Fact Sheets



















HFTF FACTS SHEETS are now available for download in the Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF files require a reader to view and print. If you would like to download this file but do not have a PDF reader, one is available free-of-charge at


FACT SHEET INVENTORY SHEET  September 2009 PDF File 172 kb


FACT SHEET # 1: Hunting for Tomorrow General Information  
March 2011  PDF File 173 kb


FACT SHEET # 2: Adult First Time Hunter March 2011  PDF File 214 kb


FACT SHEET # 3: Youth First Time Hunter  March 2011  PDF File 255 kb


FACT SHEET #4: Spring Black Bear Hunt March 2011 PDF File 199 kb
CLICK HERE: For Additional Information on "Spring Black Bear Hunt" & Related Topics

FACT SHEET #5: Alberta's Hunting License System
March 2011 PDF File 225 kb


FACT SHEET #6: The Draw System March 2011 PDF File 201 kb


FACT SHEET #7: Hunting with Firearms March 2011  PDF File 193 kb
CLICK HERE: For Additional Information on "Hunting with Firearms" & Related Topics




FACT SHEET #9: Alberta's Outfitted Hunting Industry March 2011 PDF File 230 kb


FACT SHEET #10: About Alberta Hunters March 2011 PDF File 270 kb


FACT SHEET #11: Wild Game Foodbank Donation Program March 2011 PDF File 185kb


FACT SHEET #12: Hunters with Disabilities November 2011  PDF File 206 kb


FACT SHEET #13: Understanding the Hunt March 2011 PDF  File 210kb


FACT SHEET #14: Ladies - Let's Go Hunting March 2011  PDF File 191kb


FACT SHEET #15: From the Field to the Table  March 2011 PDF File 212 kb
CLICK HERE: For Additional Information on "From the Field to the Table" & Related Topics


FACT SHEET #16: Hunting - Good Recreation Value for Your Dollar  March 2011  PDF File 192 kb


FACT SHEET #17: What's Bugging Wild Critters  March 2011  PDF File 216 kb


FACT SHEET #18: Field Dressing & Meat Care  March 2011  PDF File 200 kb


FACT SHEET #19: Resources for Teachers & Instructors  March 2011  PDF File 191 kb


FACT SHEET #20: Hunter Education March 2011  PDF File 192kb


FACT SHEET #21: Hunt of a Lifetime  March 2011  PDF File 171kb


FACT SHEET #22: Cougar Hunting in Alberta  September 2011  PDF File 438 kb




Gun Facts - Your Guide to Debunking Gun Control Myths


The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard about Gun Control Is Wrong 
By John R. Lott, Jr.




National Firearms Association



Right to Arms: USA - by David Kopel


The International Coalition for Women in Shooting and Hunting (WiSH)





For Immediate Release: 12/10/2005

Wellington, Colorado -
While all hunting accidents are tragic, especially when non-hunting bystanders are involved, the recent ABC News report about a young woman in Pennsylvania being struck by a bullet is an extremely rare type of accident. In 2002, the most recent year for which hunting accident statistics are compiled, there were approximately 20 million hunters afield. They logged 850 total accidents, 15 involving non-hunting bystanders. "Any hunting injury is one too many. Our hearts go out to Ms. Burns and we wish her a speedy recovery. Our 70,000 volunteer hunter education instructors are working hard to train all hunters to be safe and responsible citizens. Incidents like this strengthen our resolve," said Eric Nuse, Executive Vice President of the International Hunter Education Association.

More facts about 2002 hunting incidents with injury: 

. 20,000,000 total hunters
. 850 total accidents (all types)
. 761 non-fatal accidents
. 89 fatal accidents
. 514 two-party accidents
. 333 self-inflicted accidents (3 unknown)

Hunting accidents have declined by more than 30 percent over a 10-year period.

For more information contact:

Eric Nuse
Executive Vice President
International Hunter Education Association
3725 Cleveland Avenue, P.O. Box 490
Wellington, CO  80549
Phone: (970)-568-7954
Fax:  (970)-568-7955

IHEA Mission:

To continue the heritage of hunting worldwide by developing safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters. 


For Immediate Release: 12/10/2005

A report regarding youth incidents and adult statistics for 2002 has just
been posted on the IHEA website at
http://www.ihea.com/docs/Incident_Reports1. It is listed as 2002 Incident
Data and is in PDF format for easy access to all; we hope that you will find
this report helpful.


Is that a Fact?

How many times have you heard someone say those words, "Is that a fact?" I can remember by Dad saying that to me when I was late for my curfew and my well thought out and earnest explanation didn't quite make the grade in terms of being believable. We find ourselves challenged in this manner, both within and outside of the hunting fraternity as well. Often we hear "coffee shop" talk about the way it really is, how tough the hunting regulations are, how scarce the critters are or how badly someone behaved. Because someone said it, we often just accept it at face value.

At Hunting For Tomorrow, we've heard these comments too and we paid attention to what people were saying, but also what wasn't being said. It is apparent that we need to provide better information and tools to both hunters and non-hunters to better equip them in discussions about general or specific matters related to hunting.

We heard questions like:

"My daughter is 14 and wants to hunt big game with a rifle; can she?"

"Who would I contact to learn more about the various
hunting organizations in Alberta?"

"How many black bear are there in Alberta?"

"It takes me 5 years to get drawn for anything; why is that?"

We can help with these questions and many more. Our first step was to develop a series of Fact Sheets. These one-page information sheets provide a series of concise, easy to read accurate information about various topics. They also include specific contact information for other sources.  The Fact Sheets listed above are those that are completed to date.

So, why is this information important to you? Firstly, it's a source of information that we hope you will use as a handy reference. Secondly, these Fact Sheets were developed as a direct response to some of the comments that we heard from the public opinion consultation process. For example, many people said that a barrier to people hunting, was the complexity of the hunting regulations. While, simplification of the regulations will always be a goal, in the meantime, how can we help minimize the impact of this? One of our responses was to make the information on how to get started and who to talk to for help more available, easier to access and understand.

These Fact Sheets are available from various license vendors, any of the Hunting for Tomorrow coalition members or by downloading the documents in pdf format as indicated above.

Take the opportunity to pick up a few copies and the next time someone asks you a question, hopefully you can give them, "Just the facts."


Another Good Example
of Hunters & Anglers Contributing to
Conservation Across Canada

Industry Canada sources estimate that 8 Million people of all ages fish in Canada.

Canadian anglers spend $6.7 Billion annually (according to Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans figures for the year 2000).

Between 1984 and 1999, anglers and hunters directly contributed more than $335 Million to wildlife habitat conservation.

In 2000 alone, Canadian anglers devoted 1 Million volunteer days to cleaning-up habitat and enhancing the fishing environment.

Canadian hunters donate close to one million hours per year to habitat conservation.

Hunter licence fees brought almost $600 Million to government treasuries.

This information was provided by:
The Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association
427 Pido Road, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6X7
Telephone: 877-822-8881  Fax: 705-742-4038   E-Mail:


Your participation in this coalition maximizes our collective efforts.
Contact us to find out how you may become involved.

Hunting For Tomorrow Foundation
#87, 4003 - 98th Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6M8
Phone: 780-462-2444

AHEIA Phone: 403-252-8474  Email: info@aheia.com


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