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SASKATCHEWAN’S 2013 BIG GAME DRAW AND HAL CONTEST

The Ministry of Environment is advising hunters that the 2013 Saskatchewan Big Game Draw will run from May 13 to June 12.

These dates will provide hunters with additional time to register on the new Hunting, Trapping and Angling Licence (HAL) system and obtain an identification (ID) number.  The draw application process for 2013 will require all individuals on a draw application to have an individual HAL number.   Without this information, the hunters’ application cannot be processed.

Registration for a HAL ID number is a one-time requirement.  Anyone who has already purchased a 2013 angling or spring bear licence will already have their ID number required for the Big Game Draw application.

If a hunter does not have a HAL ID, there are three ways it can be obtained:

  • online at your convenience at www.gov.sk.ca/huntingandfishing;
  • through private issuers, Ministry of Environment and select Provincial Park offices.
  • by phone at 1-855-848-4773 - hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In order to ensure a smooth transition of the Big Game Draw to the HAL system, hunters will need to apply online using exactly the same information as in previous years; however, they will also need to provide their HAL ID number.  Saskatchewan resident hunters will still have the full 30 day period to apply for the draw, and similar to last year, the draw results will be available in early July.

To encourage people to sign up for a HAL ID, there will be a random draw held on June 3, for all hunters and anglers who create a HAL ID from April 1- May 31.  Three winning entrants will each receive a $100 gift certificate to a sporting goods store.

For additional information on the HAL contest details, the Big Game Draw or hunting and fishing in Saskatchewan, visit www.environment.gov.sk.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Kathryn Newton
Environment
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0412

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