Author Topic: Crown land near Calgary other than Waiporous?  (Read 351 times)

noob308guy

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Crown land near Calgary other than Waiporous?
« on: October 26, 2017, 01:11:26 PM »
Hi. I'm new to the forum and hunting in general. I am a new hunter and I hunt alone, so I am looking for grouse/pheasants and I'm hoping to fill a whitetail tag. I figure once gutted I should be able to pack out a 200lb'er on my own. So question is, I am really uncomfortable knocking on doors for permission. That whole concept just doesn't sit right with me. I've been to Waiporous/Forestry Trunk Road several times this season and did not see a thing anywhere and ireally don't care to keep trying up around there. Wondering where's crown land 50-100km from Calgary? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Crown land near Calgary other than Waiporous?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 07:42:54 PM »
It's called hunting, it's about getting out there and putting on the miles on foot and vehicle finding those spots. Every good hunter has them and most never came easy. It's a lot to ask of people to just give up areas. Put in the time don't give up you'll find your spots.
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Re: Crown land near Calgary other than Waiporous?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 02:27:49 PM »
When I started hunting Southern Alberta I was fresh from the coast, never been here. I used alot of today's technology to get the lay of the land and also benefited from use of maps readily available online.

I have a few spots that seem to work alright for me and am convinced 90% of hunters have better ones. Find yours and you'll be happy you did on your own.

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Re: Crown land near Calgary other than Waiporous?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 08:41:01 PM »
    Not to sure about the Calgary area but there may be some lease land close, probably worth a check.  The Ihunter app can be a good tool for finding lease contacts, numbers are displayed and it's just a matter of a phone call.  Most I've dealt with are pretty good and understand they can't keep you off for no good reason.  There are some dicks though but not the norm in my experience. Might lend a hand in helping your confidence talking to landowners as well.  The government has a website for lease land contacts as well but not quite as handy to use as Ihunter.  I would imagine it would be busy out that way within 50-100k.
        With that said, and I'm just guessing, you might be better served stretching your range a bit if you can.  It's not uncommon to run into guys from Calgary in my parts and it's well over 200k away.  I assume out of necessity.
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