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Hunter Harvest Survey

NEW IN 2020: Hunter Harvest Surveys are now mandatory. Hunters are required by law to complete a survey for each licence they purchase, regardless if they hunted or not, prior to the deadline indicated on the licence. Game bird hunters are reminded that the hunter harvest survey (available starting January 1) asks for a total number of birds harvested per Wildlife Management Zone, and we encourage hunters to keep track of this information.

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 currently two ways to complete your survey(s):

  1. Sign on to your HAL account and select the 'Hunter Harvest Surveys' tab on the left-hand side of the page; or
  2. 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 2020-21 hunting season, survey dates for the following licences (including veteran licences) are listed below:

Saskatchewan Resident Black Bear: May 20, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Canadian Resident Black Bear: May 20, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Draw Moose: October 1, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Regular Moose: September 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Draw Elk: September 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Regular Elk: September 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Draw Pronghorn: October 1, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Draw Either-Sex Mule Deer: September 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Draw Antlerless Mule Deer: September 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Regular Archery Mule Deer: September 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Saskatchewan Resident White-tailed Deer: September 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Saskatchewan Resident Antlerless White-tailed Deer (Regular): September 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Saskatchewan Resident Antlerless White-tailed Deer (Limited): September 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Saskatchewan Resident Youth White-tailed Deer: September 15, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Draw Canadian Resident White-tailed Deer: October 1, 2020 to January 20, 2021
Saskatchewan Resident Game Bird: January 1, 2021 to January 20, 2021
Saskatchewan Resident Youth Game Bird: January 1, 2021 to January 20, 2021
Canadian Resident Game Bird: January 1, 2021 to January 20, 2021
Non-resident Game Bird: January 1, 2021 to January 20, 2021
Wolf: October 15, 2020 to April 30, 2021
Southern Fur Conservation Area: March 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Northern Fur Conservation Area: March 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021

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).

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