Hunters are Gamechangers

When they commit to the preparation, patience, and follow-through of a hunt, hunters naturally become Alberta’s eyes on the ground. In fact, they can provide key data that can be used for wildlife management by simply sharing what they see.

ABHuntLog is your opportunity to help wildlife biologists by logging your own wildlife observations and harvests. 

Welcome to ABHuntLog

  1. Through a simple dashboard on the iHunter app, hunters can shed light on population trends for harvestable species—supplementing what is learned from aerial surveys that happen only every few years in each Wildlife Management Unit.  
  2. Capturing key information from the field also helps estimate the economic value of outdoor recreational activities and the economic impact of policy changes.
  3. There’s major benefit for you too! This is an ideal personal log to record the number of trips taken per WMU, species seen, and what was harvested. The dashboard even allows you to plan future hunts and draws!

Make your Impact: Start Today

If you don’t have it already, install the iHunter Alberta app on your smartphone. Already have it? Perfect!

Next, simply let the app run in the background for the duration of each hunting or scouting trip. The app will collect information on distance travelled, destination WMU, and duration of the trip. At the end of your outing (or shortly after) you can complete a short survey. Most questions are about wildlife observed and harvested. This includes species, sex, and age of the major ungulates, bears, coyotes, wolves, waterfowl, and select upland birds.For details on how to use the dashboard and further benefits to you, check out our easy how-to.