Hunting seasons for deer, moose and elk are open in most areas of Central Alberta during the month of November.
In Alberta it is necessary to have landowner permission to hunt on occupied land and it is unlawful to discharge a weapon within 183 m (200 yards) or cause a projectile from a weapon to pass within 183 m (200 yards) of any occupied building. Fostering positive relationships with landowners will help to ensure hunting opportunities for the future.
Be sure to consult the hunting regulations for the area in which you intend to hunt at albertaregulations.ca.
Moose range throughout the wooded areas of Alberta, and they seem to do well where there is an abundance of deciduous browse. Logged-over areas, old burns and willow flats provide optimum habitat in the boreal forest and mountain areas of the province. During recent decades, moose have expanded their range to include much of the prairie and parkland regions where they provide increased opportunities for hunters. Here they live much like whitetails, using small woodlots, river bottoms and shelter belts for cover and forage on agricultural crops.
In Alberta, elk are found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rockies and the foothills, although their range has now expanded into the Boreal Forest and Parkland zones as well with scattered populations in some of the prairie WMUs. Elk hunting is never easy, but the memories of a bull elk bugling on a frosty fall morning and the aroma of elk tenderloin on the barbecue make the effort worthwhile.