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Why You Should Choose Alberta for Your Cougar Hunt:

Huge Record Book Cougar

Alberta possesses the largest subspecies of cougar on the continent and, as a result, Alberta consistently enters numerous cougars to the annals of the Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young record books.

A cougar hunt in Alberta usually begins with the search for a fresh track. For this reason optimum conditions require a recent snowfall.

Cougar country in Alberta is found in the foothill/mountain zones throughout the western part of the province.

Cougar population densities are related to prey population. Deer, moose and elk numbers (the cougar’s most common prey) are experiencing all time highs and their health is reflected by the population densities of the associated predators.

Cougar season in Alberta occurs from December 1 through the end of February and few locales are without snow for very long during this period.

Once a suitable track is found and the dogs are released, the fun begins! Once overtaken, cougars may not accommodate your expectations and simply climb the nearest tree. Even with a treed cougar a few meters away, only a neophyte would believe in a for-gone conclusion.

Top Ten in Alberta: COUGAR

Score Date Owner
16 2/16 2005
Joseph Gore Jr.
16 0/16 1999
T.Klassen & J.D. Gordon
15 15/16 2000
Roy LePage
15 15/16 1973 Walter L. Weller
15 14/16 1988 Robert Bryant
15 12/16 1954 Edward D. Burton
15 12/16 1999
Jesse Dutchik
15 12/16 2003
Whelm (Bill) Wrath
15 11/16 1985 John Cassidy
15 10/16 1998 Brent Salmon
*15 10/16 2002
Richard J. Howden
15 10/16 2006
Tim Gazankas
* indicates taken with a bow.
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