wildlife and livestock
Watch out for wildlife on rural roads. Many species are more active during dawn and dusk, particularly deer and moose during the fall mating season.
- To reduce the chance of a collision; stay alert,
- drive at a speed appropriate to the conditions,
- reduce speed at night or where wildlife frequently cross (i.e. wooded areas or near water),
- look for more than one animal as some species travel in groups,
- leave plenty of room when driving around an animal, as frightened animals may run in any direction
A wide variety of wildlife also makes their home in Camrose County. It is important to know how to co-exist with these animals to minimize conflict.
Tips to reduce wildlife damage to your acreage.
- prevention is the best control
- protect high-valued items with fences and physical deterrents
- supply alternative resources so wildlife have less need for the desired items
- provide feed stations, water, and nesting areas
- predation and competition are part of nature you will encounter
Camrose County offers a range of pest control devices for ratepayers.
Although your property may be abundant with deer and other wild animals, they are considered to be a public resource. This means you do not automatically have hunting rights on your land.
Hunting is permitted in Camrose County however, it is important to know the rules and regulations.
- Hunting season runs September 1 to November 30.
- Hunters need permission from the landowner or occupant to hunt on a given property. It is entirely the decision of the landowner or occupant whether to allow hunting on the property.
- Firearms may not be used for hunting in rural villages, hamlets, multi-lot subdivisions, or on County owned property.
- Hunting with a firearm on road allowances is not allowed.
Things to consider if your acreage dream includes animals.
Why do you want to raise animals?
Do you have a way to dispose of manure?
- Proper disposal of manure is important to animal health, odor control, and good relations with your neighbours. The only effective means of fly control is manure management.
Do you have enough forage for your livestock?
- Forage is what animals consume by grazing
- Many livestock are grazed from May through October, hay is fed November through April
Can you use existing buildings for animal shelter or do you need to construct new buildings?
Camrose County Agricultural Services Department is available for advice and assistance.
Insect and Pest Management
Insect Pest problems are often more severe in rural areas because insects are closely associated with plants, wild and domestic animals, organic wastes and ponds.
Pest prevention centers around good sanitation practices;
- Mow yards regularly
- Discard decaying garden produce
- Remove manure from animal pens
- Caulking cracks and crevices around the home exterior
Identify the insect and determine if it is a pest. Most insects are harmless and many are beneficial. Many insects disappear within a few days or weeks and may not require action to control. Learn whether the pest can be controlled using a non-toxic method. If you decide to treat the problem with insecticides, find out what type of chemical is most appropriate.
Species at Risk
Certain plant and animal species have been identified as threatened or endangered species. Management of your lands may be affected if these species are present.
A list of current species at risk is produced by Alberta Fish and Wildlife
For assistance and information please contact Alberta Environment and Parks