The Calgary Fish & Game Association is committed to ensuring that hunters’ rights are protected for generations to come. We believe in responsible management of Alberta’s wildlife resources and believe that educating today’s generation is the key to preserving this way of life for tomorrow.
Are you interested in hunting but you’re not quite sure how to get started?
In an effort to promote the outdoors lifestyle, CFGA proudly sponsors AHEIA’s Hunter’s Education program – sending several members to participate in this exceptional course, which teaches participants the fundamentals of responsible hunting practice. Once the student has successfully completed the program, they will be eligible to apply for their hunting license and tags for various species. This program is equally suited to youth or adults interested in taking the next steps towards their first outdoors adventure.
…this program is much more than a course on safe hunting practices. Course participants not only learn about conservation, they also become ambassadors, passing on knowledge and passion to their children, parents, friends and neighbors. For that and the many other contributions your organization makes to the quality of life in our province, I thank you.
– The Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta, Feb 6, 2010
CFGA’s Field Mentorship Program provides youth that express interest in hunting with the opportunity to learn from one or more of the club’s hunting veterans. The mentor will help to expand upon the training given by AHEIA’s Hunter Education program by providing practical field experience related to tracking and spotting animals in the wild. The youth hunter will gain practical knowledge about terrain and the tools required for both survival and processing game in the field. This program has limited availability and dependent on volunteer mentors, so please inquire for additional information and upcoming opportunities to participate.
2018 marked the first year of CFGA’s Field Mentorship Program, with club president, Joe Baranyay, taking youth hunter, Rory MacLeod out into the wild for his very first white tailed deer hunt. The hunt was a huge success! Here’s a recap in Rory’s own words:
“This winter I was out on a mentor hunt with Joe. You guys helped set that up and for that I thank you. Thank you to Joe Baranyay, he is an amazing kind man. He taught me a lot about hunting and animals. How to clean an animal and make a clean ethical shot. He is truly one of a kind. Joe has got me hooked on hunting and I can’t wait till next November. Here’s a picture of Joe and I with my first ever doe!” – Rory MacLeod