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Hunt Dates & Bookings

2023/2024 Alberta Resident Hunters Special

AVAILABLE: September 1 – October 25, 2023

  • Morning hunts $250/person
  • Evening hunts $175/person
  • 2 hunt day $400/person
  • Guided Hunt only – does NOT include food, lodging, transportation, bird cleaning or ammunition
  • Limit 5 Alberta/Canadan Resident Hunters / hunt.
  • Hunts take place north of Westlock, Alberta where there is no Sandhill Crane season, therefore Alberta Goose Outfitters does not guide any crane hunting.

Retriever dogs are welcome, preferred maximum 2 retriever dogs per group.

*Contact for group discounts of 3 or more hunters.

***Alberta Goose Outfitters (Lester Vanhill) is a fully licensed & bonded member of APOS (Alberta Professional Outfitters Society).

Alberta Hunting License

All anglers and hunters must purchase a WIN card (WIN Number) before purchasing any licence or wildlife certificate. The same card is used to purchase both hunting and fishing licences.
A WIN card costs $8.00 (plus GST) and is valid for five years, at which point it can be renewed the same way it was purchased. There is no limit to the number of times you renew your WIN card.
A permanent WIN card will be mailed to you within approximately 3-5 weeks. You do not need to wait for your WIN card to arrive to purchase licences.
To hunt migratory game birds in Alberta, Canada, you must have all 4 needed Licenses:

  • Alberta WIN# (Wildlife Identification Number)
  • Alberta Wildlife Certificate
  • Alberta Gamebird Licences
  • Federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit*

*Federal Migratory Game Bird Permit can be bought online after August 1st at the following link or at any Cabela’s in Canada: (Post Offices are unreliable places to purchase)

License Costs

Game Bird Licence Price ($)
Resident Non-resident
Wildlife Certificate $28.22 $68.22 $105.50
Game Bird 15.80 65.51 105.50
WiN Renewal 8.00 8.00 8.00
Licence Reprint 4 2.00 2.00 2.00
Federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit 3 17.00 17.00 17.00
  1. A Resident Youth may obtain only 1 of these 2 licences.
  2. Available only through a draw (click here to view Wild Turkey Draw).
  3. Available at Post Offices, certain private licence issuers or ordered online at permis-permits.ec.gc.ca.
  4. All purchased licences can be reprinted either at a licence issuer for a $2.00 fee or online at no charge.


Bag and possession limits in Alberta

Bag and possession limits in Alberta
Limit Ducks Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese Canada Geese, Cackling Geese and White-fronted Geese Sandhill Cranes Snipe Coots
Daily Bag 8 (a) 50 8 (c) 5 8 8
Possession 24 (b) No limit 24 (d) 15 24 24

(a) For non-residents of Canada, not more than two may be Barrow’s Goldeneye or Common Goldeneye or any combination of them.

(b) For non-residents of Canada, not more than six may be Barrow’s Goldeneye or Common Goldeneye or any combination of them.

(c) Not more than five may be White-fronted Geese.

(d) Not more than 15 may be White-fronted Geese.

Lodging and Meals

Option 1: Hunting Cabin at the Farm:

A 1000 sqft rustic cabin located at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Cattle Company, home base for Alberta Goose Outfitters, is a great place to relax after the days hunt. The 3 bedroom (5 bed) cabin will be sure to provide you with cozy comfort & warmth needed to rest up for the next day’s adventure. There is plenty of room to socialize around the outdoor fire pit, covered deck or dinning room table. The cabin has an indoor wash room, complete with shower.  Cabin is heated by 2 wood stoves with lots of room to dry out wet gear. Cabin has a 5 burner full sized propane cook stove and oven & big BBQ and coffee makers for groups to cook for themselves. Kitchen has various cooking pots, frying pans, dishes and utensils.  There is plenty of room to park RVs at the farm as well for those that like to travel with their own accommodations, yet be near their hunting buddies.

Note:  Cabin is 70kms from the nearest restaurant & unfortunately the best cook ever has retired, sold her farm and moved to be closer to her family. Sorry for anyone that got spoiled with Sharron’s cooking in the past and was looking forward to it again.

Retriever dogs are welcome and the farm is complete with 2 retired labs that love attention.

Lodge is rented out at only a $100 per night / per hunting group  (which is the end of stay cleaning fee)

Option 2: Hotel & Restaurants in Westlock, Alberta:

If  more comfortable accommodations are your thing, the best option is to stay in a hotel in the nearest town being Westlock, Alberta. Westlock has several clean & modern hotels along with plenty of restaurants to choose from. If needed, door to door pick up and drop off to the hunting fields can be arranged and provided by the outfitter. 

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