Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Saskatchewan’s 2019 Big Game Draw Opens Online May 1

Released on April 30, 2019

Saskatchewan’s big game draw opens on May 1 and hunters have until midnight on May 25 to submit their online applications.

“Saskatchewan’s big game draw continues to be very popular and remains an important milestone for the hunting community,” Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said.  “The Ministry of Environment continues to work with stakeholders to improve the process and encourages all hunters to apply early.”

Changes to the big game draw pool system were implemented in 2018 when the draw was expanded from four to six priority pools.  Beginning this year, all first-time applicants will be placed in the D pool.  They will be joined in that pool by all successfully drawn applicants from 2018 in an effort to reduce the number of applicants entering the Super A pool each year.


The application process remains unchanged and information regarding the application, priority pools, wildlife management zone (WMZ) quotas and detailed application instructions can be found online at www.saskatchewanlicences.active.com

Apply early and use the online residency verification tool to avoid complications.  Draws for several of the species receive a high number of applications compared to the number of licences available.  For these species, the odds of being drawn will be low, even for applications in the top priority pool.

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

Draw results will be available through the HAL accounts around mid-June, with the exception of pronghorn, which will be available around mid-July.  Applicants are responsible for checking their own draw results.

Successful applicants will be able to purchase licences through their HAL accounts beginning August 1, 2019.

For information on your HAL account or assistance with completing an application, please call 1-888-773-8450.  If you have questions about your pool status or hunting in Saskatchewan, call the Ministry of Environment’s Inquiry Line at 1-800-567-4224.  Further information about the big game draw is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/hunting.

-30-

For more information, contact:

Jamie Gibson
Environment
Regina
Phone: 306-798-3900
Email: jamie.gibson@gov.sk.ca

For Public Inquiries:
Ministry of Environment Inquiry Line
Phone: 1-800-567-4224

Email: centre.inquiry@gov.sk.ca

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve