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Taber Pheasant Festival

October 16–23, 2021

COVID Is Impacting Taber Pheasant Festival Activities…AGAIN! 

I had hoped that the 2021 Taber Pheasant Festival would run with COVID-19 as a distant memory. Unfortunately, as we are all aware, COVID-19 continues to present a real threat to Albertans as an ongoing public health issue. As a result, I regret to say that this year’s Taber Pheasant Festival will again be curtailed. We are cancelling the indoor events, including Culinary Night, Sausage Making, the Scotch Tasting at Wing Night (Wing Night may still proceed under AHS regulations), and the Celebration Dinner. Like last year, the regular hunts will go ahead with masking requirements and limited access to the registration office. 

If you have purchased tickets to one of the cancelled events you will be contacted shortly by ACA to discuss your options: 1) Full refund; 2) Donation to the festival activities; and 3) Purchase raffle tickets instead. 

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you there! 


Todd Zimmerling
President and CEO
Alberta Conservation Association

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. 
  • Hunters told us that 36% had more than 25 years of experience and 23% were new to pheasant hunting.