Alberta Professional Outfitters Society

Stewardship & Community

History of Outfitting In Alberta

The passion of the early pioneers continues to motivate Alberta’s modern outfitters. This passion has been seasoned with the development of APOS’s professional leadership. When matched with spectacular scenery and an abundance and diversity of wildlife, it’s no wonder that Alberta continues to remain atop the world’s destinations of choice for professionally guided hunting experiences.


Wildlife Stewardship Fund

Since 2008, APOS’ Wildlife Management Fund (WMF) has contributed over $1.1 million to wildlife stewardship and conservation projects throughout Alberta. Funded through the renewal fees paid by outfitters, the WMF contributes to a wide variety of projects including population surveys, species studies, management software and technology, and more.


Eat Wild Game

Wild Harvest Initiative

By gathering harvest information from across North America, The Wild Harvest Initiative® seeks to better understand the value of wild fish and game consumption from a social and economic standpoint. Ultimately, this project hopes to widen the public discourse on hunting and angling by demonstrating how these traditions are linked to human health and economic prosperity.


Classroom Wildlife Education

The Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS) is proud to offer a wildlife classroom education package. It is designed for Grades 3 through 6 and aligns with Alberta Education curriculum goals. The package explores wildlife identification, conservation efforts, Indigenous perspectives, and careers in fish and wildlife. Along with easy-to-follow lesson plans, an APOS member can be available to assist in the classroom at no charge.



This scholarship is being offered to post-secondary students enrolled in a fish and wildlife management program or related studies. This scholarship is intended to support the dreams and goals of those who are passionate about wildlife conservation and appreciative of the role played by hunters and outfitters. There will be five $1,000 scholarships available annually.


Hunters Sharing the Harvest

From October 15 to December 15, the Alberta Hunters Sharing the Harvest program accepts donations of big game meat for the Food Bank. Game meat provides an excellent source of quality organic protein.