Whether you’re looking for the catch or hunt of a lifetime, wanting to spend some time in the great outdoors or a family looking for a fun vacation, the Harvest Sky Region has the experience for you!
The prairie landscape of Hanna and the surrounding area provides ample hunting opportunities for Mule deer, White-tailed deer, and Antelope. Mule deer and Antelope are hunted on a limited entry draw for residents and non-residents to increase trophy opportunities.
Non-resident alien (outside Canada) licenses are monitored through an allocation/bid system through Sustainable Resource Development. Any non-resident or non-resident alien wishing to hunt big game in Alberta must do so through a Licensed Outfitter Guide or Hunter Host license.
Annually, Mule deer are harvested in the 180 to 190+ range, White tailed deer in the 160 to 170+ range, and Antelope in the 80+ range. But of course, we all know it all rides on ones ability and the all mighty “luck”. Alberta’s deer generally rut during the month of November, thus providing the best hunting opportunity. Unless of course you are a bow hunter where you may want to consult with your guide to determine the best time to book your hunt.
Hunting regulations are published annually and are available to the public around the beginning of June at the Sustainable Resource Development website. The hunting regulations can be found online at the Alberta Outdoorsmen website. Your chosen Outfitter Guide should also be aware of any season dates and regulations pertaining to their areas.
Hanna is located in the middle of the largest migration route and staging area in Alberta. The migration routes of four different species of geese intersect in the immediate Hanna area. Thousands of Canada, White-fronted, Snow and Ross’ geese fill the Hanna skies from early September to late November.
The terrain allows for the option of hunting over or on water as well as field shoots. The Hanna area is also known for its exceptional duck hunting opportunities. Nineteen different species of ducks are known to frequent the area; however, hunting pressure is concentrated on the later migrations of large northern Mallard and Pintail.
The majority of the land surrounding Hanna is privately owned or leased thus requiring permission for access.
Maps detailing the owners or lessees may be obtained through:
Phone: (403) 854-5600
For further information on Alberta’s hunting opportunities, varieties of terrain and wildlife, and list of Outfitter Guides available you may obtain a copy of the Alberta’s Professional Outfitter magazine from:
Alberta Professional Outfitters Society
Phone: (403) 414-0249
To view a map of the wildlife management unit (WMU) area to view the legal land descriptions and maps, check out albertaregulations.ca.
We are looking forward to your visit, have a safe and successful hunt!
For further information on Alberta’s hunting opportunities, varieties of terrain and wildlife, and list of Outfitter Guides available visit: Alberta Professional Outfitters Society
For more hunting information visit: AlbertaRELM or My Wild Alberta
If you have inquiries about fishing, hunting, or visiting the Harvest Sky Region, please contact the region’s Economic Development Corporation at:
Phone: Office 403-854-5999 ex 251 / Cell 403-854-0589