WHO IS HUNTING FOR TOMORROW
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Congratulations to Alberta Fish and Game Association
on being awarded the Minister’s Special Licence program for 2013 to 2018.
From 2007 to 2012, the Minister’s Special Licence program was jointly administered by the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association, the Conservation Education W.I.S.E. Foundation and Hunting For Tomorrow known as Alberta’s Conservation Collaboration.
During that period of time, nearly $2 million was raised for the betterment of wildlife through the raffle and auction sales of three Special Licences for: Elk, Bighorn Sheep and Mule Deer.
Eligible Alberta organizations made application to the fund for financial support of projects or materials for the betterment of Alberta’s wildlife or habitat. Each year a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) met to review the applications and allocate funding. To date, 175 applications were received and over 105 applicants received funding. (Note: The deadline is December 31, 2012 for applications for funds raised in 2012.)
Next Contract Term:
In September, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development posted a Request For Quotes to deliver this program for the period 2013 to 2018.
Two applicants bid for this contract, one being our Conservation Collaboration and the other being the Alberta Fish and Game Association. On December 3, 2012 it was announced that the contract had been awarded to the Alberta Fish and Game Association. For information about the Minister’s Special Licence program for 2013 to 2018, please contact the Alberta Fish and Game Association at 780.437.2342 or visit their website at www.afga.org
On behalf of the Alberta Conservation Collaboration; the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association, the Conservation Education WISE Foundation and Hunting For Tomorrow, we wish to extend our appreciation to all those people who supported the program by assisting with the sale of the auction items and the raffle tickets, those who purchased raffle tickets and bid on the permits at auction and the Wild Sheep Foundation, National and the Alberta chapters, who worked diligently to maximize the value of these permits.
Many thanks to the organizations and individuals who received funding from this program and did their part to contribute to Alberta’s wildlife and wild places.
ALBERTA MINISTER'S SPECIAL LICENSE
BIGHORN SHEEP . MULE DEER . ELK
Since 1995, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development has offered these special permits, in partnership with Alberta conservation organizations. Funds raised from both the sale of the auction and raffle permits are managed under a segregated fund. Each year, applicants (individuals or organizations) apply to this fund for financial assistance for their conservation projects. Categories include wildlife management, habitat improvement or conservation education. A Program Advisory Committee (PAC), comprised of representatives from various conservation organizations within Alberta meets to review, rank and allocate funding. Since the introduction of these permits, nearly $5 million dollars has been raised and re-invested in Alberta for wildlife, habitat and education programs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Conservation Education WISE Foundation
Mr. Bob Gruszecki ~ (403) 319-2275 ~ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association
Mr. Dave Paplawski ~ (403) 319-2277 ~ E-mail: email@example.com
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those rushing to be certified by the hunting season
and unable to find a class that suits them,
See below for a brief summary.
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Reaching out to
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As you are likely aware, a portion of the funds from the WIN renewals ($4.00 to $8.00 increase) have been used to expand the hunting and fishing licensing system to the internet. This expansion started in December 2004 and will continue to be expanded and developed on an ongoing basis.
This system is now on-line and you may visit the site at www.albertarelm.com
The site allows the WIN card holder to log in using their WIN number and the appropriate identification information that they used to purchase this WIN card (drivers license, health care, etc.) Once in the site the WIN card holder can review historical draw information over the past five years and, when functional, will be able to check for their draw results. The system allows the inquirer to sort their information in a variety of ways (by year, by species, by priority, etc.)
The system is easy to navigate and understand and will be a valuable resource to WIN card holders.
We encourage you to visit this new web-site.
Here is some great news about a series of hunting shows that are being featured in Canada.
shows are aired on Global TV:
They are also aired on Wild
Northern Alberta Chapter of Safari Club
International has initiated a grant review process
The new ABA Bulletins will feature up to the minute information on a multitude of different topics relating to archery, hunting and bowhunting issues and what the ABA is up to. These bulletins are produced by ABA executive, committee chairpersons, members and representatives.
EHUNT.ca & HFT
The staff at eHunt.ca are committed to helping associations, foundations and other organizations raise money for the outdoors enthusiast. They go to the extreme to make sure that only outdoors related products are listed on eHunt.ca to make it a place that the outdoorsman or woman can go to find the goods that they are looking for.
In Alberta, we are fortunate to have so many dedicated organizations working on our behalf. We have had a number of inquiries about memberships and renewals with various organizations, so we would just like to remind you that memberships and renewals are due now. Please do your part by showing YOUR support with your various membership purchases.