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Deputy sheriff

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Hunting on public land
« on: April 20, 2012, 11:49:37 AM »
I live in Nova Scotia and when I retire I would like to move back to Alberta.Are there any public places to hunt elk or moose? That do not require a draw?
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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 04:38:17 PM »
I don't think so but in many of the WMU it's easy to get draw. Most of them are north of the big centre's.

Where in NS are you? I've been out here since 89, from down around Ketch/ Sambro way.

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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 05:40:36 PM »
We live in Wolfville,was born in Medicine Hat.
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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 06:22:50 PM »
There are quite a few zones out west that are still over the counter tags and 3 point or larger as well.

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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 07:49:27 PM »
Thanks for the info,any idea of the WMU number.Are these areas open to ATVs or restricted to non motorized modes of travel.Thanks for your help.
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walleyes

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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 08:32:25 PM »
Most are atv acess as well, but some will be just afternoon hunts or you have to get in with your atv and be off of it 1/2 hr before sunrise. Just google alberta hunting regs and go through them there are a number of open zones.

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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 10:27:40 PM »
there are alot of zones west of edmonton open to antlered elk. Also if your a bowhunter there you can buy a general tag and hunt alot of zones out west and up north as well for moose

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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 10:29:15 PM »
Still a large number of general elk rifle and archery zones in both 6pt and 3pt. There are no general rifle moose zones left in Alberta but there are a couple general season archery zones. Best to look in the regs on the actual zone numbers.
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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 05:07:00 AM »
Thank you to all that replied,this truely demonstrates what makes theses forums work.
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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2012, 08:03:52 AM »
Lots for Elk I hunt west of Edmonton up near Edson.  Was out your way last year the folks retired middle sackville area.

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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 10:31:10 AM »
Thanks for the reply,can you buy an over the counter tag and is there any crown land open.Also do you know the WMU number?
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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2012, 07:05:35 PM »
yes you can buy tags over the counter or online and all crown land is open all year round... if its leased crown you need to call and ask for permission/tell the leaseholder you are going on their lease land

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Re: Hunting on public land
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012, 07:40:37 PM »
Thanks Great help,good tips.
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