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Educating Albertans on the Importance of Protecting the Wildlife and Wild Places We All Love


Take a Stand for Conservation Education

The Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association (AHEIA) is a not-for-profit organization that works to educate the public on the importance of protecting the places and wildlife cherished by Albertans. Join the AHEIA family and help us educate the public on the importance of conserving the wild for the generations of tomorrow.

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Help educate Albertans on the importance of protecting the places and wildlife we all cherish. The goal of Conservation Education is to “increase the level of public commitment to wildlife and fisheries conservation”.

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2020 Alberta Provincial Hunting Day

The fourth Saturday of September has been known as Provincial Hunting Day in Alberta since 2007. This day is a reminder to all Albertans of our hunting heritage and the importance of wildlife management and conservation – especially in our province.
We celebrated Provincial Hunting Day 2020 on September 26 with a free day-long event at AHEIA’s Calgary Firearms Centre. With limited capacity due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, we were forced to turn away hundreds who wished to participate.

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Trail Cameras For Beginners

Scouting for big game can be done for many different reasons.  It can be a hobby, a means to a better hunting season, a recreational activity, an obsession, or any combination of these.  Scouting can look different to everyone from having boots on the ground to using technology to help.  I am a big fan of trail cameras and find it interesting and exciting to check them on a regular basis to see what animals happen to pass by my cameras.  Trail cameras can be a fun hobby on its own or a means to enhance our hunting experience, plus it is an excuse to be out of the house and in the field.

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AHEIA’s Rifle Sight-in Workshop

As ethical hunters, we must do everything we can to ensure that we harvest our game ethically and humanely. If there is a new hunter, we should do our best to make sure they are well prepared before going on a hunt.

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