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Hunter Harvest Survey

Hunter Harvest Surveys and the Annual Status of Furbearers Survey are important components of managing game in Saskatchewan and provide valuable information for quota and season setting for the upcoming year.

These surveys are now incorporated into HAL – the Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence System. Every hunter or trapper who purchases a licence for which a survey is being conducted, will have the opportunity to fill out a survey. This data is provided to the Ministry of Environment’s wildlife biologists in advance of quota setting for the following year, and allows them to evaluate recent changes in management strategy and identify areas where different management strategies may be warranted. The more surveys completed, the more thorough this evaluation can be.


There are three ways to complete your survey(s):
  1. Sign on to your HAL account at saskatchewanlicences.active.com and select the 'Hunter Harvest Surveys' tab on the left-hand side of the page;
  2. Visit a Ministry of Environment office; or
  3. Call ASPIRA at 1-888-773-8450.

Hunters and trappers who have a survey available to complete will have a message displayed on their HAL web account once they have signed in. Those individuals that provide an email address on their HAL profile will be notified by email when the surveys are available and reminded of pending surveys that have not been completed. These reminders are intended to maximize participation and incorporate the best possible information in the quota and season setting process for the upcoming season.

For the 2018-19 hunting season, survey dates for the following licences are listed below:
  • Saskatchewan Resident Black Bear: May 19, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Canadian Resident Black Bear: May 19, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Draw Moose: October 1, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Regular Moose: September 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Draw Elk: September 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Regular Elk: September 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Draw Pronghorn: October 1, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Draw Either-Sex Mule Deer: September 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Draw Antlerless Mule Deer: September 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Regular Archery Mule Deer: September 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Saskatchewan Resident White-tailed Deer: September 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Saskatchewan Resident Antlerless White-tailed Deer (Regular): September 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Saskatchewan Resident Antlerless White-tailed Deer (Limited): September 15, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Draw Canadian Resident White-tailed Deer: October 1, 2018 to January 20, 2019
  • Saskatchewan Resident Game Bird: January 1, 2019 to January 20, 2019
  • Canadian Resident Game Bird: January 1, 2019 to January 20, 2019
  • Non-resident Game Bird: January 1, 2019 to January 20, 2019
  • Wolf: October 15, 2018 to April 30, 2019
  • Southern Fur Conservation Area: March 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019
  • Northern Fur Conservation Area: March 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019

For the game bird survey, only the number of each upland species is included because waterfowl harvest is captured in the federal harvest survey. We do ask if the hunter hunted waterfowl so we may gauge interest in each group of birds (upland game birds, waterfowl or both).

As an added incentive, all individuals who complete their hunter harvest surveys and/or annual status of furbearer’s survey will be put in a draw for one of several prizes provided by the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and Saskatchewan Black Powder Association Inc.

The winners of this draw for the 2017-18 hunting season were:
Dyrin Demuth (Pierceland, SK)
Steven Jeffers (Prince Albert, SK)
April McGonigle (Unity, SK)
Byron Von Hagen (Lloydminster, AB)
Trevor Lueke (Regina, SK)
Glenn Zapski (Hudson Bay, SK)
Brent Andrew (Saskatoon, SK)

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