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If you want trophy class potential, then Alberta is the place to go, and Trophy Hunters Alberta should be your outfitter of choice. During the 2001 season, our 71 hunters harvested 6 record book animals followed up by 2 book animals in the record hot fall of 2002 and 4 book animals in 2003.

Also during 2001, a new world record archery whitetail (#2 B&C) was harvested in one of Alberta's two famous 'Bow Zones' by resident Wayne Zaft. This deer grossed 222 B&C and netted 208 6/8.

In 2003, Trophy Hunters Alberta guide Matthew Beckman harvested a new Alberta record archery mule deer that scored 226 P&Y.

Also in 2003, Alberta produced the new world record P&Y archery non-typical elk with a score of 422 4/8 P&Y.

The world record Hanson 213 1/8 typical whitetail deer was taken just east of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border in 1993 and broke the former 80 year old world record Jordan whitetail buck record by seven inches. Stephen Jansen's typical whitetail held our former provincial record with a score of 204 1/4, however, this has been replaced by the aforementioned Zaft whitetail, harvested last fall, which scored 208 6/8 net typical. In the non-typical category, Alberta has produced Neil Morin's 279 6/8 point whitetail, followed by Doug Klinger's 277 5/8 and Jerry Froma's 267 7/8 non-typical whitetails respectively. There are potentially comparable deer in our extensive zones.

In the Third Edition of the Boone and Crockett Club's 'Records of North American Whitetail Deer', they list the top ten typical and non-typical deer ever taken. Alberta is home to three of these bucks; no other single state or province has more deer on the list.

 
WHITETAIL TYPICAL RECORDS
Score Date Owner Where taken
208 6/8 2001 Wayne Zaft Edmonton
204 2/8 1967 Stephen Jansen Beaverdam Ck.
199 5/8* 1991 Don McGarvey Edmonton
198 4/8 1981 Morris Kimball Edgerton
197 3/8 1992 L. Youngman Mann Lakes
192 7/8 1992 Norman Trudeau Wabatansik Ck.
192 0/8* 1999 Jim Hole Edmonton
190 7/8 1997 Rob Kowalyshyn Warburg
190 5/8 1969 Eugene Bolle Buffalo Lake
190 3/8 1984 Glen R. Davis Westlock
188 4/8 1977 Norm Salminen Metiskow
188 3/8 1991 Edwin Koberstein Red Deer
   
WHITETAIL NON-TYPICAL RECORDS
Score Date Owner Where taken
279 6/8 1991 Neil Morin Whitemud Ck.
277 5/8 1976 Doug Klinger Hardisty
267 7/8 1984 Jerry Froma Shoal Lake
256 5/8 1993 Keith Hahmer Pickup
255 6/8 1998 Michael Braund Lac LaBiche
255 4/8 1973 Leo Eklund Pigeon Lake
252 6/8 1998 Don Brenneman Sandy Lake
248 4/8 1995 Don Mayer Millet Millet
245 0 1991 Mike Crustawka Rocky Mt. Hse
44 1/8 1989 David Rogers Drayton Valley
       
       
   
 

The world record non-typical mule deer, a 355 2/8 monster harvested by Ed Broder, is from Alberta, while Alberta's record typical mule deer scored 201 3/4 points for Dale Ophus. In fact, Alberta has produced more big muley bucks in the past decade than it has in the previous century, and is fast becoming known as North America's premier trophy mule deer hunting destination.

MULE DEER TYPICAL RECORDS
Score Date Owner Where taken
206 0/8 1996 Chad Lyttle Crooked Creek
201 6/8 1989 Dale Ophus Saddle Hills
201 0/8 1999 Bob Lindsay Consort
199 5/8 1997 Gordon Kulak Highvale
199 4/8 1981 D. Baldie Medicine Hat
198 6/8 1960 Chas. Lundgard Hines Creek
195 7/8 1999 Darla Cyr WMU 162
195 5/8 1993 Gary McDonald Saddle Hills
195 1/8 1991 Gary Padlesky Milk River
194 5/8 1988 Gerald Carter Peace River
   
MULE DEER NON-TYPICAL RECORDS
Score Date Owner Where taken
355 2/8 1926 Ed Broder Chip Lake
292 7/8 1960 Philip Pearman Rimbey
262 3/8 unk Derold Erickson Unknown
261 1/8 1933 George Mahachak Manning
257 7/8 1946 Victor Mercier Manning
256 7/8 1993 Henry Thomas Swan Hill
254 4/8 1930 O.Schmalzbauer Maloy
250 0/8 1940 Jack Frey Unknown
249 0/8 1993 Amos Neufeld Elnora
247 5/8 1941 Eric Westergreen Waterton Park
   
 

Clarence Brown's Alberta record elk scored 419 3/4 followed closely by Bruce Hale's 418 point monster.

ELK RECORDS
Score Date Owner Where taken
19 6/8 1977 Clarence Brown Panther River
18 0/8 1971 Bruce Hale Muddywater Riv.
402 5/8 1946 Henry Folkman Red Deer River
402 2/8 1984 Robert Jochim Dogrib Creek
400 7/8 1963 Ray Hindmarsh Rock Lake
399 2/8 1952 Ralph Fry Ram River
398 0/8 1977 Monty Adams WMU 300
396 1/8 1968 Harold Vaughn Rock Lake
394 2/8 1938 George Brown Panther River
394 2/8 1976 Roy Crawford Granbirn Gap
   
 

Our best Western Canada moose was measured at 226 7/8 points with the next five contenders all exceeding 220 points.

Dan Parrott's 378 6/8 SCI Western Canada moose was shot on a filmed hunt, for his TV program "Outdoor Traditions," on a hunt with our company in October 1999. Watch for the ongoing TV Special on Dan's successful moose hunt with Trophy Hunters Alberta.

Brad Miller, along with guide Mark Parsons, harvested a new SCI world record rifle Shiras moose that scored 461 7/8 SCI and had a 61" spread. To view Brad's new world record rifle shiras moose, click here. Mark guides these special "Record Book" hunts for Trophy Hunters Alberta. In the last 4 years, our 15 hunters have harvested 13 moose, with 6 moose making the "book", including Brad Miller's SCI world record.

WESTERN CANADA MOOSE RECORDS
Score Date Owner Where taken
266 7/8 1978 Tim Harbridge Whitecourt
225 0/8 1960 Carl J. Buchanan Driftwood River
224 0/8 unk Gordon Klebe Fort McMurray
222 7/8 1975 Glenn Dul House Mountain
222 0/8 1947 Man. Dominguez Clearwater River
220 7/8 1984 Bob Bergera Whitecourt
217 2/8 1977 Frank Baldwin Firebag River
217 0/8 1986 Ed Sikorski Slave Lake
215 3/8 1960 Russell S. Watts Meekwap Lake
215 3/8 1971 Artie G. Brown Latornell River
   
 

Alberta consistently produces Pope & Young and Boone & Crockett record book big game. Although not the usual case, hunters have been known to pass on a 300 class elk, since we have been frequently able to spot 330 plus class elk in the same territory. Our mule deer hunters have been known to pass up many 140 class animals, since they realize there are larger mule deer available.

We want our hunters to get their chance at the 'big one' as much as they do. As Alberta's largest outfitter, we have the allocations, experience and expertise to provide our hunting guests with rofessionally run big game hunts, customized to their individual aspirations and expectations.

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