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Licences for Canadian Armed Forces Veterans

Hunting and Angling Licences for Canadian Armed Forces Veterans

In recognition of their service, Saskatchewan will provide free hunting and angling licences for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces beginning in the 2019-2020 licensing year.

Free licences for regular hunting and angling opportunities will be available to Saskatchewan and Canadian resident veterans starting on Friday, April 12, 2019, and will be subject to an initial verification process to confirm eligibility. They do not apply to Big Game Draw licences or outfitted licence opportunities.

Saskatchewan and Canadian resident Armed Forces veterans who were honourably discharged from the Armed Forces are eligible. The types of licences available free of charge are listed below.

Completing the verification process

The licences are subject to a one-time verification process to update the automated Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence (HAL) system. Verification can be completed at a ministry field office or by emailing the required information to the ministry.

Once eligibility has been confirmed, customers will be able to purchase veteran licences using any sales channel.

Verification at a ministry office

Canadian and Saskatchewan resident veterans who visit a ministry office will be able to receive a licence immediately upon verification.

The following documentation is required when visiting a ministry field office to verify veteran and residency status:

  • One of the following forms indicating service and honourable discharge:
    1. National Defense Identification Certificate
    2. Picture or copy of Certificate of Service
    3. Release or Discharge Certificate
  • Photo identification indicating date of birth and current address. In the absence of photo identification, two pieces of acceptable identification are required.

Email verification

Clients choosing email verification will be required to provide information a minimum of three business days in advance of requesting a licence in order to verify the information and update the HAL system.

The following information is required for email verification of veteran status and residency, and can be sent to HAL.Services@gov.sk.ca:

  • Client must provide a valid HAL account number. Information on how to establish a HAL account in advance of applying can be found on the HAL system website.
  • One of the following forms indicating service and honourable discharge:
    1. National Defense Identification Certificate
    2. Picture or copy of Certificate of Service
    3. Release or Discharge Certificate
  • Photo identification indicating date of birth and current address. In the absence of photo identification, two pieces of acceptable identification are required.
  • Completed Declaration and Consent form.

What licence types are available free to eligible veterans?

New Licence Types for Veterans

Angling
  • Resident Veteran Angling Licence
  • Resident Canadian Veteran Angling Licence
Big Game
  • First Saskatchewan Resident Veteran White-tailed Deer Licence
  • Second Saskatchewan Resident Veteran White-tailed Deer Licence
  • First Saskatchewan Resident Veteran Antlerless White-tailed Deer licence
  • Second Saskatchewan Resident Veteran Antlerless White-tailed Deer Licence
  • Saskatchewan Resident Veteran Moose Licence
  • Saskatchewan Resident Veteran Elk Licence
  • Saskatchewan Resident Veteran Black Bear Licence
  • Canadian Resident Veteran Black Bear Licence
  • Saskatchewan Resident Veteran Wolf Licence
  • Saskatchewan Resident Veteran Archery Mule Deer Licence
Game Bird
  • Saskatchewan Resident Veteran Game Bird Licence
  • Canadian Resident Veteran Game Bird Licence
Habitat Licence
  • Veteran Wildlife Habitat Licence

*Please note that licence names may appear as abbreviations on the HAL website when purchasing a licence.

Can I get a refund if I purchased a regular licence rather than a veteran’s licence?

Clients choosing email verification will be required to provide information a minimum of three business days in advance of requesting a licence in order to verify the information and update the HAL system. Any veteran who provides adequate notice, but due to processing delays is required to pay for a regular licence, will be refunded the licence fee and issued a free veteran licence.

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