The Sharp-tailed Grouse Tours have been
lead by Laurence Hoover for about 10 years now, on behalf of the Wainwright Wildlife and Conservation Society.
These tours visit the Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit Wainwright and have their full cooperation.
This area of northeastern Alberta has highest density and counts of breeding Sharp-tailed Grouse
in the province. Although habitat removal is a problem for Sharp-tails throughout the southern portions
of their extensive range, the protection they receive on Wainwright Base is sufficient to allow a well-regulated
hunt in the late summer/fall. However, the spring is reserved for viewing. And the views from the Wildlife
Society blinds are outstanding.