WMU’s , , , , , , and For further information Base Map Data provided by the Goverment of Alberta under. Fish and Wildlife; Fishing, Hunting & Trapping · Hunting in Alberta; Current page is Wildlife WMU Maps and Legal Land Descriptions. Details for WMU Commencing at the junction of highways 1A and 22 near Cochrane; thence northerly along highway 22 to secondary road ; thence.
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Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations
One of the hardest hurdles for many new hunters to overcome is figuring out what they can hunt — and where in the province they can hunt it. These rules are in albertta to prevent overhunting. Over-hunting can endanger species or even eliminate them from the landscape — and no animals means no hunting. To keep the hunting tradition alive, we must make sure that our native game species continued to thrive. Alberta offers many great hunting opportunities throughout the province for both big game and bird game.
This is in part because the majority of the hunting community are great environmental stewards who understand the need to pay it forward. Good management helps us keep the hunting tradition going into the next generation.
So, we need a way of deciding who gets to hunt what — and a way to make sure that it treats everyone fairly. If limiting the number of animals hunted is the goal, why not just set quotas for the entire province? To be responsible, rules for hunting in each area have to reflect these needs. Alberta is divided into about WMUs. Each WMU has its own population goals for the various game species.
Based on our population counts, we calculate the number of animals that can be harvested for each species while meeting those goals. Then, we use that number to figure out the number of licences that can be made available for hunters. This is why the number of licences available for a particular species can differ across WMUs.
If there is an overabundance of a particular species, more licences may be issued. But if the goal is to keep the population stable, fewer licences would be available. In other words, this system helps us meet our goals for wildlife population management.
It also helps us spread hunting opportunities throughout the province, making things more equitable. And both of these things help keep hunting sustainable. Learning where and when you can hunt is the first step towards a responsible albeeta rewarding hunting experience. Know Before you Go: First time hunting in Alberta?
Alberta Guide to Trapping Regulations – WMU and Map Descriptions
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. Please do not allow the hunting of Sandhill Cranes.
They are amazing creatures and we do not get many in our area near Wmh Mountain House. I do not want them to disappear entirely.
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