The American badger is classified as Sensitive in the current General Status of Alberta Wild Species
Also see the Status of the American badger in Alberta report at:
In a subsequent detailed status assessment, Alberta's Endangered Species Conservation Committee identified
badger as Data Deficient—a species for which there is not enough current information to determine its status.
See information on the Endangered Species Conservation Committee and Data Deficient Species at:
- The species is dependent on fluctuating ground squirrel populations and may be declining in some areas
of the province.
- Agricultural activities have probably encroached on badger habitat.
- Badgers are trapped, shot and poisoned by humans because their diggings are thought to:
- Cause broken legs in livestock
- Lead to water loss from irrigation canals
- Cause damage to vehicles encountering their burrows
- Cause damage in cemeteries when excavating into graves
The American badger may be hunted, but not trapped, without a licence throughout the province, at all
times of the year.
See details in the Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations. To view the guide online or to order a printed
the My Wild Alberta website at:
Specific season information is provided in the current Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations.
To view the guide
online or to order a printed copy, visit the My Wild Alberta website at:
Updated: May 20, 2014