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Hunters game for Sunday draw

By April 29, 2022No Comments
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Hunters are setting their sights on big game day this Sunday.

Saskatchewan’s big game draw opens on May 1 with hunters having until May 25 to submit their online applications.

Hunters are encouraged to apply early and to use the online residency verification tool to avoid complications.

The draw is used to allocate a limited number of hunting licences to Saskatchewan residents in a transparent and equitable manner. 

This year’s draw includes licences for elk, moose, pronghorn, either-sex mule deer and antlerless mule deer.

“The opening of the Big Game Draw is always a highly anticipated date for hunters in our province,” Environment Minister Warren Kaeding said. 

“The demand for hunting tags speaks to the interest in Saskatchewan’s diverse hunting opportunities. I wish all applicants good luck in this year’s draw.”

The draw is administered through the Saskatchewan Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence (HAL) system. Hunters can submit, review and update their applications, check pool status history and purchase a draw licence through their HAL accounts.

Hunters should review the 2022 big game draw supplement for information on quotas for draw species or changes prior to submitting their draw application. 

The supplement can be found at saskatchewan.ca/hunting.

Draw results will be available through HAL accounts in June, with the exception of pronghorn, which will be available in mid-July. 

Although draw applicants are sent a notification of their results, hunters are responsible for looking up their results through their HAL account.

Successful applicants will be able to purchase licences through their HAL accounts beginning Aug. 1.

For information on your HAL account or assistance with completing a draw application, please visit saskatchewanhal.ca or call 1-888-773-8450.

If you have questions about your pool status or hunting in Saskatchewan, contact the Ministry of Environment’s Inquiry Centre at 1-800-567-4224 or centre.inquiry@gov.sk.ca.