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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 2019-20 hunting season, survey dates for the following licences are listed below:

Saskatchewan Resident Black Bear: May 17, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Canadian Resident Black Bear: May 17, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Draw Moose: October 1, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Regular Moose: September 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Draw Elk: September 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Regular Elk: September 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Draw Pronghorn: October 1, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Draw Either-Sex Mule Deer: September 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Draw Antlerless Mule Deer: September 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Regular Archery Mule Deer: September 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Saskatchewan Resident White-tailed Deer: September 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Saskatchewan Resident Antlerless White-tailed Deer (Regular): September 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Saskatchewan Resident Antlerless White-tailed Deer (Limited): September 15, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Draw Canadian Resident White-tailed Deer: October 1, 2019 to January 20, 2020
Saskatchewan Resident Game Bird: January 1, 2020 to January 20, 2020
Canadian Resident Game Bird: January 1, 2020 to January 20, 2020
Non-resident Game Bird: January 1, 2020 to January 20, 2020
Wolf: October 15, 2019 to April 30, 2020
Southern Fur Conservation Area: March 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020
Northern Fur Conservation Area: March 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020

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.

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