As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment will provide updates regarding any changes related to hunting and angling activities due to the pandemic.
Saskatchewan's Chief Medical Health Officer has not issued any orders specific to angling and/or hunting seasons at this time.
At all times, individuals are expected to follow the province's Public Health Orders and physical distancing guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health. Phase One of the Re-open Saskatchewan plan also contains guidance for outdoor activities including angling and camping, and is updated regularly.
Specific guidance for angling and hunting activities includes, but is not limited to:
- Adhering to all travel advisories and self-isolation requirements.
- Travel restrictions may be in effect for some areas so please check your destination before leaving home.
- Passengers in boats do not have to be from the same household, but must maintain as much separation as possible.
- Shoreline anglers must adhere to a strict two-metre distance between individuals.
- All angling and hunting regulations and licensing requirements are still in effect.
The Ministry of Environment's Conservation Officer Service is continuing to operate across the province.
Prior to purchasing your licence, please ensure that you have considered any restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as travel and group size restrictions. Licence fees are non-refundable.
Please note Ministry of Health guidelines on social gatherings during the pandemic in relation to competitive fishing events. The ministry is not issuing licences for competitive fishing events at this time.
Angling and hunting licences continue to be available online through Saskatchewan's Online Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence (HAL) system.
Ministry of Environment field office front desk services are closed to the public until further notice.
Angling and hunting licences may be available in-person through private vendors that are continuing to operate. It is suggested to check vendor websites or call ahead.
Issued outfitting licences remain valid, and the Ministry of Environment will continue to issue licences. The most current guidance for outfitters and their clients may be found on the Re-Open Saskatchewan web page.