Taber Pheasant Festival
October 20-27, 2018
The eighth annual Taber Pheasant Festival is fast approaching. Registration for the draw for the regular hunts happens between June 4 – 15 so be sure to mark that on your calendar.
Two-day novice shoots run separately from the regular hunts. Instructors and volunteers from Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association (AHEIA) and ACA offer proper firearm handling, clay target shooting instruction, and one-on-one mentoring to ensure a safe, hands-on learning opportunity. Every participant must have a valid game bird licence and pheasant licence and firearms will be provided. Every novice has the opportunity to go home with two birds after learning how to clean and transport them. Note that registration for this event is limited to 50 spots each day, so that every participant can get the most out of the learning experience.
Join us for events happening throughout the week when you’re not hunting. The Game to Gourmet Pheasant Tasting will be held on Monday, October 22 when we’ll be treated to delicious pheasant recipes made by professional chefs. We’ll also enjoy a scotch tasting and wings night on Wednesday, October 24. And finally, our Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction takes place on Thursday, October 25. The banquet gives ACA the opportunity to thank the landowners for enhancing upland habitat and allowing hunters on their land, the sponsors who step in year after year to provide us with whatever we need, and the hunters for supporting conservation and pheasant habitat development in southern Alberta.