Mountain WMUs 400 Series

Big Game Seasons

Archery Only Season are those where only a bow and arrow may be used to hunt.

General Seasons are those where either a firearm, cross-bow or a bow and arrow may be used.

■ Indicates seasons that apply only to hunters with applicable Special Licences. Refer to the 2020 Alberta Hunting Draws booklet for details.

Species
Type
SEASON
WMUs
Archery Only
General
White-tailed Deer1
Antlered and Antlerless
S9 - S23
■ S24 - N30
404, 406, 408
S9 - N30
 
410
A25 - S16
S17 - N30
436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 446
Antlered
A25 - S16
S17 - N30
412, 414, 416, 417, 418, 420, 422, 426, 428, 429, 430, 432, 434
S1 - S23
S24 - N30
400, 402
Antlerless
S1 - O31
N1 - N30
412, 414, 416, 417, 418, 420, 422, 426, 428, 429, 430, 432, 434
S1 - S23
N1 - N15
400, 402
Mule Deer
Antlered and Antlerless
S9 - S23
■ S24 - N30
404, 406, 408
S9 - N30
 
410
Antlered
A25 - S16
S17 - N30
440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 446
A25 - S16
■ S17 - N30
412, 414, 416, 417, 418, 420, 422, 426, 428, 429, 430, 432, 434, 436, 437, 438, 439
■ S1 - S23
■ S24 - N30
400, 402
Antlerless
S1 - S23
■ S24 - N30
400, 402
Moose
Antlered and Antlerless
S9 - S23
■ S24 - N30
404, 406
S9 - N30
 
410
Antlered
A25 - S23
■ S24 - O31
412, 414
A25 - S23
■ S24 - N30
416, 417, 418, 420, 422, 426, 428, 430, 432, 434, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 446
■ A25 - S23
■ S24 - O31
■ N1 - N30
429
S9 - S23
■ S24 - N30
408
■ S1 - S16
■ S17 - N30
400, 402
Elk
Antlered and Antlerless
S9 - N30
 
410
Antlered (6-point or larger)2 and Antlerless
S9 - S16
■ S17 - N30
404, 406, 408
Antlered (6-point or larger)2
■ A25 - S16
■ S17 - N30
412, 414, 416, 417, 418, 420, 422, 426, 428, 430, 432, 434
A25 - S16
S17 - N30
436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 446
Antlered (3-point or larger)2
S1 - O31
N1 - N30
429
S1 - S16
S17 - N30
400, 402
Antlerless
S1 - S16
■ S17 - N30
400, 402
A25 - S16
■ S17 - N30
438*, 439, 441*, 444*
Goat
Not Applicable
 
■ S10 - O31
440, 442, 444
■ S17 - O31
400, 402
Trophy Sheep5
Resident
S9 - O31
 
410
■ S9 - N30
 
410
 
■ A25 - S23
■ S24 - O31
437
■ N1 - N10
■ N11 - N20
■ N21 - N30
4288
A25 - O31
412, 414, 416, 417, 418, 420, 422, 426, 428, 430, 432, 434, 436, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 4443, 445
■ A25 - O31
4444, 446
S9 - O31
4006, 402, 404, 406, 408
■ N1 - N30
 
408 (west of Highway 40)
Non-Resident and Non-Resident Alien7
■ S9 - N30
 
410
 
■ S1 - O15
412, 414, 416, 417, 418, 420, 422, 426, 428, 430, 432, 434, 436, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 4443, 445

* The draw season for antlerless elk in WMU 438, 441 and 444 applies only to a portion of the WMU. See draw booklet for maps.

(1) The Supplemental Antlerless White-tailed Deer Licence is issued with two tags. Both tags are valid for tagging a deer(s) hunted in any of the following WMUs: 440-446.

(2) Refer to the description of 3-point or larger elk and 6-point or larger elk.

(3) The season for trophy sheep in WMU 444 applies only to the portion south of Beaverdam Road.

(4) The draw season for trophy sheep in WMU 444 applies only to the portion north of Beaverdam Road.

(5) Hunting of sheep is prohibited in several areas. See Restricted Areas for Trophy and Non-trophy Sheep.

(6) WMUs 400 is open only for full-curl rams.

(7) These seasons are only valid for hunters who have obtained Trophy Sheep Special Licences through a Class S Outfitter or through a draw (Non-resident [Canadians] only).

(8) The draw season for trophy sheep is valid in Area 438C (See 2020 Alberta Hunting Draws Booklet).

Additional hunting opportunities in the Foothils WMUs:

  • Non-trophy Sheep Special Licence, Trophy Sheep Special Licence (portion of WMU 408 lying west of Highway 40 or in WMU 446 and that portion of WMU 444 north of Beaverdam Road or in WMU 438C). Refer to the Additional Special Licence Draw Hunts for season dates or the 2020 Alberta Hunting Draws booklet for further details.
  • Castle Provincial Park (part of WMU 400): Hunters in WMU 400 need to be aware of the establishment of the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park. Although hunting is permitted in both of these parks, hunting (including bowhunting) in Castle Provincial Park requires a firearm discharge permit. Firearm discharge permits are not required to hunt in Castle Wildland Provincial Park. Firearm discharge permits are
    available online at: www.albertaparks.ca/media/6493998/2017-castle-permit-to-discharge-a-firearm.pdf For more information call: 403-627-1165 or www.albertaparks.ca/hunting