About APOS and Alberta's Outfitting Industry

The Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS) is a not for profit, Delegated Administrative Organization (DAO), administering the outfitted-hunting industry in Alberta. Established in 1997, it is an arms-length, self-funded, legal entity with the purpose of delivering services traditionally handled by government.

There are over 500 member Outfitter-Guides and 1400 Guides registered through APOS that provide big game, waterfowl and upland bird game hunts to several thousand clients each year. You can access the Member Directory here.

Alberta’s outfitting industry is an active participant in the province’s conservation community and contributes considerable funding to aerial surveying, conservation projects and research initiatives, through our Wildlife Management Fund, in addition to the significant contributions of time, money and services donated by individual outfitters.

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Alberta's outfitters were some of the earliest pioneers of the tourism industry in our province, with the first guided hunts taking clients into Alberta’s rugged backcountry in the late 1800s. Today our industry welcomes nearly 10,000 clients a year to rural Alberta, creating a total economic contribution of $105 million annually. APOS became the delegated administrative organization for the outfitting industry in Alberta in 1997. Today our society represents 500 professional outfitters and nearly 1,600 hunting guides. Our sector contributes significantly to wildlife stewardship in our province, with over $1.1 million dollars going towards conservation initiatives since 2008.

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Board of Directors

Meet Our 2018 Board

The Board of Directors consists of nine members, of which eight are Outfitter-Guide Permit holders (members) elected annually at the APOS Convention and General Meeting. One Board member is appointed by the Alberta Environment and Parks.

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Staff

Our Staff is Here to Help You

Working together to support the outfitted-hunting industry from the APOS Head office in Edmonton is this staff of knowledgeable individuals. They are committed to providing quality service to the APOS membership and the Board of Directors to coordinate and fulfill the goals and objectives of the organization.

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Awards

The Guide of the Year and Outfitter of the Year awards recognize professionalism and outstanding service among the ranks of Designated Guides and Outfitter-Guides in Alberta. The Special Award recognize lifetime achievements or outstanding contributions to the outfitted hunting industry in Alberta.

The awards are presented at the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society’s AGM in Nisku on December 7-8, 2018.

This year the awards have been generously sponsored by the Boone & Crockett Club and Sitka. The award recipients will receive a highly coveted Boone &Crockett belt buckle and a head-to-toe Sitka outfit.

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Events

APOS Annual General Meeting & Convention

The 2019 Annual General Meeting and Convention is scheduled for December 13 & 14, 2019.

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Contact Us

APOS is here to answer all of your outfitting and traveling hunting related questions.

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