Game Bird Seasons & Bag Limits

Where a dash (-) is used between WMUs in the following table, the dash is to be interpreted as including all WMUs that have numbers falling between the two WMU listed. 

Species
Daily Limit
Possession Limit
WMUs
Season Date
Requirements
Snow or Ross’s Geese
50 combined
No Limit
200-208, 216-260, 316-544, 841, 936
S1 - D16 / M15 - Ju15
(a) of which not more than five may be white-fronted geese.

(b) of which not more than fifteen may be white-fronted geese.

(c) of which not more than two ducks may be goldeneye for non-resident aliens.

(d) of which not more than six ducks may be goldeneye for non-resident aliens.

(e) may harvest with a special licence only.

Month Abbreviations
A – August
S – September
O – October
N – November
D – December
J – January
F – February
M – March
Ap – April
Ma – May
Ju – June

 

102-166, 210-214, 300-314
S1 - D21 / M15 - Ju15
Canada or White-fronted Geese
8 (a)
combined
24 (b)
combined
200-208, 216-260, 316-544, 841, 936
S1 - D16
102-166, 210-214, 300-314
S8 - D21
Ducks, Coots and Snipe
8 (c)
each
24 (d)
each
200-208, 216-260, 316-544, 841, 936
S1 - D16
102-166, 210-214, 300-314
S8 - D21
Sandhill Crane
5
15
200-208, 220, 222, 226-244, 248-260, 500
S1 - D16
102-106, 112-166, 210
S8 - D21
Male Pheasant
2
6
200-260, 314-402, 412-544
S1 - J15
102-166, 300-312
O15 - N30
404-410, 841, 936
S8 - J15
Ruffed Grouse
5
15
102-402, 412-544
S1 - J15
404-410, 841, 936
S8 - J15
728, 730 (Camp Wainwright)
S5 - S7
Spruce Grouse
5
15
102-402, 412-544
S1 - J15
404-410, 841, 936
S8 - J15
Sharp-tailed Grouse
5
15
102-246, 252-256, 300-314, 334, 400-402, 518-520, 524, 525, 528-542, 936
O1 - O31
728, 730 (Camp Wainwright)
S5 - S7
Ptarmigan
5
15
300-402, 412-544
S1 - J15
404-410
S8 - J15
Blue Grouse
5
15
300-402, 412-446
S1 - J15
404-410
S8 - J15
Gray Partridge
5
15
102-402, 412-544
S1 - J15
936
S8 - J15
Merriam’s Turkey
1 (e)
1 (e)
300-308, 400, 402
■ Ma1 - Ma31, 2021

ATTENTION WMU 936 HUNTERS: All hunters for WMU 936 must complete a safety orientation and require a firearms discharge permit. Safety orientation and firearms discharge permits may obtained online through the Alberta Parks web site. Please contact the Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Grazing, Wildlife and Recreation Area office, (780-922-3293) in order to receive information regarding orientation dates and requirements for obtaining your discharge permit.

ATTENTION WMU 728 & 730 (Camp Wainwright) HUNTERS: WARNING: Hazards in the form of unexploded military munitions may exist throughout Camp Wainwright. Hunters are advised not to touch any foreign objects. Camp Wainwright officials have advised that all hunters using shotguns to hunt game birds at Camp Wainwright must use non-toxic shot. Lead shot is not allowed.

ATTENTION PHEASANT HUNTERS: A map and description of all pheasant release sites, including time restrictions can be found on the Alberta Conservation Association website at www.ab-conservation.com/programs/wildlife/provincial-pheasant-release-program/ or by calling 1-877-969-9091.

ATTENTION LATE SEASON BIRD HUNTERS: Later season dates for bird game may overlap with active trapping in some areas. Please take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of hunting dogs.