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2022 Taber Pheasant Festival:

Thanks for another great year

Can you believe the Festival is over already? After months of planning and organizing, ACA and all its collaborators are proud of the results of the 12th annual Taber Pheasant Festival. For the past two years, the festival took on a different form to accommodate the pandemic, but it was back to its former glory this year. We couldn’t have asked for better weather (except for the last day), a better community, or a better group of dogs to keep us entertained.

Get ready for the 13th Annual Taber Pheasant Festival.
October 21-28, 2023

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Thank you for your support!

Thanks to everyone who supported our 12th Annual Taber Pheasant Festival. It was another great festival, and you helped make it possible!

Hunters, Festival supporters, and their friends (especially their four-legged companions)—whether you hunted at one or more sites, or purchased a single raffle ticket online, thank you for supporting the festival.

As always, we couldn’t have done it without all of our sponsors, volunteers, participants, and especially the landowners. Your contributions made it a huge success!

Landowners

Thank you to the landowners who opened their gates to pheasant releases and hunters on their sites. This kindness not only supports the Taber Pheasant Festival and the local economy, but conservation in Alberta as a whole.

Sponsors

Thank you to our 68 generous sponsors! We could not have done it without your support.

Volunteers

Your enthusiasm, energy, and time do not go unnoticed. Your tremendous commitment makes the Taber Pheasant Festival fun and memorable.

Interesting Facts

How big is the festival?

Glad you asked! Here are some numbers:

  • 657 pheasant hunters in the regular hunt and about 75 novice shooters.
  • 178 hunting parties
  • Hunters came from 70 different places in Alberta, 18 different places from BC, 5 places in Saskatchewan, 1 place from MB, 1 place from Nova Scotia, and 5 USA locations.
  • 5,100 ring-necked pheasants released across 40 sites
  • All raffles sold out!

Straight from the Hunters’ Mouths

When asked: “What is your favourite breed of hunting dog”? The hunters  who responded, preferred the following breeds:

Breed

Percent of Responders

Labrador (black or golden)

38.4

German Shorthaired Pointer

15.1

Springer Spaniel

12.3

Brittany Spaniel

7.5

German Wirehaired Pointer

4.8

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

3.4

English Setter

3.4

Pudelpointer

3.4

Small Münsterländer

2.7

Wirehaired Vizsla

2.7

When asked: “Besides pheasants, what other upland game birds do you hunt”? The hunters who responded, mentioned the following species: 

Upland Species

Percent of Responders

Sharp-tailed Grouse

58.0

Hungarian (Grey) Partridge

36.8

Ruffed Grouse

2.6

Chukar

1.6

Ptarmigan

0.5

Prairie Chicken

0.5

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