Taber Pheasant Festival
October 19–26, 2019
The ninth annual Taber Pheasant Festival is fast approaching. Registration for the draw for the regular hunts happens between June 3 – 16, 2019 so be sure to mark that on your calendar. Regular hunts run from October 21 – 26, 2019. All hunters require a WiN card, wildlife certificate, valid game bird licence, and pheasant licence to hunt in the festival (www.albertarelm.com).
On October 19 – 20, 2019, novice shoots run separately from the regular hunts. Instructors and volunteers from Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association (AHEIA) and ACA offer proper firearm handling, clay target shooting instruction, and one-on-one mentoring to ensure a safe, hands-on learning opportunity. All hunters require a WiN card, wildlife certificate, valid game bird licence, and pheasant licence to hunt in the festival (www.albertarelm.com). All firearms will be provided by AHEIA. If the novice is successful, they have the opportunity to go home with a maximum of two birds, which they are taught how to properly clean for transportation. Note that registration for this event is limited to 50 spots each day, so that every participant can get the most out of the learning experience. Registration for the Novice Shoots are not included in the Regular draw system; therefore, registration for these two days will close once spots are filled (register early so you are not disappointed).
Join us for events happening throughout the week when you’re not hunting. The Game to Gourmet Pheasant Tasting will be held on Monday, October 21 when we’ll be treated to delicious pheasant recipes made by professional chefs. We’ll also enjoy a Town of Taber hosted hunter’s lunch on Monday October 21, a scotch tasting and wings night on Wednesday, October 23, and finally, our Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction takes place on Thursday, October 24. The banquet gives ACA the 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.
Regular Hunt draw registration has been extended until Tuesday, June 18th at 4pm. Draw results will be posted Wednesday, June 19th.