Alberta Wolf Hunting with Alpine Outfitters
We have been guiding wolf hunts since 1996. In wolf hunting, it is vital that the guide have an intimate understanding of the area, as well as know the travel habits of the various wolf packs. For these reasons, hunts are conducted from our home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains – an area where I grew up and where I have continually hunted wolves.
We offer winter wolf hunts in northwestern Alberta. Our six day wolf hunts run from January to March each year. During that time, we have been consistently successful in providing our hunters with opportunities to harvest wolves and coyotes. Our success rate has been about 60%, with hunters having 75% opportunity to take a wolf.
Many of the areas we hunt adjoin private ranches where wolves and coyotes regularly prey on cattle. Therefore, the landowners are more than happy to assist us and allow us to operate on their property. There is no limit on the number of wolves or coyotes a hunter may take. All wolves and coyotes taken will be brought back to the lodge for skinning and salting.
The use of logging and oil roads in the area gives us access to large areas of country, even in the deep snows of winter. Wolf hunts take place at baited sites with heated blinds. Tracking and calling of wolf packs is also effective when conditions are favourable.
Expect your shots to be 200 yards when sitting in a blind and closer when calling wolves or coyotes. While in your blind, the guides will be out looking for sign and checking the other baits, making sure that all hunters are in the best location to have a successful hunt.
Temperature and snow conditions can vary greatly from year to year, with average snow depth of 16 inches and average temperature of 0 Fahrenheit. With the use of heated blinds, it is possible to hunt comfortably in the cold weather.