Alberta Big Game Hunting Rates

Alberta Big Game Rifle Hunts Hunt Costs License Fees
Mule Deer Foothills & Porcupine Hills Hunts - 6 Day $7,500.00 $350.00
Mule Deer Mountain Hunts - 6 Day $6,300.00 $350.00
Cougar Hunts - 10 Day $12,500.00 $375.00
Winter Coyote Hunts - 3 Day $1,300.00 $140.00
Black Bear Hunts - 7 day $3,000.00 $350.00
Alberta Big Game Archery Hunts Hunt Costs License Fees
Mule Deer Foothills & Porcupine Hills Hunts - 6 Day $5,900.00 $375.00
Elk Hunts- 6 Day $4,500.00 $400.00

Combination hunts are available-please call us at 403-625-0657, or contact us for options and prices. All hunts are 2-hunters per 1-guide. 1-on-1 hunts are available for $2,000.00 on all hunts except cougar and coyote hunts. Please contact us for details.

Terms & Conditions

  • All prices are in US funds
  • 5% G.S.T. tax not included in hunt prices
  • Non-hunters are welcome at $200.00 a day
  • A deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking and the remaining 50% is required 90 days prior to the commencement of the hunt
  • All hunts include home cooked meals and accommodations during the hunt
  • Transportation to and from Calgary International Airport is provided
  • All hunts at Mackin Outfitting are professionally guided by myself or by one of our experienced guides
  • Not included in the hunt costs are taxes, tag and licenses, gratuities and meat processing fees.  The meat processing costs are your responsibility and if you choose not to take the meat for yourself the fee then goes to processing the meat for donation

All deposits are non-refundable-if you choose to cancel the hunt, deposits may be transferred to a friend for a hunt during the same year. If we cancel the hunt, the deposit will be refunded in full. Once you have booked your hunt a contract and waiver will be sent to you by mail. You will then return the completed contract and waiver along with the deposit.

Gratuities:

Quite often clients will ask about tipping guides. Gratuities should be based on the effort your guide puts into your hunt, not if you get an animal or how big your animal is. The average going rate in the industry is about 10% of the hunt cost. Gratuities are a good portion of a guide's income. If your guide takes care of you and tries hard to get you the trophy you are looking for, let him know at the end of the hunt that their efforts and skills were appreciated. Remember this is fair chase hunting and weather conditions and animal activity are out of your guide's control.

Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) is required to purchase hunting licences in Alberta. Click here to complete the online application and purchase the WIN card online.($8.00 CDN). Upon submission, a plastic WIN card with your WIN number on it will be mailed to you in 4 weeks.  Besure you give yourself enough time to receive your card before you arrive for your hunt. If you have any questions contact Fish and Wildlife: (780) 427-5185.

Entry to Canada:

You are required to have a valid passport in order to enter Canada.

Transporting Firearms:

For hunters who bring their own firearms into Canada, a confirmed Non-Resident Firearm Declaration (CAFC 909) will serve as a licence and registration. This form must be presented in triplicate, unsigned, to a Canada Customs officer at your first point of entry into Canada.  There is a $25.00 CDN fee which is not included in the price of the hunt. Download a copy of the Firearms Declaration Form

General Hunt Information

The majority of our hunts require a certain amount of hiking. The better you can prepare yourself physically the more enjoyable your hunt will be. We recommend bringing supportive hiking boots for the early-mid season hunts and a warm pair of waterproof winter boots for late season hunts. A range of clothing is required for our ever changing weather conditions. During the months of September and October the temperature can range from 20-80 degrees F, therefore we suggest layering your clothing. Our November hunt temperatures can range from 15-60 degrees F, so heavier clothing such as wool or fleece is recommended. Southern Alberta weather is often accompanied by winds so we suggest you bring along a wind proof jacket, warm gloves and hat.

Those of you joining us on one of our exciting bow hunts we recommend that you practice shooting to ranges of 40+ yards. We have targets here in camp so that you can practice while on your hunt. Due to the open country we may hunt in we also suggest that rifle hunters be confident shooting around 300 yards. We provide the opportunity to check your rifle in case of damage while traveling.

Transportation to our hunting camp:

You will fly into Calgary International Airport. If your flight arrives in Calgary after 8:00pm or departs Calgary before 10:00am you will be required to stay overnight in Calgary at your cost.

  • Sandman Hotel Airport - 403-219-2475
  • Best Western Port O Call - 800-661-1161
  • Hilton Garden Inn - 403-717-1999

Bringing your trophy home:

If you are planning on bringing your cape and antlers home with you it is best to bring along an extra duffle bag for traveling. Also we supply Rubbermaid containers and duct tape for a cost of $15.00 which can be used for transporting your frozen cape, antlers and meat. If you choose to leave your trophy here for mounting we can recommend a quality taxidermist. Cougar hunters please note an additional cost of attaining a CITIES Permit is required along with an export permit to get your trophy home.

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