Boreal WMUs 500 Series (& 841)

Big Game Seasons

Archery Only Season are those where only a bow and arrow may be used to hunt.

General Seasons are those where either a firearm, cross-bow or a bow and arrow may be used.

■ Indicates seasons that apply only to hunters with applicable Special Licences. Refer to the 2020 Alberta Hunting Draws booklet for details.

Bison - In the area west of highway 35 and north of the Chinchaga River and the Keg River Métis Settlement, bison is a protected species. No one is allowed to hunt bison in this area, except under the authority of a Bison Special Licence.  

Note: It is a mandatory requirement to submit the heads of deer harvested from specific WMUs for CWD testing and research purposes. Click here for details.

Species
Type
SEASON
WMUs
Archery Only
General
White-tailed Deer1
Antlered and Antlerless
S1 - O31
N1 - N30
500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510
A25 - A31
S1 - N30
511, 512, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 524, 525, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 534, 536, 539, 540, 541, 542, 544
A25 - S16
S17 - N30
521, 522, 523, 526, 527, 535, 537
Antlered
 
S17 - N30
841
Antlerless
 
N1 - N30
841
Mule Deer
Antlered and Antlerless
S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
500, 501, 503, 505, 507, 508
Antlered
A25 - A31
S1 - N30
512, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 534, 536, 539, 540, 541, 542
A25 - S16
■ S17 - N30
535
 
S17 - N30
841
■ S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
502, 504, 506, 509, 510
■ A25 - A31
■ S1 - N30
511
■ A25 - S16
■ S17 - N30
521, 522, 523, 526, 527, 537
A25 - A31
■ S1 - N30
520, 524, 525, 544
Antlerless
A25 - S16
■ S17 - D20
521, 522, 523, 526, 527
S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
502, 504, 506, 509, 510
A25 - S16
■ S17 - N30
537
Moose
Antlered and Antlerless
■ S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 506, 507, 508, 509
Antlered
 
■ S17 - O31
■ N1 - N30
841
A25 - S23
■ S24 - O31
■ N1 - N30
521, 522, 523, 526, 527, 535, 537
A25 - A31
■ S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
511, 512, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 524, 525, 528, 529, 530, 536, 541, 542, 544
■ S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
505, 510
A25 - A31
■ S1 - N302
531, 532, 534, 539, 540
Antlerless (calf only)
■ S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
505, 510
■ A25 - S23
■ N1 - N30
521, 522, 523, 526, 527
Elk
Antlered (6-point or higer)3
S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
509
Antlered (3-point or higher)3
S1 - O31
N1 - N30
500, 501, 502, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 510, 511, 514
A25 - S16
S17 - N30
520, 521, 522, 523, 525, 526, 527, 528, 535, 537, 544
Antlerless
A25 - S16
■ S17 - O31
■ N1 - D20
■ D21 - J20, 2021
520, 521, 522, 523, 526, 527, 537, 544
S1 - O31
■ N1 - D20
504, 506, 509
S1 - O31
■ N1 - D20
■ D21 - J20, 2021
500, 501, 502, 505, 507, 508, 510, 511, 514

(1) The Supplemental Antlerless White-tailed Deer Licence is issued with two tags. The FIRST tag issued with the licence (but NOT the second tag) is valid for tagging a deer hunted in one of the following WMUs: 500-510, 521, 523, 526, 527, 535 and 537. Both tags are valid for tagging a deer(s) hunted in any of the following WMUs: 511, 512, 515-520, 524, 525, 528-531, 534, 536, 539, 540, 542 and 544.

(2) If hunting with an outfitter, hunters should note these WMUs are split into two seasons: Sept. 1 - Oct. 31 or Nov. 1 - Nov. 30.

(3) Refer to the description of 3-point or larger elk and 6-point or larger elk.