In response to safety concerns and property damage resulting from an unusually high density of white-tail deer located in and around the community of Magrath, the Magrath town council has formally requested that the department hold a quota hunt for antlerless white-tailed deer in January 2015, similar to quota hunts held in this area in the past.
The town of Magrath has secured agreement for hunting access from landowners on several key properties where the majority of the problem deer are located. During the upcoming quota hunt, it remains the responsibility of the hunter to contact ALL landowners for access to property they wish to hunt on.
The January 2015 quota hunt for antlerless white-tailed deer will consist of three 3-day hunts (Thurs. – Sat.) during the last 3 weeks in January (15th – 17th; 22nd – 24th; 29th – 31st). The quota hunt boundary includes all lands within Township 5, Range 22 West of the 4th Meridian that lie south of highway #5 (excluding lands within Magrath town limits).
The success of this hunt relies on hunter participation and successful harvest of antlerless white-tailed deer. To maximize the likelihood of hunter participation, ESRD staff has set up the licence application process in a way that favors hunters prepared to put effort into applying for a licence.
Hunters must apply for a licence in person on the evening of Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the town hall in Magrath (55 South 1st Street West). The following conditions apply to the application process:
• There are 30 licences available for each of the three seasons for a total of 90 licences.
• Applicants must have a valid WIN card and be eligible to hold a resident hunting licence.
• Only one application per hunter and licences will be granted on a first-come first-served basis.
• Successful applicants will be issued two tags for antlerless white-tailed deer. These tags only become valid once they are used to purchase their antlerless white-tailed deer quota licence.
• Successful applicants must purchase their quota hunt licence on-line at www.albertarelm.com.
• All normal federal and provincial laws, rules and regulations related to hunting in the province of Alberta apply.
In the event that all licenses are not issued on January 8, 2015 applications can be made in person at the Environment and Sustainable Resource Development office in Lethbridge (530 – 8th Street South, 2nd Floor) during regular business hours.
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On behalf of Mayor and Council, we would like to congratulate our school’s Zenith and Panda volleyball teams and their coaches, families and supporters on their tremendous achievement this past weekend. Your hard work and dedication paid off and we are all very proud of you.