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Saskatchewan hunters can start applying for big game draw on May 1

Prairie hunting has always been of great interest to Saskatchewan hunters. Local residents can now apply to hunt moose, moose, pronghorn or mule deer in the big game raffle on May 1st.

Environment Minister Dana Skoropad said, “Each year, hunters eagerly anticipate the Big Game Draw for the chance to be drawn into one of the world-class hunting experiences.

“The Big Game Draw is a useful tool used by the Department to ensure that all hunters across the state have a fair chance to access this limited resource. Good luck to all applicants.”

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Applications must be submitted online through Saskatchewan’s Hunting, Fishing and Trap Licensing (HAL) system by the end of May 25, according to the release. Subsequent applications will not be accepted.

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When accessing a HAL account, hunters should use an online residency verification tool to avoid complications during the application process.

The state encourages hunters to review the 2023 Big Game Draw Supplement for draw species details and quotas before submitting an application.

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“The Ministry of the Environment has added other helpful tools to its website this year, including infographics and videos showing how to register and how pool status works,” according to the release.

“Lottery results will be published through the HAL account in June, with the exception of Pronghorn, which will be published in mid-July. It is the hunter’s ultimate responsibility to make sure.”

Successful applicants will be able to purchase licenses through their HAL accounts from August 1, the ministry said.

For more information, saskatchewan website.

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