2019 Canadian hunting hot spots for deer, moose, elk and more

Attention big-game hunters: Get ready to smile, because most of you have a lot to look forward to this fall. That’s the conclusion based on interviews with provincial and territorial wildlife managers across the country. White-tailed deer and elk are doing well, moose and mule deer numbers may be down, but they’re recovering, and black bears are abundant everywhere. There are also numerous wolves in most jurisdictions, and the hunting seasons are generous.


The only real storm cloud in our annual forecast of Canada’s favourite big-game animals is that most caribou populations continue to face serious problems. On balance, though, things are looking up for most other species, the current challenges in B.C notwithstanding. From coast to coast to coast, here’s what hunters across the land can expect to find when they head afield this fall.

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For links to all provincial and territorial hunting regulations, go to www.outdoorcanada.ca/huntingregs