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Big Game Draw

Results of the 2020 Saskatchewan resident big game draw are now available on HAL.

The Big Game Draw application period will open May 1 to May 25, 2020.

The status of your application(s) can be reviewed through your HAL account. If you require assistance with your account, call the Aspira help desk at 1-888-773-8450. Email notifications will be sent to applicants with valid email addresses. However, successful email delivery cannot be guaranteed. Please review you draw results through your HAL account.

For season dates, see the 2020 Saskatchewan Hunters and Trappers Guide.

How to Apply

  • You must submit your application for the big game draw through your HAL account.
  • You can also review the details and status of submitted applications, look up draw results and make changes to your application any time before the May 25 application deadline.
  • Before applying, ensure you have reviewed the Saskatchewan Big Game Draw Supplement for available hunts, correct hunt designations, bag limits and season dates.
  • Keep in mind that the HAL number and date of birth will also need to be entered for each group member added to your application.

If you are drawn, you can purchase your licence beginning August 1:

HAL Account

A HAL account is required for all hunters applying for the big game draw. If you are applying with a group, be aware that each group member's HAL number and date of birth must be entered onto the application.

Through your HAL account, you are able to:

  • review your pool status;
  • review and update submitted applications;
  • look up draw results; and
  • purchase draw licences (beginning August 1).

Eligibility

Make sure you meet all eligibility requirements, such as firearm safety/hunter education certification, prior to submitting an application. It is an offence to falsify information on an application or use the licence of another person.

Only Saskatchewan residents can apply for the Saskatchewan big game draw. A Saskatchewan resident is:

  • a Canadian resident whose principal residence is in Saskatchewan and has lived in the province for three months immediately prior to applying for a licence and possesses a valid Saskatchewan health services card (including RCMP);
  • a member of the regular force of the Canadian Armed Forces who is stationed and residing in the province; or
  • a member of the regular force of the Canadian Armed Forces who was a Saskatchewan resident when recruited or deployed from the province.

Applicants must be 12 years of age or older at the time of application. All applicants born after January 1, 1971 must graduate from a firearm safety/hunter education (saskhuntered.ca) course before applying.

Declining Licences and Maintain Pool Status

Hunters who are drawn for three or more draw species may decline awarded licence(s) and maintain their pool status. However, they must keep the awarded licence(s) for at least two species (i.e. a hunter drawn for three species may decline awarded licences for one species only, a hunter drawn for four species may decline awarded licences for one or two species, and so on). All eligible hunters wishing to decline awarded licences must notify the Ministry of Environment by email at centre.inquiry@gov.sk.ca by July 31. No awarded draw licences can be declined past this date.

See Frequently Asked Questions for more information on changes.

All applicants are advised to read the Saskatchewan Resident Big Game Draw Supplement for further details on changes, as well as updated information on available hunts, tentative quotas and season dates.

Youth Draw

Hunters 12 to 15 years of age can apply for the youth draw for antlerless mule deer by selecting "Youth Draw" in the draw menu. This process provides a greater opportunity for young hunters to be selected. A youth may apply for both "Antlerless Mule Deer" and the "Youth Draw" by using separate applications.

An applicant cannot be drawn for both antlerless mule deer and the youth draw. If an applicant is initially drawn for both antlerless mule deer and the youth draw, preference is given to the antlerless mule deer draw and his/her "Youth Draw" application will be removed.

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