You can find all of the information you need to know before you hunt with us, such as how to get here, trophy and meat care, and more.
It’s easy to get to Alberta Bush Adventures camp;
1/ DRIVING – If you are hunting BIG GAME & would like to bring your meat & trophy home, driving is the best way to do this. Travel instructions can be sent individually.
2/ FLYING – We ask hunters to fly to Edmonton. You may rent a car and drive the 4 – 5 hours to our home near McLennan from Edmonton. Before booking with an airline, please check their policies regarding transportation of fire arms, antlers, meat and hunting gear. When booking your flight please arrive the day before your hunt commences. Departures should be made for the day after your hunt ends.
Arrangements should be made to arrive the day before the hunt begins and depart the day after the hunt ends. All necessary forms will be sent to you upon booking.
Temperatures during the spring black bear hunts will average near freezing at night, warming during the day to 60 ° F. Hunts in late May early June can be warmer with daytime temperatures reaching 85 ° F. Early fall hunts will have night time temperatures near freezing and daytime to 60 ° F. September hunts can have temperatures to the mid 20’s at night and warming to 50 ° F. The hunting of black bear in the spring is done in the late afternoon and evening. There is daylight for nearly 20 hours in May and June!
Our hunting territory is known for its weather conditions and challenging terrain. The gear you bring with you can make a difference to your hunt in terms of comfort, morale and energy. We have put together a short gear list for you below.
Footwear: leather and rubber boots, camp shoes
Rain pants & rain jacket
Light day pack
Flashlight & extra batteries
Extra duffle bag for bear hides
Game Bags for moose /elk meat
Small bottle of insect repellent
Hunter Safety Harness
Alberta law does not require the use of any mandatory coloured clothing while hunting.
Upon harvesting your big game the guide will field dress, cape, and quarter and salt the hide. Please keep in mind the guide will need extra time in camp (generally the next day) to diligently prepare you trophy for the taxidermist.
If you are planning on keeping your meat please contact us for further information regarding the procedure for processing and transporting meat back into the USA.
If you plan on keeping your game meat we highly recommend you drive to our base camp. We also recommend you bring a freezer to keep your meat in the best possible condition for the trip home. Please contact us for more detail.
Alberta Bush Adventures requires 50% of hunt price as deposit to secure your hunt dates and balance is due 60 days prior to hunt date.
All deposits are payable to Alberta Bush Adventures and can be mailed to:
Alberta Bush Adventures
McLennan, Alberta T0H 2L0 CANADA
All rates are in US funds.
We accept wire transfer, certified checks, cash and bank drafts.
All additional shipping fees, exporting license fees and taxidermy fees are at the expense of the client.
Non Resident Firearm Decloration: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/form-formulaire/pdfs/5589-eng.pdf This is VERY IMPORTANT!!
Border Crossing Requirements: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/visit-visite-eng.htm this is an informative link for firearms user coming into Canada.
It is common these days to buy travel insurance before taking a vacation is case of an emergency. Consider your hunt your vacation. We do not provide refunds, so we recommend that you get coverage in the event you cannot make the hunt. We highly recommend you protect your hunt investment with trip insurance.
We recommend driving to base camp with a freezer in the bed of your truck if you intend on taking large quantities of meat back home with you.
Alcohol in camp is permitted in moderation; any abuse can terminate your hunt early. There is a small Liquor store in McLennan.
You can transport your firearm using this Non Resident Firearm Decloration: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/form-formulaire/pdfs/5589-eng.pdf
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