck toP outfitting & kennels Robert Dennis Box 691 Rimbey AB T0C2J0 (403) 704-5055 rtdennis798@hotmail.com

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Big tine Adventures Blake Shmyr Box 489 Spirit River AB T0H3G0 Ph: (780) 864-2989 bshmyr19@hotmail.com

Big sky country outfitting ltd. Peter A. Walker 906 Crescent Rd NW Calgary AB T2M4A8 Ph: (403) 284-4695 info@bigskycountryoutfitting.com AN MD WF

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BoW river guiding comPAny Brian Larsen 740 Hartley Creek Road Fernie BC V0B1M5 Ph: (250) 423-5887 blarsen@toughcountry.net MD WD See p.7

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BlAck horn troPhy hunts Scott D. Pura Box 955 Thorhild AB T0A3J0 Ph: (780) 201-5199 Scott@blackhorn.ca

Bozok, lArry Larry Bozok 1119 - 72 Street Edmonton AB T6K3L7 Ph: (780) 929-5232 WF

Bredeson guiding & outfitting Delbert L. Bredeson R.R.#1,Stn Main, Site 1, Box 11 Grande Prairie AB T8V2Z8 Ph: (780) 538-4251 bredeson@xplornet.com BB EL MO


Brigden outfitting Graham Brigden Box 60 Elkwater AB T0J1C0 Ph: (403) 893-2147 gbrigden@telusplanet.net

Burnt lAke outfitters Brian Kitzan 10408 - 98 Street Morinville AB T8R0B7 Ph: (780) 939-6831 burntlakeoutfitters@shaw.ca

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BroAdheAd outfitters Kent Butterfield Box 418 Erskine AB T0C1G0 Ph: (403) 876-2588 circle4@telusplanet.net

Burtnick, John John Burtnick Box 339 Sangudo AB T2E2A0 Ph: (780) 785-4084 triplebhunts@gmail.com

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Broken ArroW guiding And outfitting ltd. Glenn Bellerose Box 6 Paddle Prairie AB T0H2W0 Ph: (780) 926-6697 moosehorn@xplornet.com

BushWAcker consulting Al Grinde Box 57 Alder Flats AB T0C0A0 Ph: (780) 388-3308 bushwker@telus.net

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BroWn dog outfitting Randy Haakonson 9422 - 96A Street Edmonton AB T6C3Z7 Ph: (780) 719-2176 info@browndogoutfitters.com BB

Bruno mArtel hunting Adventure inc. Bruno Martel 143 RT 105 Egan-Sud PQ J9E3A9 Ph: (819) 449-4878 brunthebear@yahoo.ca BB

Buck creek outfitters Cecil Andersen Site 427 Box 1 Comp 5 RR 1 Drayton Valley AB T7A2A1 Ph: (780) 202-1767 black_rhino_kennels@hotmail.com CO MD WD

Buck mountAin outfitters Merv Purschke 20 Canterbury Lane Sherwood Park AB T8H1E7 Ph: (780) 499-3670 buckmtn@shaw.ca MO WD

BuckBrush outfitters Rod Hunter Box 3034 Vermilion AB T9X2B1 Ph: (780) 853-6566 hunterr@telusplanet.net

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Bystrom, Jim Jim Bystrom Box 837 Caroline AB T0M0M0 Ph: (403) 722-2800 jkbystrom@gmail.com MD WD

cActus country outfitters Simon Schonhofer Box 33 Jenner AB T0J1W0 (403) 379-2272 WD

cAnAdA mAximAs Markco Plummer Box 2242 Whitecourt AB T7S1W2 Ph: (780) 625-8200 qk3consl@telus.net MD WD

cAnAdA outdoor Adventures Aaron Fredlund Box 1392 Tumbler Ridge BC V0C2W0 Ph: (403) 638-1368 aaron@fredlundguideservice.com BB EL MD MO WD

cAnAdiAn outdoor Adventures inc. Dean Yardley 25-26321 Twp Rd 512A Spruce Grove AB T7X1E1 Ph: (780) 731-6668 deanski@live.com

cAriBou river hunting co. Gerald Desjardins Box 929 Spirit River AB T0H3G0 Ph: (780) 864-3049 caribouriverhunt@abnorth.com BB

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cArrot creek outfitting Dwayne Huggins Box 569 Carrot Creek AB T0E0G0 Ph: (780) 723-1698 huggins_dwayne@yahoo.ca

clArke’s troPhy WhitetAils ltd. Ken Clarke Box 6 R.R. # 1 Mile 307 Fort Nelson BC V0C1R0 Ph: (250) 233-8495 ctwt@northwestel.net

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cArter outfitting ltd. Scott Carter Box 37 Darwell AB T0E0L0 Ph: (780) 892-2965 bigram8@hotmail.com

clAssic BoWhunts Jim Hole Jr. Box 124 Seba Beach AB T0E2B0 Ph: (780) 797-2222 jim@classic-outfitters.com

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cAssidy, curtis Curtis Cassidy R.R. # 1 Donalda AB T0B1H0 Ph: (281) 889-7856 Curtiscassidy2@vzw.blackberry.net

clegg, dArWin l. Darwin L. Clegg R.R. # 1 Crooked Creek AB T0H0Y0 Ph: (780) 957-3252 dclegg@telus.net

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centerfire outfitters ltd. Tanner Walgenbach Box 362 Lundbreck AB T0K1H0 Ph: (403) 741-5075 centerfireoutfitters@hotmail.com

corAl creek outfitters Scott Odgers RR 3 Site 3 Box 60 Rocky Mountain House AB T4T2A3 Ph: (403) 350-6493 odgers4@yahoo.ca

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cervo, rAlPh Ralph Cervo Box 65 Lundbreck AB T0K1H0 Ph: (403) 628-2444 racervo@telus.net

corey kristoff’s clAssic mountAin hunts Corey Kristoff Box 441 Cremona AB T0M0R0 Ph: (403) 844-9127 classicmountainhunts@hotmail.com

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chAttAWAy, scott Scott Chattaway R.R. # 1 Nanton AB T0L1R0 Ph: (403) 646-5754 scott_lee@xplornet.com

cougAr outfitters ltd. Jay Fuller 243130 R.R. # 43 Calgary AB T3Z3V2 Ph: (403) 249-0166 jfuller@platinum.ca

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chez outdoors ltd. Greg S. Semrau 31 Sweet Water Place Calgary AB T3Z3C6 Ph: (403) 243-9900 gregsemrau@hotmail.com

coutts crossing outfitters inc. Derek A. Young Box 5209 Edson AB T7E1T4 Ph: (780) 300-4868 youngda@telus.net

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BuckstoP guiding & outfitting inc. Stan Eden Ste 1803, 10135 Saskatchewan Drive Edmonton AB T6E4Y9 Ph: (780) 910-5508 stan@buckstopoutfitting.com

cAnAltA controls ltd. Steve Ecklund 27 Wildrose Dr Sylvan Lake AB T4S1G4 Ph: (403) 342-4494 secklund@canaltacontrols.com

BuffAlo lAke outfitters Brad Steinhoff Box 100 Donalda AB T0B1H0 Ph: (403) 883-2292 info@buffalolakeoutfitters.com

cArcAJou hunts inc. David Vos Box 100 Keg River AB T0H2G0 Ph: (780) 926-0717 dvosfarm@telusplanet.net

chinook country outfitters inc. Wayne Lamb 823 - 9 St. South Lethbridge AB T1J2L8 Ph: (403) 381-0535 wayne@benchmarkassessment.ca

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chungo creek outfitters ltd. Greg Kristoff Box 32 Nordegg AB T0M2H0 Ph: (403) 844-3368 krisfarm@telusplanet.net

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chinchAgA river hunts Robert Freelend Box 6696 Peace River AB T8S1S5 Ph: (780) 618-2446 rbf@chinchaga.ab.ca

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cutter smith outfitting Cutter Smith Box 6 Site 5 St. Lina AB T0A2Z0 Ph: (403) 740-2706 cutter_smith@hotmail.com WD

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dAle mckinnon AB guide & outfitter ltd. Dale McKinnon P.O. Box 600 Lac La Biche AB T0A2C0 Ph: (780) 623-3040 dalemck@telusplanet.net BB MD WD WF

dAllAire, shelly d. Shelly D. Dallaire PO Box 144 North Star AB T0H2T0 Ph: (780) 836-8373 shellydallaire@hotmail.ca MO

dAniel, dArren Darren Daniel Box 1184 Lloydminster AB T9V1G1 Ph: (780) 858-3115 danfamhunting@gmail.com

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delAney outfitting Dick Delaney 141 Orchard Avenue Simcoe ON N3Y3H5 Ph: (519) 426-3690 dick.delaney@primus.ca

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diAmond WilloW troPhy hunts William Machura See Box 501 p.9 Andrew AB T0B0C0 Ph: (780) 365-2020 info@diamondwillowhunts.com

douBle diAmond Wilderness hunts Jeremy Hatala Box 1377 Rimbey AB T0C2J0 Ph: (403) 843-4049 ddwild@xplornet.com

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dismAl creek outfitters Mitch Reimer 4016 Meier Ave Drayton Valley AB T7A1B3 Ph: (780) 542-2406 buck3@telus.net

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deer river outfitters Cole Patmore Box 676 Fort Vermilion AB T0H1N0 Ph: (780) 927-3797 deerriver_15@msn.com

dog ‘n duck outfitting Bob D. Clark 89 Courtenay Terrace Sherwood Park AB T8A5S6 Ph: (780) 913-1337 clarkrd@shaw.ca

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echo ridge guiding services Ron Bergem 13804 - 116 Avenue Edmonton AB T5M3E5 Ph: (780) 453-1648 bergem@telus.net MD WD

edith nAgy/PAt deuling-outfitting Edith Nagy Box 281 Didsbury AB T0M0W0 Ph: (403) 335-4220 huntedi@hunt-rockies.com BB EL MD TS WD

elk islAnd outfitter Bernd Licht 54149 Rge Rd 205 Ft Saskatchewan AB T8L3Z2 Ph: (780) 998-4976 berndl@telus.net

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douBle diAmond Wilderness trAils John Hatala R.R. # 3 Rimbey AB T0C2J0 Ph: (403) 843-3582 ddadvent@telusplanet.net

elk river outfitters Ernie Westling Site 2 Box 12 R.R. # 3 Ponoka AB T4J1R3 Ph: (403) 783-2018 ero1030@telus.net

dreAm cAtcher troPhy hunts Kenneth R. Arcand Box 3177 Morinville AB T8R1S2 Ph: (780) 939-7112

ells river BlAck BeAr outfitting Peter Wuenschel Box 139 Valhalla Centre AB T0H3M0 Ph: (780) 356-3935 pellsblack@ellsriverblackbearout fitting.com

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dJ outdoor Adventures inc. David Marko Box 5067 Westlock AB T7P2P4 Ph: (780) 974-7592 farm.boy22@hotmail.com

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douBle BArrel outfitting Tim Knelsen Box 423 LaCrete AB T0H2H0 Ph: (780) 926-6917 doublebarreloutfitting@live.com

diAmond t outfitters Byron Tofteland Box 128 Valhalla Centre AB T0H3M0 Ph: (780) 356-2361 byrontofteland@yahoo.com

deeP lAke Adventures inc. Ken Jardine Box 143 Calling Lake AB T0G0K0 (780) 519-1115 ken.jardine@gmail.com

deer creek lodge Hal Christiansen R.R. # 2 Bluffton AB T0C0M0 Ph: (403) 843-6920 deercreeklodge@hotmail.com

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douBle diAmond outfitters Gordon Burton Box 313 Okotoks AB T1S1A6 Ph: (403) 931-3166 gordon@albertahunt.com

dickson guiding ltd. Robert Dickson Box 34 Burdett AB T0K0J0 Ph: (403) 833-2135 al290_290@hotmail.com

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deeP Woods outfitting Marcel Turgeon Box 2369 Lac La Biche AB T0A2C0 Ph: (780) 623-7913 marvelfarms@mcsnet.ca

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dry creek goose cAmP ltd. Nelson Kitchen c/o 2301 Corona Ave Norco CA 92860 Ph: (780) 694-2278 rickruzz@gmail.com WF

dutchik, Jesse Jesse Dutchik Box 24 Sangudo AB T0E2A0 Ph: (780) 785-3539 jkdutchik@hotmail.com

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esAu, roBert Robert Esau Box 8 Flatbush AB T0GOZ0 Ph: (780) 681-2425 robertesau@md124.ca BB EL MD WD WF

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everhArt, leon Leon Everhart Box 208 Plamondon AB T0A2T0 Ph: (780) 798-2150 andrean759@aol.com

deer sPrings outfitting Phillip Kinch Box 192 Cremona AB T0M0R0 Ph: (403) 932-6600 deersprings1@xplornet.com

doll, neAl Neal Doll Box 1085 Manning AB T0H2M0 Ph: (780) 836-5036 nealdoll@hotmail.com

eAgle lAkes rAnch lodge llc Ryan A. Bernsen See 903 Eagle Rd. p.47 Othello WA 99344 (509) 488-4484 eaglelakes@cbnn.net

excell outfitters Al Schulz 9823 - 110 Street Westlock AB T7P1P5 Ph: (780) 349-3068

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eAgle river Wilderness Adventures ltd. Dave Werner Box 845 Whitecourt AB T7S1N8 Ph: (780) 778-3251

extreme xtreme Wilderness Adventures Randy Tellier Box 568 Coronation AB T0C1C0 Ph: (780) 221-4868 exwild@telusplanet.net

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donAld, hoWArd Howard Donald Box 720 Breton AB T0C0P0 Ph: (780) 696-2403

echo cAnyon outfitters ltd. Graham Perry Box 91 Hanley SK S0G2E0 (306) 544-2733 gaperry@telusplanet.net

eyehill creek outfitters John L.W. Graham Box 135 Marsden SK S0M1P0 Ph: (306) 826-5546 eyehill.creek.outfitters@sasktel.net

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deerlodge outfitting Eldon F. Hoff Box 21 Site 13 R.R. # 1 Strathmore AB T1P1J6 Ph: (403) 934-1669 deerlodgeoutfitting@gmail.com MD WD

degroot, AmAndA Amanda DeGroot P.O. Box 981 Cold Lake AB T9M1P2 Ph: (780) 594-5768 blanchettoa@live.ca WF

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don Ayers outfitters Don Ayers 3015 - 109 Ave. Edmonton AB T5W0G2 Ph: (780) 479-4433 dayers2@telus.net MD WD WF

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feist, Anthony rAndy Anthony Randy Feist General Delivery Whitecourt AB T7S1S1 Ph: (780) 706-2229 randyfeist@yahoo.ca BB

fisher, JAmes A. James A. Fisher Box 519 Rocky Mtn. House AB T4T1A4 Ph: (403) 845-6169 jlfisherguiding@xplornet.com BB MD WD

foWl WeAther outfitting ltd. Ed Houck See Box 1829 p.17 Brooks AB T1R1C6 Ph: (403) 362-4122 edhouck@canadianpheasant.com WF

frAser river outfitters ltd. John Sievers General Delivery P.O. Box 17 Lillooet BC V0K1V0 (250) 256-4195 borrego@telus.net WD WF

freedom ridge outfitting Matt Hofstra Site 7 Box 57 R.R. # 3 Barrhead AB T7N1N4 (780) 387-8718 gihoffa@gmail.com MD MO WD

freemAn river Adventures Lars Larsen Box 303 Ft. Assiniboine AB T0G1A0 (780) 333-5371 info@freemanriveradventures.ca

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ghostriver outfitters Dan Moore Box 2 Little Smoky AB T0H3Z0 Ph: (780) 524-2585 ghostriveroutfitters@gmail.com BB MD MO WD

greAt White holdings ltd. Lloyd McMahon 22 Wedgewood Cres. Edmonton AB T6M2N4 Ph: (780) 875-0488 info@greatwhiteholdings.com

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giesBrecht, John John Giesbrecht Box 496 La Crete AB T0H2H0 (780) 928-2962 bluehillscg@yahoo.ca

greAter cAnAdiAns ltd. Jordi Sullivan Box 33 Ranfurly AB T0B3T0 Ph: (780) 658-2203 jd-sullivan@hotmail.com

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gilmore outfitting ltd. Kevin Gilmore Box 668 Cochrane AB T4C1A8 (403) 473-5638 kwgilmore2010@hotmail.com

green islAnd outfitters ltd. Allen Trider Box 2059 Fairview AB T0H1L0 Ph: (780) 835-2443 atrider@telus.net

golden eAgle troPhy outfitters James Kenney Box 834 Pincher Creek AB T0K0C0 Ph: (403) 627-4578 jameskenney07@telus.net BB EL MD WD

goose mAster inc. Garry Checknita P.O. Box 6913 Peace River AB T8S1S7 Ph: (780) 332-1839 goose9@abnorth.com WF

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greenheAd Adventures Denis Gauvreau Box 1751 St. Paul AB T0A3A0 Ph: (780) 724-4609 greenhed@telusplanet.net

friesen, lyn r. Lyn R. Friesen Box 15 Torrington AB T0M2B0 Ph: (403) 559-7826

grAnd doWns outfitters Philip MacDonald 4986 Thibault Way Edmonton AB T6R0A5 Ph: (403) 793-3152 Philip@granddownsoutfitters.com

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full throttle guiding & outfitting ltd. Jeff Miller 4514 Imperial Road Olds AB T4H1M6 Ph: (403) 586-1616 jeff@fullthrottleoutfitting.com

grAnd slAm hunting Adventures ltd. Clayton Royer 53277 RR 221 Ardrossan AB T8E2M7 Ph: (780) 554-9818 grandslamhunting@shaw.ca

heAd hunters AlBertA Terry Scott 7 Cody Range Way NW Calgary AB T3R1C1 Ph: (403) 275-9777 huntwithterry@gmail.com MD WD

heBert guiding Doreen Hebert Box 234 Valleyview AB T0H3N0 Ph: (780) 524-2417 djhebert@telusplanet.net BB EL MD MO WD

high country vAcAtions Bazil Leonard Box 818 Grande Cache AB T0E0Y0 Ph: (780) 827-3246 info@willmorewilderness.com

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grizzly mountAin outfitters Eldon Skrynyk Box 85 Kinuso AB T0G1K0 Ph: (780) 805-2097 sheep.guide@hotmail.com

high ridge outfitters Greg Dussome Box 1140 Robb AB T0E1X0 Ph: (780) 794-3724 sherrid@telus.net

grizzly trAil guiding & outfitting Leo M. Schmaus See RR #2 p.48 Barrhead AB T7N1N3 Ph: (780) 674-5471

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goss, Bill Bill Goss Box 511 Black Diamond AB T0L0H0 (403) 312-6138 billgoss@telus.net

hAPPy hunters guiding & outfitting inc. Les Webb 6 Douglas Crt St. Albert AB T8N5Y7 (780) 908-7322 happyhunters@shaw.ca

homesteAd outfitters AlBertA Robert Heyde Box 97 Grouard Mission AB T0G1C0 Ph: (780) 751-2252 bjheyde@telusplanet.net

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groAt creek outfitters Trent Packham Box 1325 Whitecourt AB T7S1P2 Ph: (780) 779-4958 tppackmove@hotmail.com

hooey, hoWArd Howard Hooey RR# 2 Box 41 Site 4 Rocky Mountain House AB T4T2A2 Ph: (403) 846-7098 akhooey@hotmail.com

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grosso outfitting Gene Grosso R.R. # 4 Site 143 Box 15 Rocky Mountain House AB T4T2A4 (403) 845-6840 genegrosso@yahoo.com

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horn&hide troPhy hunts cossey outfitters Grant Cossey R.R. # 1 St. Michael AB T0B4B0 Ph: (780) 896-2222 gdcossey@hotmail.com

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gArrett Bros outfitting ltd. Lorne Garrett Box 85 Alsike AB T0C0C0 Ph: (780) 696-3461 garrettbrosoutfitting@hotmail.com

greAse creek outfitters Mark Tannas Box 146 Water Valley AB T0M2E0 Ph: (403) 637-2198 redrocksawmill@aol.com

guinn outfitters ltd. Rick Guinn Box 44 Kananaskis Village AB T0L2H0 Ph: (403) 591-7171 info@guinnoutfitters.com

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ghost mountAin outfitters Del Lange RR 2 Millet AB T0C1Z0 Ph: (780) 387-5388 dellange@xplornet.com

greAt PlAins outfitters ltd. Darryl Giesbrecht 15 Rossdale Crt SE Medicine Hat AB T1B1W6 Ph: (403) 528-4260 geezer292@hotmail.com

gyPsy lAke lodge Phil Jones Box 5508 Ft. McMurray AB T9H3G5 Ph: (780) 791-3049 gypsylake@msn.com

instinct troPhy hunting Todd Kirk R.R. # 1 Carvel AB T0E0H0 Ph: (780) 918-5878 toddinstinct@hotmail.com

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imPAct Adventures inc. Michael A. McKenzie 10034 - 84 Avenue Edmonton AB T6E2G5 Ph: (780) 974-7200

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integrity outfitters inc. Shawn Schick Box 81 Hilda AB T0J1R0 Ph: (403) 838-2383 mkschick@hotmail.com EL MD WD

interlAke sAfAris ltd. Jason F. Lambley Box 586 Fisher Branch MB R0C0Z0 Ph: (204) 372-8504 lambley@mts.net

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keAtes, dAle Dale Keates Box 137 Winfield AB T0C2X0 Ph: (780) 682-2199 kdkeates@telus.net

krAmPs, dAvid David Kramps RR #1 Crooked Creek AB T0H0Y0 Ph: (780) 957-2434 djk1@telus.net

lightning d outfitters Lyle Duperron Box 535 Fort Vermilion AB T0H1N0 Ph: (780) 927-4088 info@lightningdoutfitters.com

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keg country outfitters ltd. Leo L. Hurtubise Box 1072 St. Paul AB T0A3A0 Ph: (780) 614-0775 kegcountryoutfitters@xplornet.ca

krAzy horn outfitter ltd. Glenn Standish Box 1963 Whitecourt AB T7S1P6 (780) 778-6406 ccarch@telus.net

livin the dreAm Productions inc. John Rivet Box 899 Swan Hills AB T0G2C0 Ph: (780) 333-2812 jrivet@live.ca

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iron creek outfitters Lee Christiansen Box 27 Killam AB T0B2L0 Ph: (780) 384-2198 culanekillam@hotmail.com

kelley, kiPP P. Kipp P. Kelley Box 424 Evansburg AB T0E0T0 Ph: (780) 325-2392 gkoutfitting@xplornet.com BB EL MD MO TS WD

lArry’s riding stABles, guiding & outfit Larry Delorme Box 6131 Hinton AB T7V1X5 (780) 865-9223 larrysriding@yahoo.com

killAm WAterfoWl outfitters ltd. Danny Van Cleave Box 999 Viking AB T0B4N0 Ph: (780) 336-4090 dannyv1@telus.net

lAWson, roger Roger Lawson Box 17 R.R. #1 Westerose AB T0C2V0 Ph: (780) 682-3986 majesticelk@hotmail.com

lock n loAd outfitting ltd. Kevin Loades Box 1015 Viking AB T0B4N0 Ph: (780) 385-8246 locknloadoutfittingalberta@ hotmail.com

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king West outfitters Boyd King Box 57 Brownfield AB T0C0R0 Ph: (403) 578-3187 boydking@yahoo.ca

lAzy h outfitters ltd. Jason Nelson R.R. # 2 Site 1 Box 7 High River AB T1V1N2 Ph: (403) 395-3364 cmnj@telus.net

lone Pine outfitting inc. Jason Martyn Box 532 Sundre AB T0M1X0 Ph: (403) 638-5201 lpo@telus.net

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kirschner, mArtin Martin Kirschner Box 5506 Westlock AB T7P2P5 Ph: (780) 954-2420 dkirschner294@gmail.com

leeth, AdAm Adam Leeth 8537 Taliaferro Rd. Eagelville TN 37060 Ph: (615) 483-1601 adamleeth@comcast.net

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kJ guide’s & outfitters inc Karl Johansson 221 Grand Isle Point NW Edmonton AB T6M2P1 Ph: (780) 444-7087 kjguides@gmail.com

legend outfitting Mike White P.O. Box 174 Wanham AB T0H3P0 Ph: (403) 702-0075 legendoutfitting@hotmail.com

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kleskun vAlley WAterfoWlers R. Garry Vince Box 12, 3480 Phillips Road Creston BC V0B1G2 Ph: (250) 428-5556 sandravince@kootenaywireless.com WF

leisure guiding & outfitting ltd. Karen Ewanchuk Box 493 Onoway AB T0E1V0 Ph: (780) 967-3630 kewan5_@hotmail.com

lost guide outfitters Dwayne Reberger R.R. # 3 Rocky Mountain House AB T4T2A3 Ph: (403) 722-3183 info@lostguideoutfitters.com

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koenig, AlAn J. Alan J. Koenig Box 16 Site 3 R.R. # 1 Eckville AB T0M0X0 Ph: (403) 746-5221 4koenig@gmail.com

lenz, reBeccA Rebecca Lenz Box 731 Caroline AB T0M0M0 Ph: (403) 844-7603 info@savageencounters.com

lotsABucks outfitters Donald Litvak Box 497 Stettler AB T0C2L0 Ph: (403) 742-5911 dlitvak@telusplanet.net

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JAckPine outfitting John G. Huffman P.O. Box 683 Lac La Biche AB T0A2C0 Ph: (780) 623-8398 jackpineoutfitting@yahoo.ca MO WD

JAmes A smith outfitting James A. Smith RR # 1 Sundre AB T0M1X0 Ph: (403) 556-7987 jaso59@airenet.com

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JAnz, nick Nick Janz Box 5377 Bonnyville AB T9N2G5 Ph: (780) 635-4965 leterbuckoutfitting@hotmail.com WD

John sAnders outfitting inc. John Sanders Box 7195 Edson AB T7E1V4 Ph: (780) 723-2176 js956@telus.net MD WD

Johnson, PAul Paul Johnson 10701 Lexington Street Grande Prairie AB T8X0G4 (780) 532-3862 johnsonpaul44@gmail.com BB MO

kAinAi Wilderness exPeditions Joshua Many Chief P.O. Box 772 Standoff AB T0L1Y0 (403) 737-3006 kainaioutfitter@gmail.com WF

keAne creek outfitters Stephen Page 26048 - Twp Rd 503A Leduc County AB T9G0G9 Ph: (780) 986-3163 sjpage@netscape.ca BB MO 56 | apos | 2013

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lJ guiding o/A elite outfitters Larry Jolliffe P.O. Box 141 Smith AB T0G2B0 Ph: (780) 805-5201 ljguiding@hotmail.com WD

lorenz, troy Troy Lorenz 6129 Narindar Place Prince George BC V2K0A2 Ph: (250) 612-7349 t_lorenz@shaw.ca BB EL MD MO TS WD

lost creek outfitters John T. Franklin 28 Upland Dr. Brooks AB T1R0P8 Ph: (403) 793-3181 franklinexpeditionsafrica@gmail.com AN MD WD

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korth grouP ltd. Terry Korth Box 490, 103 Stockton Pt. Okotoks AB T1S1A7 Ph: (403) 938-3255

liege river outfitting ltd. Gordon Trelnuk Box 3045 Wainwright AB T9W1S9 Ph: (780) 842-2757 gtrelnuk@mcsnet.ca

m.r. ducks Jamie L. Mannerfeldt Box 1019, R.R. # 1 Sylvan Lake AB T4S1X6 Ph: (403) 728-3120

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mAckin outfitting ltd. Tyson Mackin Box 2516 Claresholm AB T0L0T0 (403) 625-0657 tyson@mackinoutfitting.com

mckenzies’ trAil West ltd. Ron McKenzie Box 67 Nordegg AB T0M2H0 Ph: (403) 721-2132 trailride@gmail.com

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mAerz, Ashley Ashley Maerz 88 Reinholdt Ave Red Deer AB T4P3N8 (403) 346-0126 amaerz@shaw.ca

mckinnon & co. outfitters inc. Chris McKinnon Box 89 Calling Lake AB T0G0K0 Ph: (780) 331-2440 chris@huntmco.com

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mAgnum outfitters Roy Thompson Box 7443 Peace River AB T8S1T1 Ph: (780) 624-8616 BB EL MD MO WD

mAJeAu’s elkAlo rAnch ltd. Blair Majeau R.R. # 1 Gunn AB T0E1A0 (780) 690-2284 bigwheeltrenching@hotmail.com mAJestic sAfAri’s Tyler J. Shyry 56122 Range Rd 151 Yellowhead County AB T7E3S1 Ph: (780) 693-3760 tyler@ihuntalberta.com BB EL MD MO WD

mArsh investments ltd. Todd Marsh Box 228 Fort Assiniboine AB T0G1A0 Ph: (780) 333-1597 ttmarsh@telus.net

mike’s outfitting ltd. Mike Ukrainetz P.O. Box 544 Spirit River AB T0H3G0 Ph: (780) 864-3770 info@mikesoutfitting.com

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milk river outfitters ltd. Duane Nelson Box 1154 Glenwood AB T0K2R0 Ph: (403) 626-3279 nelson.lad@gmail.com

mountAin sPirit outfitters Chris Franke Box 6676 Hinton AB T7V1X8 Ph: (780) 817-4349 chris@mountainspiritoutfitters.com

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mcleod, gArry Garry McLeod Box 2546 Cardston AB T0K0K0 Ph: (403) 894-1719 glm3006@hotmail.ca

miller, JAred Jared Miller Box 232 Wildwood AB T0E2M0 (780) 542-9009 triplediamondrodeo@hotmail.com

mountAins edge outfitting ltd. Kendall Johnson Box 1560 Grande Cache AB T0E0Y0 Ph: (780) 827-4602 kendallj@telus.net

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mcmAhon, Jon Jon McMahon 22 Wedgewood Crescent Edmonton AB T6M2N4 Ph: (780) 487-8825 info@greatwhiteholdings.com BB WD

mcmAhon, Peter Peter McMahon 52525 Rge Rd 215 Ardrossan AB T8E2J4 Ph: (780) 922-2266 horseguy@albertacom.com BB EL MD MO TS WD

mco/7314485 cAnAdA inc. Martin Gravel 1530 Provinciale Street Quebec PQ G1N4A2 Ph: (418) 682-3000 martin.gravel@gravelagency.com

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misty river outfitters ltd. Nicholas Kuelken P.O. Box 377 Fort Assiniboine AB T0G1A0 Ph: (780) 284-2775 mistyriveroutfitters@hotmail.ca

msk outfitting Morris Kolody Box 4914 Bonnyville AB T9N0H3 Ph: (780) 812-3456 mskolody@yahoo.ca

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mlP scouting service inc. Blake Shmyr 4715 - 42 Avenue Spirit River AB T0H3G0 Ph: (780) 864-0250 bshmyr19@hotmail.com

mustAng rAnch guides Herb Bean Box 184 Worsley AB T0H3W0 Ph: (780) 685-2503 BB MD MO WD WF

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mx rAnch Malcolm Main Box 669 Pincher Creek AB T0K1W0 Ph: (403) 627-1403 mxranch@platinum.ca

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moose lAke outfitters Rick Kamieniecki Box 152 Hines Creek AB T0H2A0 (780) 685-2213 moosetalker@hotmail.ca

mAssig’s migrAtors Doug Massig 117 East Chestermere Drive Chestermere AB T1X1A1 Ph: (403) 470-3474 doug@massigsmigrators.com

medicine river cougAr outfitters Noah Wiggans Box 920 Eckville AB T0M0X0 Ph: (403) 746-3009 medicineriveroutfitters@hotmail.com

moose country outfitting ltd. Alan Wardale See p.37 Box 68 Hotchkiss AB T0H2B0 Ph: (780) 836-3764 al@moosecountryoutfitting.com

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mAverick WAterfoWlers Mick Scott Box 946 Beaverlodge AB T0H0C0 Ph: (780) 356-2515 mickmaverick@coool.ca

mercier, JAmes James Mercier R.R. # 1 Gibbons AB T0A1N0 Ph: (780) 940-3235 bucks@telusplanet.net

td. moose creek outfitters ltd. Bryan Radke RR #1 Site 1 Box 2 Barrhead AB T7N1N2 Ph: (780) 674-5715 moosecreek@xplornet.com

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mountAin mAn Adventures Tom Sallows 9729 - 63 Avenue Grande Prairie AB T8W2J3 Ph: (780) 518-9122 mountainmanadv@hotmail.com

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mighty PeAce outfitting Derrel Johnson Box 65 Brownvale AB T0H0L0 Ph: (780) 597-2283 mpoc@telusplanet.net

mAWhegAn outfitter Laurent Vasseur Box 465 Fairview AB T0H1L0 Ph: (780) 834-7573 mawhegan@gmail.com

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mc outfitters Kerby McMann Box 1533 Cold Lake AB T9M1P4 (780) 594-9492 mc_ranch@hotmail.ca

mike’s outdoor Adventures Mike Bruneau P.O. Box 33 Jean Cote AB T0H2E0 Ph: (780) 618-0211 mike_bruneau@hotmail.com

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moose roW inc. Barry Baumbach Box 249 Niton Junction AB T0E1S0 Ph: (780) 723-0690 barry@mooserow.com EL MD MO WD

morton, kelly Kelly Morton P.O. Box 1058 Mayerthorpe AB T0E1N0 Ph: (780) 786-2727 kmorton1@xplornet.com

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nAult, hArley Harley Nault Box 369 Pierceland SK S0M2K0 Ph: (306) 839-4402 mronault@xplornet.com BB MD MO

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ne AB Wilderness outfitters inc. Arne Hermansen Box 361 Lac La Biche AB T0A2C0 Ph: (780) 623-4790 hermansent@hotmail.com BB MO

nelson, lAurel m. Laurel M. Nelson Box 101 Longview AB T0L1H0 Ph: (403) 558-2425 colennelson@hotmail.com CO EL MD MO WD

nicolAychuk, Jerry Jerry Nicolaychuk Box 124 Fort Vermilion AB T0H1N0 Ph: (780) 247-0041 BB www.apos.ab.ca |

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nomAd Adventures Dave Hansen PO Box 1731 Novato CA 94948 Ph: (415) 246-5979 daveh@huntnomad.com

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northern Points outfitting/ guiding ltd. Phil Goddard 5824 - 109 Street NW Edmonton AB T6H3A8 Ph: (780) 910-1596 nrpoints@telus.net

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north AlBertA outfitters Troy A. Foster Box 861 Slave Lake AB T0G2A0 Ph: (780) 369-3733 northab@telus.net

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north country outfitting inc. Ron McDonald Box 1618 Lac La Biche AB T0A2C0 Ph: (780) 623-1774 ronmae@telusplanet.net

northern Wilderness outfitters ltd. Marilyn Prosser Box 1864 Slave Lake AB T0G2A0 Ph: (780) 829-2264 wdprosser@gmail.com BB EL MD MO WD

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northWest AlBertA outfitters Daniel Maravei #309 - 11215 Jasper Avenue Edmonton AB T5K0L5 maravei@hotmail.com

north river outfitting ltd. Ron Nemetchek Box 238 Athabasca AB T9S2A3 Ph: (780) 675-1942 maria@ronnemetchek.com

old koot’s hunt’n cAmP Bob Simpson 12248 - 143 Avenue Edmonton AB T5X3R7 Ph: (780) 980-1110 oldkoots@oldkoots.com

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north shore outfitting Todd Thompson Box 145 Lac La Biche AB T0A2C0 Ph: (780) 623-0359 northshore@mcsnet.ca

ongAro outdoor outfitters inc. Claudio Ongaro 339 Hollick Kenyon Rd. Edmonton AB T5Y2T4 Ph: (800) 465-6227 claudio@ongaros.com

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north stAr outfitting ltd. Neil M. Johnson Box 501 Marwayne AB T0B2X0 Ph: (780) 847-2392 neil@northstaroutfitting.com

ongAro outdoors ltd Claudio Ongaro 339 Hollick Kenyon Rd. Edmonton AB T5Y2T4 Ph: (780) 451-1895 claudio@ongaros.com

north West outfitters Karl F.P. Doerr 2 - 952 Boulder Blvd Stony Plain AB T7Z0E6 Ph: (780) 968-8831 doermac@telus.net karl@doerrmachinecompany.com

oPen rAnge outfitting inc. Rylan King R.R. # 1 Foremost AB T0K0X0 (403) 666-2500 openrangeoutfitting@cciwireless.ca

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northern Adventure hunts Heather Chaney Box 224 Cecil Lake BC V0C1G0 Ph: (250) 262-7015 hchaney@northernalbertahunts.com MO

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osmond, roger Roger Osmond Box 7322 Peace River AB T8S1S8 Ph: (780) 618-9111 sunandthemoon@hotmail.com BB EL MD MO WD

outdoor PAstimes unlimited Beth Mahoney 60 Starkey Pl, Cardiff Echoes Morinville AB T8R1N3 Ph: (780) 524-3250 pastimes@shaw.ca

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Peter WhitloW outfitting ltd. Peter Whitlow Box 6508 Hinton AB T7V1X7 Ph: (780) 865-1588 wwhitlow@moradnet.ca BB EL MD TS WD

P.v.o. ltd. Rudy Sunkel Box 1644 High Level AB T0H1Z0 Ph: (780) 926-5524 pvo1997@yahoo.ca

PhAntom outfitting Kevin Rolfe 8126 Rowland Rd. Edmonton AB T6A3W8 (780) 466-8859 kevin@siteguard.ca

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PAcksAddle Adventures Larry Chapman Box 6942 Edson AB T7E1V3 Ph: (780) 712-4200 packsaddleadventures@gmail.com

Phil’s outdoor Adventures Phil Cahoon 164 Ridgehaven Cres Sherwood Park AB T8A6J2 Ph: (780) 467-3364 Phil@deansoutdoor.com;dean@rivercityatm.ca

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PAnther river Adventures inc. Terry Safron Box 415 Eckville AB T0M0X0 Ph: (403) 637-2920 panrivad@telusplanet.net MD WD

PArker, Bruce fred Bruce Fred Parker Box 181 Worsley AB T0H3Y0 Ph: (780) 685-2371 parkerhunts2@gmail.com BB MD

PAtry, rick Rick Patry 316 - 22 St Cold Lake AB T9M1E9 Ph: (780) 639-3652 rlpatry@telusplanet.net

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Pine creek outfitters inc. Joel Young P.O. Box 414 Bon Accord AB T0A0K0 (780) 921-3464 pinecreekoutfitters@hotmail.com BB

Pk outfitters Padgett Bradford R.R. # 2 Gwynne AB T0C1L0 (780) 361-4660 info@pkoutfitters.net BB MD MO WD

PlihAl’s frAnk lAke guiding & outfitting Eugene Plihal Box 71 Donnelly AB T0H1G0 Ph: (780) 925-3894 Plihal@telusplanet.net

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PeAce country outfitting Ralph Cowie Box 507 Manning AB T0H2M0 Ph: (780) 836-3239 brcowie@telus.net

Pokolodi outfitting Robert Lindsay Box 299 St. Albert AB T8N1N3 Ph: (800) 660-8004 Blindsay@iglide.net

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PeAce river outfitters ltd. Herb Simpson Box 60 North Star AB T0H2T0 Ph: (780) 836-2146

PoPlAr ridge outfitters inc. Brandee Landmark Box 1307 Provost AB T0B3S0 Ph: (780) 753-3921 abclandmark@yahoo.com

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northern edge outfitting ltd. Colin Paly Box 504 Thorhild AB T0A3J0 Ph: (780) 398-2053 Colin@Northernedgeoutfitting.com

overAll outfitting/Big BeAr country out. Steve Overguard RR # 1 Sundre AB T0M1X0 Ph: (403) 638-2735 overall@telusplanet.net

PercivAl troPhy hunts Douglas Percival P.O. Box 279 Glendon AB T0A1P0 Ph: (780) 635-2391 perc.dj@gmail.com

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Penno, helmut Helmut Penno 698 Lee Ridge Road Edmonton AB T6K0P2 Ph: (780) 462-7895 liesepenno@hotmail.com

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P.n.d. frederick holdings ltd. Pat Frederick 6007 - 104 Street NW Edmonton AB T6H2K6 Ph: (780) 469-0579 pat.frederick@shaw.ca

northern AlBertA outfitters Ben Cockell Box 309 Fort Assiniboine AB T0G1A0 (780) 305-4588 bcockell80@hotmail.com BB EL MD MO WD

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PorcuPine creek outfitters ltd. Brent Sinclair Box 2442 Pincher Creek AB T0K1W0 Ph: (403) 627-2540 trophyhuntamerica@gmail.com BB CO EL WD

Primitive outfitting ltd. Jeff Lander 131 Highlands Way Sherwood Park AB T8A5M6 Ph: (780) 340-7725 primitivebowhunts@gmail.com MD WF


QuickloAd Adventures & outfitting ltd. Steve Parkinson P.O. Box 12466 Lloydminster AB T9V3C6 Ph: (780) 670-5444 quickloadwaterfowloutfitters@ gmail.com WF

rAging Bull outfitter ltd. Lawrence Auger 2 Dogwood Avenue High Level AB T0H1Z0 Ph: (780) 926-4006 wendysteinke_10@yahoo.com MO

rAm heAd outfitters ltd. Stan Simpson Box 89 Warburg AB T0C2T0 Ph: (780) 848-7578 ramheadoutfitters@hotmail.com WD

rAnchlAnd outfitters inc. Rob Reynolds Box 926 Elk Point AB T0A1A0 Ph: (877) 924-8440 ranchlandoutfitters@gmail.com MD MO WD WF

rAttlesnAke outdoor consulting Ted Cherepak General Delivery Buffalo AB T0J0K0 Ph: (403) 379-2264 EL MD WD

red rock outfitters Jon Haensel Box 42 Cochrane AB T4C1A4 (403) 863-5319 Bighornbuilders1@hotmail.com red WilloW outfitters ltd. Todd Loewen Box 34 Valleyview AB T0H3N0 Ph: (800) 272-8207 tloewen@telusplanet.net BB EL MD MO WD WF

redfrog outfitters James T. Renaud Box 1750 Provost AB T0B3G0 (403) 552-2345 redfrog@xplornet.com reds outfitting Justin Redlick Box 556 Qu’appelle SK S0G4A0 Ph: (780) 219-4868 n.redlick@gmail.com MD BB

reynolds, roB Rob Reynolds Box 926 Elk Point AB T0A1A0 Ph: (877) 924-8440 ranchlandoutfitters@gmail.com WF

s. mcleAn contrActing inc. Sean McLean Box 6537 Edson AB T7E1T9 Ph: (780) 712-7583 mclean@moradnet.ca BB MO

ridge country outfitters Darren Mazutinec Box 245 Stirling AB T0K2E0 Ph: (403) 756-3355 dmazutinec@gmail.com

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ringneck river ltd. Ryan Gillespie Box 8 Finnegan AB T0J1L0 Ph: (403) 363-9700 boss.rooster@yahoo.ca

sAvAge encounters (2004) inc. Chad Lenz Box 731 Caroline AB T0M0M0 Ph: (403) 844-7603 info@savageencounters.com

river’s edge outfitting Kiley Whelen Box 29 Site 7 St. Lina AB T0A2Z0 Ph: (780) 635-4963 tidylube@telus.net

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scAlP creek outfitters Rob Erickson R.R. # 2 Box 15 Site 2 Sundre AB T0M1X0 Ph: (403) 638-4105 scalpcreek@hotmail.com

rJ outfitters Ryan Fisher Box 47 Bloomsbury AB T0G0G0 Ph: (780) 674-8642 rjafisher@hotmail.com

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rocky mountAin outfitters Allan Johnson P.O. Box 1256 Bragg Creek AB T0L0K0 Ph: (403) 242-9945 rockymountainoutfitters@hotmail.com rocky trAils outfitting ltd. William Pedersen Site 8, Box 13, RR 1 Cochrane AB T4C1A1 Ph: (403) 932-6352 will.pedersen@cowboyexploration.com

schlecker, mArk t. Mark T. Schlecker R.R. # 1 Stony Plain AB T7Z1X1 Ph: (780) 963-0972 mark@canadasurfs.ca MD MO WD WF

schulte, terry Terry Schulte Box 888 Onoway AB T0E1V0 Ph: (780) 967-5404

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rugged outfitting inc. R. Todd Bunnage Box 1542 Cardston AB T0K0K0 Ph: (403) 653-1565 info@ruggedoutfitting.com

schulz, Werner Werner Schulz Site 10, Box 8, RR 1 Westlock AB T7P2N9 Ph: (780) 349-1323 wschulz@mcsnet.ca

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sherWood guides And outfitters inc. Peter McMahon 52525 Rge Rd 215 Ardrossan AB T8E2J4 Ph: (780) 922-2266 horseguy@albertacom.com

sAnd river outfitting Randy Vezeau Box 15 Site 7 St. Lina AB T0A2Z0 Ph: (780) 726-3651

river vAlley outfitting ltd. Michael Kabanuk 112 Bow Meadows Drive Cochrane AB T4C1N3 Ph: (403) 851-0301 mkabanuk@telus.net

shAdoW creek outfitters Henry Giles 10316 - 108 Avenue Westlock AB T7P1J3 Ph: (780) 348-5506 henry@albertahunts.net BB MD WD

sAge vAlley outdoors ltd. Jason Watts 89 Taralake Street NE Calgary AB T3J0E9 (403) 921-8546 svoutfitting@gmail.com

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ryk visscher’s hunting Adventures ltd. Ryk Visscher 1166 - 68 Street Edmonton AB T6K3K4 Ph: (780) 462-6611 ryk@ryk.ca

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sAddle mountAin outfitters ltd. P. Neil Beeman General Delivery James River Bridge AB T0M1C0 Ph: (403) 722-2968 nbeeman@telusplanet.net

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reil, Brent Brent Reil R. R. #3 Tofield AB T0B4J0 Ph: (780) 490-9430 brentreil23@hotmail.com

selk’s AlBertA Bighorn’s Skip ‘Edgar” Selk Box 84 Paradise Hill SK S0M2G0 Ph: (306) 344-4828 albertabighorns@littleloon.ca

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sherWood outfitters inc. Tyler McMahon 52525 Rge Rd 215 Ardrossan AB T8E2J4 Ph: (780) 657-1069 landryjo@telus.net BB WD WF

silver fox outfitters ltd. See Eric H. A. Rauhanen p.49 53406 Rge Rd 183 Yellowhead County AB T7E3T3 Ph: (780) 723-3598 hunting@telusplanet.net BB EL MD MO WD

silver sAge outfitters William R. Franklin Box 533 Duchess AB T0J0Z0 Ph: (403) 362-4842 info@silversageoutfitters.com AN MD WD

silver WilloW outfitting Wyatt Graumann Box 771 Hanna AB T0J1P0 Ph: (403) 854-3763 whyitsu@hotmail.com MD WD

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silvertiP outfitters Eric Grinnell 488 Canterbury Dr. SW Calgary AB T2W1J3 Ph: (403) 256-5018 silvertiphuntfish@shaw.ca

scott, BriAn Brian Scott R.R. # 3 Rocky Mountain House AB T4T2A3 Ph: (403) 845-5209 brian.scott@live.ca

simPson stone sheeP ltd. Frank Simpson Box 1901 Claresholm AB T0L0T0 Ph: (403) 625-2150 simpsonrams@gmail.com

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skyline outfitters ltd. William A. Moynihan Box 2065 Claresholm AB T0L0T0 Ph: (403) 625-2398 skylineoutfitters@hotmail.com

sundoWn outfitting Frank Wesley 118 Riverwood Manor W Lethbridge AB T1K7X4 Ph: (403) 394-4228 kingelk@shaw.ca

tAPAWingo lodge inc. Steve Overguard R.R. # 1 Sundre AB T0M1X0 Ph: (403) 638-2735 overall@telusplanet.net

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smoky river outfitting Greg Sutley Box 521 Debolt AB T0H1B0 Ph: (780) 957-3100 greg@smokyriveroutfitting.com

sWAnsPoint outfitters Matthew Swan Site 14 Box 28 R.R. # 2 Barrhead AB T7N1N3 (780) 206-2406 swanspoint1@yahoo.com

three rivers Adventures Corey B. Jarvis Box 247 Raymond AB T0K2S0 Ph: (403) 752-4008 hunt@3riversadventures.com

troPhy Buck outfitters Brian Kuny 11 William Bell Drive Leduc AB T9E6M2 Ph: (780) 446-3824 bkuny@shaw.ca

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south 40 outfitters Mike Larson Box 9 Site 13 R.R. # 1 Innisfail AB T4G1T6 Ph: (403) 728-3823 s40@pentnet.net

tAgged-out hunting enterPrises Curtis Whelen Box 1531, 4441 - 50 Ave St. Paul AB T0A3A0 Ph: (780) 646-6336 cwhelenconsulting@hotmail.com

troPhy cAnAdiAn outfitters Devin Aherne 45 Dalkeith Dr Unit # 3 Brantford ON N3P1M1 Ph: (905) 572-0262 dev_a96@hotmail.com

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timBer ridge outdoor Adventures Ray Lawrence Box 6811 Edson AB T7E1V2 Ph: (780) 723-2548 raylawr@telus.net

south PAW outfitters ltd. Kelly Semple P.O. Box 505 Sangudo AB T0E2A0 Ph: (780) 785-3404 ksemple@huntingfortomorrow.com; r.semple@hotmail.com

tAigA outdoor ventures inc. David Bzawy Box 786 Smoky Lake AB T0A3C0 Ph: (780) 365-3730 david@ihuntalberta.com

timBerlAnd of AlBertA Robert Kiteley Box 969 Boyle AB T0A0M0 Ph: (780) 675-2256 kitr@live.ca

troPhy hunters AlBertA inc. Tyler Brill 8959 Bay Ridge Dr. SW Calgary AB T2V3N1 Ph: (403) 541-1004 hunters@trophyhunters.ca

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south PeAce outfitters Don Lind Box 458 High Prairie AB T0G1E0 Ph: (780) 536-5554 info@southpeacehunts.com

tAilfeAthers northern PlAins WhitetAils Robert Tailfeathers Box 569 Standoff AB T0L1Y0 Ph: (250) 426-6249 knowicki@telusplanet.net

timBerline guiding Paul Pierunek P.O. Box 1586 Sundre AB T0M1X0 Ph: (403) 638-5395 sppierunek@telus.net

troPhy Quest outfitters inc. Jim Rae #11 Lloyd Place St. Albert AB T8N2H4 Ph: (780) 974-0258 jim@trophyquest.org

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south rAm outfitters Lorne Hindbo Box 162 Caroline AB T0M0M0 Ph: (403) 722-2539 southram@gmail.com

tAkem outfitters Clayton Charlton PO Box 1165 Cold Lake AB T9M1P3 Ph: (780) 207-0688 take-emoutfitters@live.ca

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stAlkem rockem outfitters Brent Butterfield R.R. # 1 Donalda AB T0B1H0 Ph: (403) 883-2803 brent@stalkemrockem.com

tAll grAss outfitting Tim Stephenson P.O. Box 1966 Lillooet BC V0K1V0 Ph: (250) 256-0495 tallgrassoutfitting@hotmail.com

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strAight ArroW outfitters John Fletcher Box 106 Tees AB T0C2N0 Ph: (403) 350-4558 straightarrowoutfitters@hotmail.com

tAll timBers outfitting David G. Sharp Box 7338 Bonnyville AB T9N2H7 Ph: (780) 826-3052

trAcks n trAils outfitting co. Byron Stewart Box 31 Cynthia AB T0E0K0 Ph: (780) 621-8520 info@tntoutfitting.com

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tAmArAck hunting Adventures John Machura Box 128 Vilna AB T0A3L0 Ph: (780) 636-3768 jhmac@mcsnet.ca MD MO WD

triPle croWn guiding & outfitting Udo Weigel #9, 54023 R.R. 280 Spruce Grove AB T7X3V5 Ph: (780) 963-0142 tripcrow@hotmail.com

stricker outfitting ltd. Charlie Stricker Site 9 R.R. # 5 Comp 21 Oliver BC V0H1T0 Ph: (250) 498-4404 topguide@eastlink.ca

tAmArAck vistA outfitting Dennis Hindbo Box 516 Caroline AB T0M0M0 Ph: (403) 722-3641 raven-1@pentnet.net

triPle s outfitters Stuart Sinclair-Smith Box 4 Site 17 RR# 8 Calgary AB T2J2T9 Ph: (403) 938-7766

tWin rivers industries inc. Blair Inscho Box 792 Whitecourt AB T7S1N8 Ph: (780) 779-1296 blair@twinriveroutfitting.com

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strAy Worx incorPorAted Stuart Ray 62 Glenpatrick Crescent Cochrane AB T4C1G3 Ph: (403) 700-7090 stuartlray@gmail.com

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timBerline outfitters Matthew Nelson P.O. Box 104 Mountain View AB T0K1N0 Ph: (403) 653-2428 timberlinematt@gmail.com BB EL MD WD

toP notch Adventures Frank Martens Box 174 LaCrete AB T0H2H0 Ph: (780) 928-2815 topadv@telus.net BB MO

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troPhy Book outfitters Dan Hungle 4608 - 56 Avenue Stony Plain AB T7Z1E2 Ph: (780) 963-5133 danhungle@trophybookoutfitters.com

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troPhy stAlkers inc. Ross Kinch RR # 1 Site 1 Box 58 Cochrane AB T4C1A1 Ph: (403) 932-6013 info@trophystalkers.com BB MD MO WD WF

true north outfitters ltd. Jeff Downing 49 Everridge Court SW Calgary AB T2Y4T1 Ph: (403) 815-6634 chris@truenorthoutfitters.net jeff@truenorthoutfitters.net BB MO

tru-tone custom cAlls outfitting Tim Hankins 107 Wildhorse Rd Farmington MO 63640 Ph: (731) 676-4246 thankins44@yahoo.com WF

trynchy, curtis Curtis Trynchy Box 183 Mayerthorpe AB T1E1N0 (780) 204-0433 rafter_t@xplornet.com


tWo river insPection ltd. Larry Jensen P.O. Box 124 Bassano AB T0J0B0 Ph: (403) 793-4340 tworiverltd@gmail.com

WAyne zAft hunting Adventures ltd. Wayne Zaft Box 1355 Athabasca AB T9S2B2 (780) 913-3829

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udell’s guiding And outfitting Kelly Udell See p.29 #3344 - 11215 Jasper Ave. Edmonton AB T5K0L5 Ph: (780) 722-0243 info@udellshunting.com

Wenzel, Werner Werner Wenzel 6730 Lachine Court SW Calgary AB T3E6E6 Ph: (403) 519-0909 wwenzel@shaw.ca

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ultimAte outdoors Len Gransch 10108 86 Ave Edmonton AB T6E2M1 Ph: (780) 439-5580 lgransch@telusplanet.net BB

uPPer edge outfitters Rick Borysiuk R.R. #2 Vermilion AB T9X1Y7 Ph: (780) 853-2250 MD WD

utri, gordon Gordon Utri Box 631 Evansburg AB T0E0T0 Ph: (780) 727-3782 gordonutri@hotmail.com EL MD WD

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West Winds WAterfoWling ltd. Terry Byrne 4124 Doverbrook Rd SE Calgary AB T2B1X5 (403) 569-9082 tbyrne@shaw.ca WF

Western guiding services David Molloy Box 191 Empress AB T0J1E0 Ph: (403) 565-3775 d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

Widenorth outfitters Randy Endersby 635 Parkland Drive Brooks AB T1R0M4 Ph: (403) 501-1366 Randy.Endersby@Widenorthout fitters.com

venture north outfitting Kevin Wilson 20503 - 2nd Avenue SW Edmonton AB T6M2S3 Ph: (780) 489-0844 kevin@venturenorthoutfitting.com

Wild AlBertA high country outfitters inc Ken Steinbru 9033 - 128A Avenue Grande Prairie AB T8X1R6 Ph: (780) 882-6664 ken@wildalbertahunts.com

WAsel, shAWn Shawn Wasel Box 34 Valleyview AB T0H3N0 Ph: (780) 524-4574 swasel@mcsnet.ca BB EL MO WD WF

Wild horse outfitters Glen Willsie Box 706 Caroline AB T0M0M0 Ph: (403) 638-2346 campwhitetail@davincibb.net

Winefred lAke outfitters ltd Paul Padlesky Box 2255 Lac La Biche AB T0A2C0 Ph: (780) 404-3213 aulsher@hotmail.com

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Wild kAkWA outfitters ltd. Richard M. Houweling Box 13 Site 3 RR # 3 Grande Prairie AB T8V5N3 Ph: (780) 513-1338 rhouweli@telusplanet.net

WingmAster outfitting ltd. Chad Wiebe Box 617 La Crete AB T0H2H0 Ph: (780) 841-1419 wingmaster12@hotmail.com

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Wild north Adventures ltd. David Warner 75 Newport Cres St. Albert AB T8N6Y7 Ph: (780) 628-2297 wna@shaw.ca Wild rose oPerAting ltd. Lloyd Clark Box 29 Alder Flats AB T0C0A0 Ph: (780) 542-0823 pinkmountainoutfitters@xplornet.com

vAncouver islAnd guide outfitters inc. Darren DeLuca P.O. Box 1062 Port Alberni BC V9Y7L9 (250) 724-1533 dfdeluca@shaw.ca

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WhisPering hill troPhy hunters inc. Jay Stewart 9616 - 67A Street Edmonton AB T6B1S2 Ph: (780) 469-0384 whisp@shaw.ca BB MD MO WF

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Wild Bill’s outdoor Adventures Bill Lungle R.R. # 2 Site 16 Box 23 Sexsmith AB T0H3C0 Ph: (780) 568-4931 wildbills@wildbillsalbertahunts.com

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Wild country outfitting ltd. Blaine Trigg Box 1754 Whitecourt AB T7S1P5 Ph: (780) 778-6618 MD WD

WilloW creek outfitters utfitters See Andre Van Hilten p.12 P.O. Box 913 Nanton AB T0L1R0 Ph: (403) 549-0111 info@willowcreekoutfitters.com

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Whitemud Wilderness Dave Brochu Box 7497 Peace River AB T8S1T1 Ph: (780) 624-5585 dbrochu@whitemudwilderness.com

W & l guide service Wally Mack Box 471 Glendon AB T0A1P0 Ph: (780) 635-2230

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vAn mAArion, Jesse Jesse Van Maarion Box 64 Medicine Hat AB T1A7E5 (623) 208-9585 jvanmaarion@hotmail.com

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Wild goose guiding ltd. Michael Golka Box 234 Ardrossan AB T8E2A1 Ph: (780) 628-5486 mgolka@telusplanet.net

Wild trAck outfitters Andy Gerbrandt Box 1475 La Crete AB T0H2H0 Ph: (780) 247-347 wildtrackandy@hotmail.ca

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Wise oWl outfitting Timothy Smith Box 426 Consort AB T0C1B0 (403) 575-2909 qcjsmith@hotmail.com WD

WizArd lAke outfitting inc. nc. Gunther Tondeleir See p.45 RR 5, Site 502, Box 42 Stony Plain AB T7Z1X5 Ph: (780) 984-4868 hunt@wizardlakeoutfitting.com BB MO WD

Wolf creek enterPrises inc. Robert Irvine 54 Sunnyside Place Airdrie AB T4B1S4 Ph: (403) 948-7718 wolf-creek.outfitters@shaw.ca

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Wild West hunting Adventures Kevin West Box 123 Cadogan AB T0B0T0 Ph: (780) 753-6289 wk.west@hotmail.com

Wolf vAlley outfitters Jason Lee 944 Coventry Dr. NE Calgary AB T3K4J6 Ph: (403) 333-6785 grizzlee1999@gmail.com

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Wilderness tnt guiding & outfitting Duane Parkin Box 5379 Drayton Valley AB T7A1R5 Ph: (780) 898-4684 rattler4@telus.net

Wolverine river guiding & outfitting Neal Doll Box 1085 Manning AB T0H2M0 (780) 836-5036 nealdoll@hotmail.com

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Wildlife West Adventures inc. Don Jensen Box 1373 Cardston AB T0K0K0 Ph: (403) 653-1737 wildlife@telusplanet.net

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Wood BuffAlo Wilderness tours ltd. Mike Guertin 176 Trinity Blvd Lac La Biche AB T0A2C1 (780) 623-8340 wbwtours@gmail.com

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WildtrAck outfitters Sean Peppard 13 Greenfield Bay Ft Saskatchewan AB T8L0E3 Ph: (780) 247-3470 hunt@wildtrackoutfitters.com

xcAliBrr hunts Merlin Baumann Box 1984 Grimshaw AB T0H1W0 Ph: (780) 618-5419 mandm@wispernet.ca

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xtreme Atv Adventures inc. Kurt Raubach 7912 - 71 Avenue NW Calgary AB T3B4J3 Ph: (403) 247-6681 info@xtremeatvadventures.com

344939 AlBertA ltd. Rod Hansen 358 Marina Bay Place Sylvan Lake AB T4S1E9 Ph: (780) 799-6749 rhansenis@shaw.ca

1133633 AlBertA ltd. Marcus Messier Box 116 Wilcox SK S0G5E0 (306) 732-4443 jobymessier@gmail.com

476449 AlBertA ltd. Ed Regnier Box 7622 Edson AB T7E1V7 Ph: (780) 712-0447

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1655507 AlBertA ltd. Bryan Martin 970 Greystone Crescent Kamloops BC V1S1K7 (250) 317-5525 bryankmartin@gmail.com MD TS WD

1698927 AlBertA ltd. Ronald D. Kamieniecki Box 24 North Star AB T0H2T0 (780) 836-2677 candrkam@gmail.com BB MD MO WD

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653269 AlBertA ltd.-eAstsloPe Adventures Cam Jensen Box 680 Magrath AB T0K1J0 Ph: (403) 758-3632 cam@eastslopeadventures.com WF

721817 AlBertA ltd. Jody Kulak Box 543 Onoway AB T0E1V0 Ph: (780) 967-5498 pisces1962dmk@yahoo.com BB MO WF

846848 AB ltd, Blue sky outfitters Kevin McNeil Box 427 McLennan AB T0H2L0 Ph: (780) 324-2080 info@blueskyoutfitting.com kept@serbernet.com MO WF

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909770 AB ltd/Big horn hunting Adventure Ken R. Nowicki 4408 Mayook Station Road Cranbrook BC V1C7B2 Ph: (250) 426-6249 knowicki@telusplanet.net AN MO WF

925879 AlBertA ltd. Johnathan McMahon 22 Wedgewood Cres Edmonton AB T6M2N4 Ph: (780) 875-0488 info@greatwhiteholdings.com AN BB EL MD MO WD WF

925906 AlBertA ltd. Johnathan McMahon 22 Wedgewood Cres Edmonton AB T6M2N4 Ph: (780) 875-0488 info@greatwhiteholdings.com MD WD WF

958696 AlBertA ltd. James Steward P.O. Box 61094 Edmonton AB T5E6J6 Ph: (780) 471-5424 stewardjg@yahoo.ca BB MD MO WD

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