The prairie landscape of Hanna and 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.
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:
Hanna Special Areas #2 Office
Hanna, AB T0J 1P0
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
6030 - 88 Street
Edmonton, AB T6E-6G4
Phone: (403) 414-0249
Fax: (403) 465-6801
We are looking forward to your visit, have a safe and successful hunt!