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Big Game Draw

Results of the 2019 Saskatchewan resident big game draw will be available in June.
The big game draw application period begins on May 1 and closes at midnight on May 25. Carefully review your submission and submit it prior to the deadline. Once draw results are available, 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; however, successful email delivery cannot be guaranteed. Please review your draw results through your HAL account.

If you are drawn, you can purchase your licence beginning August 1:
  • Through your Saskatchewan Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence (HAL) system account;
  • At any Saskatchewan hunting licence issuer;
  • At a Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment field office or select provincial park office; or
  • By phone using a credit card at 1-855-4773 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Please allow 10 business days for delivery.

New!

Changes to the big game draw pool system were implemented in 2018. As a result, a new D pool is in effect for the 2019 big game draw. All successfully drawn 2018 applicants and first-time applicants will be placed in the D pool for 2019. This change will reduce the number of applicants entering the Super A pool each year, increasing your odds of being drawn.

See Frequently Asked Questions for more information on changes.

All applicants are advised to read the 2019 Saskatchewan Resident Big Game Draw Supplement for further details on changes, as well as updated information on available hunts, tentative quotas and season dates.

Guidance

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 submit false information 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 been living in the province for three months prior to applying for a licence and possesses a valid Saskatchewan health services card;
  • 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.
To apply for Saskatchewan resident licences, you must have active Saskatchewan health benefits. Ensure your HAL information matches the information on your Saskatchewan health services card, including name, date of birth and gender. Applicants are advised to apply early and complete the Saskatchewan residency verification process.

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.

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.

How To Apply

  • You must submit your application for the big game draw through your HAL account by midnight on May 25.
  • You can also review the details and status of submitted applications, look up draw results and make changes to your application before the 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.
  • The HAL number and date of birth must be included on the application for each member of your group.

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

  • Through your HAL account;
  • At any Saskatchewan hunting licence issuer;
  • At a Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment field office or select provincial park office; or
  • By phone using a credit card at 1-855-4773 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Please allow 10 business days for delivery.

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