Taber Pheasant Festival

October 16–23, 2021


Regular Hunt Draw Registration

June 1–11, 2021 (Noon)

Draw results will be posted on Wednesday, June 16.

There is more to the award-winning Taber Pheasant Festival than just hunting pheasants, and everyone who has attended the festival knows that. It's about experiencing a different side of Alberta and bridging the hunting lifestyle. It's about seeing first-hand the importance of habitat, conservation, and partnership. And of course, having a great time!

What's in store?

  • 5,100 pheasants
  • Reserved sites
  • Novice shoot
  • Game to Gourmet culinary event
  • Scotch and wings night
  • Raffles and silent auction
  • Door prizes
  • Sausage making

Thank you for your support in 2020!

We appreciate everyone who supported the 10th Annual Taber Pheasant Festival. It was another very successful festival. It wouldn't be possible without our fabulous landowners, sponsors, volunteers, chefs, hunters, festival supporters, and friends (especially of the four-legged variety)!

Fun Festival Facts

How Big is the Festival?

Glad you asked! Since 2011, approximately 7,175 participants have hunted at the festival. Here are some numbers from 2020:

  • 627 pheasant hunters
  • 5,100 ring-necked pheasants released across 40 landowner sites
  • 80 first-time novice pheasant shooters
  • 6 popular raffles

Where are the hunters from?

Festival hunters came from 67 locations across Alberta, and 18 locations across Saskatchewan and British Columbia (5% of regular hunters). The highest number of hunters came from the following locations:

  • Calgary (32%)
  • Lethbridge (12%)
  • Taber (8%)
  • Edmonton (7%)
 

Want to know why we asked your age?

Taber Pheasant Festival is an event for everyone! We asked your age so we could tell you that in 2020:

  • The ages of the regular hunters ranged from 10 to over 80, with 51% being at least 50 years old. 
  • Regular hunters told us that 36% had more than 25 years of experience with pheasant hunting, and 23% were new to the sport.

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