Regular Pheasant Hunt
Your hunting time is chosen through random draw. You will have 11 days in which to register for hunting times, from June 5-16. We will then randomly draw the lucky hunters on June 23.
Please familiarize yourself with the following points before registering:
- You must reserve a hunting time to ensure a quality experience.
- Up to 4 hunters are allowed on each release site for either a morning (sunrise until 1:00 pm) or afternoon (1:00 pm until sunset).
- You can select a maximum of 3 time slots when you register online for the draw. The time slots must be on different days (so you cannot hunt in the morning and the afternoon on the same day).
- All hunters require a valid game bird licence and pheasant licence (novices too).
- You must show up at the Taber Pheasant Festival Office to get your hunting site(s) information and pick up your Pheasant Festival permission slip(s) and hunt package.
- Hunting on the release sites is free. However, they are private properties (provided by local landowners). You must have permission (in the form of your permission slip) to enter the site. Without the slip, you're trespassing.
- You must provide us with the names of your hunting partners when you pick up your permission slip.
- No site transfers are allowed. That means you cannot pass a site to your friend if you can't make it. There are many, many people who are eager for a chance to hunt. Please be considerate; let us know as soon as possible if you can't make your asigned hunt time, either by updating your preferences on your account online or by calling us at 1-877-969-9091 (in Alberta) or 1-780-410-1999 (outside Alberta).
We have built-in measures to make the random draw system as fair as possible for everyone:
- We will blacklist anyone trying to "game the system" (for example, by registering multiple email addresses) from all future festivals.
- We will blacklist anyone who hunts more than once per day and more than 3 times per week from all future festivals. So: you and your hunting partners are free to all register for the draw. However, should more than one person in your group be drawn, it will be your responsibility to make sure you do not participate in more than 3 hunts during the week and more than 1 hunt per day. That may mean declining hunting times, which you will be able to do by logging into your account online or by calling us at 1-877-969-9091 (in Alberta) or 1-780-410-1999 (outside Alberta).
- We will blacklist anyone who does not show up for their hunting time from all future festivals. You must let us know if you cannot make your hunting time. There are many people eager for a chance to hunt, so please be courteous and let us know as soon you know you cannot make your assigned hunt time. You can do this online by signing into your account or by caling us at 1-877-969-9091 (in Alberta) or 1-780-410-1999 (outside Alberta).