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.
The CFGA proudly supports the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association (AHEIA). AHEIA is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an ethical, humane and educated Alberta that values wildlife, fish and the environment. In consideration of our goals and objectives, AHEIA is not only offering in-person Conservation Education training but also online Conservation Education training.
The Alberta Conservation and Hunter Education Program is viewed as one of, if not the finest, in North America. Through online training, we are able to provide easily accessible, high-quality instruction to Albertans in the convenience of their homes. As an Association we are working closely with instructors to provide material and information to perpetuate and enhance the excellence of this program.
…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. You must be a member of CFGA 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