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Novice Shoot

October 19 & 20, 2024

    Currently All Registration Spots Are Filled

    Need to Know:

    • The Novice Shoots will be within the Municipal District of Taber.
    • The Novice Shoots will be split into morning and afternoon sessions. Registered participants will be contacted 1-2 weeks in advance to confirm the details of their shoot.
    • You do not need to own a shotgun or ammunition to participate. Several sizes of shotguns and all necessary ammunition will be available for use.
    • Participants will have an opportunity to shoot at a pheasant and while we strive to ensure everyone takes home at least one bird, there are no guarantees. If you are fortunate enough to harvest a bird, mentors will provide instruction and guide you through the appropriate techniques to clean your bird for transport. If it looks like the weather is going to be warm, we recommend that you bring a plastic bag and a small cooler to transport your bird home in.
    • There are 29 morning spots and 29 afternoon spots each Novice Shoot day. Once spots are full, registration will close. Please notify us if you can no longer attend so we can offer your spot to another novice hunter (see cancellation section below).
    • 1 to 2 weeks prior to the Novice Shoot, we will email your confirmed date and event information such as location, time to arrive, what to bring, and what not to bring. Please note, our emails could be redirected, check your email’s spam or junk folders regularly for messages from us. When registering, please use an email address you check frequently. We will be contacting you with important information.

    New Policies for 2024:

    • Participants can only register for the Novice Shoot if they have attended the event fewer than 3 times previously. This will allow room for more first-time participants. Anyone who has registered 3+ times will not be able to register for this event. We encourage past partcipants to register in the Regular Hunt Draws.
    • Since this event requires a lot of planning and effort by ACA, AHEIA, and volunteers to run, we would like to ensure all spots are filled. To help reduce the amount of no-shows, ACA has implemented a $50/person deposit to hold your spot.
    • If you need to cancel your registration, you must do so prior to 12 pm on October 16, 2024, to get your deposit refunded; any cancellation requests after 12 pm will not be refunded their deposit. These funds will be used to help offset the cost of running the event.

    Need to Have:

    • If you are a first-time hunter and want to get your licence to hunt in the Novice Shoot, you must first complete a hunter education training program. Visit for more information.
    • Once your training is complete, participants MUST have the following four items with them at the Novice Shoot: a WIN card, wildlife certificate, a valid upland game bird licence, plus a pheasant hunting licence. As this event is happening during regular pheasant hunting season, all normal hunting regulations will apply, including a two-bird limit and leaving one wing attached for identification. For more information visit:
    • You will be asked to show us your pheasant hunting licence. Please have it available.

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