Alberta Minister’s Special License – Elk

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Alberta Minister’s Special License – Elk
55,000.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2024 Feb 16 @ 22:07UTC-7 : PDT/MST
In addition to a valid credit card, full name, address, phone number, and email address are required to sign up for the auction
Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife
Kevin Norman (435) 770-5978 kevin@sfw.net
SFW is a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organization.

Spectacular terrain and scenery, and a rapidly growing population await the elk hunter visiting Alberta. Home to the Rocky Mountain elk subspecies, bulls are highly responsive to calling during the rut from late August through to early-October. Through the rest of the year, trophy bulls can be found in small bachelor herds, offering a unique spot-and-stalk hunt. Mountain, foothills, prairie, and forest hunts are all available, and equally productive; select the hunt that best suits your personal taste and capability, or hire an outfitter that monitors all regions. As recently as 2020 a bull scoring 449 ½” B&C was taken in Alberta…you could be the next to capitalize on our growing herds and strong genetics!

There’s never been a better time than today to hunt elk in Alberta. Once confined to the mountains and foothills, elk are growing in numbers and expanding their distribution. These days thriving elk populations can be found from the Peace River valley in the north to central Alberta’s parkland and mixed wood forests, to the rolling prairie grasslands of the south. The Minister’s Special License (MSL) gives the lucky winning bidder an outstanding opportunity to take an elk that will be the envy of any North American jurisdiction. Consider that in 2020, Shawn O’Shea harvested an Alberta non-typical elk with his bow that scored a mind-boggling 449 ½ inches! Pope and Young has recognized this as the largest bow-harvested non-typical American elk ever taken. Several other Alberta elk, both non-typical and typical, have been harvested that scored in excess of 400 inches—the next could be yours. With recent improvements to the Alberta MSL program, this premier opportunity is not to be missed. Changes to the program include the expansion to year-round hunting and the use of your weapon-of-choice (in compliance with Alberta’s provincial hunting regulations.) And you can return as often as you like through the year until you find the elk of your dreams; your Alberta elk hunt will be an experience you’ll remember forever.

The purchaser of this license will be authorized to hunt one (1) Elk anytime between September 1, 2024, and August 31, 2025. This license is valid in Alberta, in any Wildlife Management Unit where an elk hunting season is identified in the 2024 Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations.

This license does not authorize hunting in any location where hunting is prohibited as outlined in the Wildlife Regulation and the Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations. This license does not authorize hunting on Sunday in Wildlife Management Units where the Sunday hunting of big game is prohibited. Funds derived from the sale of this license will be used to supporting Alberta’s understanding of its wildlife resources, building up foundational management data through various wildlife inventory efforts.

Conditions: The license cannot be resold or transferred. The buyer can be an Alberta resident, a non-resident, or a non-resident alien. If the license holder is a non-resident or non-resident alien, they will be required to hire a licensed Alberta outfitter and be accompanied by a designated guide. To find an outfitter, the purchaser should visit the APOS website at apos.ab.ca. The cost for hiring the outfitter is not included in the sale price of the license.

Hunt Dates: September 1, 2024 – August 31, 2025

License Offered through the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society Jeana Schuurman, Managing Director
(780) 414-0249