Taber Pheasant Festival
October 21-28, 2017
This year the Taber Pheasant Festival Committee wants to better understand the economic benefits the festival brings to Taber and to Alberta. We are asking festival hunters like you to share information on your travel and other expenses related to Taber Pheasant Festival.
Over 760 hardy hunters, 5,100 birds, and droves of volunteers and ACA staff faced the wind to make the seventh annual Taber Pheasant Festival another huge success.
Co-sponsored by Canadian Solar and BowMont Capital & Advisory, the C&B Alberta Solar Development Novice Hunt saw 100 new hunters experience their first pheasant hunt. A great big thank you to mentors from Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association for making the event safe and fun. Chefs Sean Cutler and Mark Ingram showed the novices how to process the birds and fly-tying demos were conducted by Scott Pohorelic.
Mark and Sean also treated a sold-out crowd of very satisfied people to a variety of pheasant recipes at the Game to Gourmet culinary event at the Heritage Inn. Thanks to MacFarlane Pheasants for sponsoring the star ingredient and Tanner James for great live music.
The Heritage Inn Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction was, as always, a wonderful addition to the week. The food was fabulous, many of the raffles sold out, and ACA had an 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.
Please take a moment to fill out the Pheasant Hunter survey and mark your calendars for next year:
Registration: June 5 – 15, 2018
Festival: October 20 – 27, 2018
Enjoy the rest of pheasant hunting season. Check out ACA's Provincial Pheasant Release Sites to plan your next hunt.