Fishing Licence Sales Statistics

Resident Sportfishing Licences Sold by Season
Season Number of Resident Licences Sold*
2015 303,212
2014 280,425
2013 266,598
2012 269,462
2011 253,336

*Licences purchased by Alberta and Canadian residents only.

Statistics provided by Alberta Environment and Parks.

Walleye Draws
Season Applications Received
2015 18,300
2014 10,600

Hunting Licence Sales Statistics

The licences listed below indicate licence sales for Alberta residents only and include general and special licences.

Statistics provided by Environment and Parks.

Current season sales are as of March 2016.

Hunting Licence Sales Statistics
Season 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of Resident Hunters 105,389 111,568 119,057 123,438 128,077
Licences Sold
Resident Black Bear 12,693 13,257 13,647 15,348 14,950
Resident Mule Deer 36,589 35,652 35,125 36,021 36,434
Resident White-tailed Deer 117,717 122,441 129,338 130,510 134,072
Resident Elk 35,079 38,284 41,331 45,177 48,021
Resident Moose 19,277 20,429 21,478 21,600 20,761
Resident Sheep 2,402 2,613 2,493 2,542 2,771
Resident Antelope 229 197 737 1,007 798
Resident Game Bird 38,813 40,782 47,614 51,884 55,363
Resident Pheasant 5,317 5,738 6,172 7,865 8,510
Resident Bowhunting 16,716 18,590 19,095 21,513 22,440
Resident Cougar         847
Hunter Host Licences         2527
Hunting Draws
Season Applications Received
2015 373,000
2014 346,000

Annual Fur Trapping Information

Trapper Statistics 2015/2016
Registered Fur Management Licences 1,544
Registered Partner Fur Management Licences 1,360
Resident Fur Management Licences 1,868
Registered Fur Management Areas 1,632

Updated: May 18, 2016