Big Game Draw coming up in May

Apr 27, 2023 | 1:46pm

Saskatchewan residents, especially farmers, interested in big game hunting, mark your calendars. Beginning on Monday, hunters can apply for the chance to be drawn for elk, moose, pronghorn or mule deer. The province says applications must be submitted online through the Saskatchewan Hunting, Angling, and Trapping Licence (HAL) system by 4 p.m. on May 25th. […]

MPs put discussion of gun bill on pause for holidays amid concern over hunting rifles

Dec 15, 2022 | 2:56pm

MPs studying the government’s proposed definition of an assault-style firearm will resume talks next month about whether to hear from additional witnesses amid concerns the change would ban some common hunting rifles. The House of Commons public safety committee, which is conducting a clause-by-clause review of a Liberal firearm-control bill, did not meet Thursday as […]

Sask targets six wildlife zones for CWD testing this fall

Oct 4, 2022 | 11:44am

The Saskatchewan ministry of the Environment is targeting six wildlife zones for chronic wasting disease testing this fall. Hunters for deer, moose or elk in wildlife zones 2w,9,10,35,37 or 50 are encouraged to submit samples for chronic wasting disease testing. These zones, the boreal transition zones and those along the eastern border are specifically targeted […]

Technical issues extend province’s Big Game Draw

May 28, 2022 | 8:33am

After some technical difficulties Wednesday night, the province’s big game draw and Canadian resident white tailed deer draw will be re-opened and the deadline extended until next week The Ministry of Environment apologized for the issues that arose that verified Saskatchewan residency and affected access to the draws. The deadline has been extended until 5 […]

Sask RM’s push for steps to control mule deer numbers

Mar 21, 2022 | 11:38am

  Saskatchewan rural municipalities are asking the province to take steps to reduce the wild deer population. President Ray Orb says there are huge herds of deer and elk in some areas, causing a lot of damage to farmers hay land and hay stacks. He says it is a particular concern, especially following last year’s […]

Anishinabe Nations Treaty Authority disappointed with lack of notice with forestry removal

Nov 14, 2021 | 7:01am

The Anishinabe Nations Treaty Authority (ANTA) have been frustrated with the provinces lack of notice and informed consent when it comes to allocating forestry licenses. Forestry companies have been removing an excessive amount of trees that have driven wildlife away. Administrator Angela Roque says that trap lines have been removed. “They take down trees and […]

Sask hunters asked to help in surveillance of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer, moose and elk

Sep 15, 2021 | 10:22am

The Saskatchewan ministry of Environment is again asking hunters to submit the heads of deer, moose and elk harvested this season for testing for chronic wasting disease. Officials say the testing is easy and free in all wildlife zones. Environment minister Warren Kaeding says hunters play a key role in detection and surveillance of chronic […]

Sask introduces new wildlife regulations

Jun 9, 2021 | 10:17am

  The Saskatchewan government has outlined new wildlife regulations for hunters with mobility problems. The new legislation provides greater access and less red tape for hunters with mobility impairments. Environment minister Warren Kaeding says hunters will be able to use new technologies in motorized mobility equipment without the requirement of obtaining a permit to use […]

Big game draw opening online May 1

Apr 26, 2021 | 10:12am

Saskatchewan’s big game draw is set to open for 2021 online on May 1. In a release the province says the application process remains largely unchanged. Information regarding the application, priority pools, wildlife management zone (WMZ) quotas and detailed application instructions are available at Draw results will be available through HAL accounts in mid-June, […]

Sask. Wildlife Federation looking for used hunting, fishing equipment

Mar 27, 2021 | 9:30am

With spring cleaning just around the corner the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is hoping to raise funds for habitat lands purchases. The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is once again accepting donations of guns, antlers and used hunting and fishing equipment. Darren Newberry, Director of Habitat Land for the SWF says donated items are then sold with proceeds […]