Boreal WMUs 500 Series (& 841)

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 2022 Alberta Hunting Draws booklet for details.

Bison - Within designated Wildlife Management Units4, wood bison are a protected species. No hunting of bison in these areas is allowed, except under the authority of a Bison Special Licence or permit.   

Note: It is a mandatory requirement to submit the heads of deer harvested from specific WMUs for CWD testing and research purposes. Click here for details.

Species
Type
SEASON
WMUs
Archery Only
General
White-tailed Deer1
Antlered and Antlerless
S1 - O31
N1 - N30
500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510
A25 - A31
S1 - N30
511, 512, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 524, 525, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 534, 536, 539, 540, 541, 542, 544
A25 - S16
S17 - N30
521, 522, 523, 526, 527, 535, 537
Antlered
 
S17 - N30
841
Antlerless
 
N1 - N30
841
Mule Deer
Antlered and Antlerless
S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
500, 501, 503, 505, 507, 508
Antlered
A25 - A31
S1 - N30
512, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 534, 536, 539, 540, 541, 542
A25 - S16
■ S17 - N30
535
 
S17 - N30
841
■ S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
502, 504, 506, 509, 510
■ A25 - A31
■ S1 - N30
511
■ A25 - S16
■ S17 - N30
521, 522, 523, 526, 527, 537
A25 - A31
■ S1 - N30
520, 524, 525, 544
Antlerless
A25 - S16
■ S17 - D20
521, 522, 523, 526, 527
S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
502, 504, 506, 509, 510
A25 - S16
■ S17 - N30
537
Moose
Antlered and Antlerless
■ S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 506, 507, 508, 509
Antlered
 
■ S17 - O31
■ N1 - N30
841
A25 - S23
■ S24 - O31
■ N1 - N30
521, 522, 523, 526, 527, 535, 537
A25 - A31
■ S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
511, 512, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 524, 525, 528, 529, 530, 536, 541, 542, 544
■ S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
505, 510
A25 - A31
■ S1 - N302
531, 532, 534, 539, 540
Antlerless (calf only)
■ S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
505, 510
■ A25 - S23
■ N1 - N30
521, 522, 523, 526, 527
Elk
Antlered (6-point or higer)3
S1 - O31
■ N1 - N30
509
Antlered (3-point or higher)3
S1 - O31
N1 - N30
500, 501, 502, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 510, 511, 514
A25 - S16
S17 - N30
520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 535, 537, 544
Antlerless
A25 - S16
■ S17 - O31
■ N1 - D20
■ D21 - J20, 2023
520, 521, 522, 523, 526, 527, 537, 544
S1 - O31
■ N1 - D20
504, 506, 509
S1 - O31
■ N1 - D20
■ D21 - J20, 2023
500, 501, 502, 505, 507, 508, 510, 511, 514

(1) The Supplemental Antlerless White-tailed Deer Licence is issued with two tags. The FIRST tag issued with the licence (but NOT the second tag) is valid for tagging a deer hunted in one of the following WMUs: 521-523, 526, 527, 535 and 537. Both tags are valid for tagging a deer(s) hunted in any of the following WMUs: 500-520, 524, 525, 528-534, 536 and 539-544.

(2) If hunting with an outfitter, hunters should note these WMUs are split into two seasons: Sept. 1 - Oct. 31 or Nov. 1 - Nov. 30.

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

(4) Wood Bison are designated as Threatened when found within WMUs 511, 516, 518, 519, 520, 524, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 536, 537 (portion north of Chinchaga River and west of Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement), 539, 540 (portion lying east of the Wabasca River and within the Wabasca Bison Protection Area), 541, and 542.