News Release - July 25, 2006
ANTLERLESS MULE DEER LICENCES
There are still more than 4,500 chances to get an antlerless mule deer this year. The licences, which are left over from this year's Big Game Draw, are for antlerless mule deer, including does or young deer born in spring 2006.
Saskatchewan Environment will make the licenses available to hunters from August 1st to December 1st, or until licences are sold out. Hunters who were not successful in the 2006 Big Game Draw can purchase up to two licences. Those who were successful in the 2006 Big Game Draw may purchase a second licence.
Last year 3,300 licenses were left over from the Big Game Draw and over 2,600 of them were sold. A similar response is expected from hunters this year.
"This is a great opportunity for hunters to go out and try their luck at getting an antlerless mule deer," Wildlife Management Unit Manager Shawn Burke said. "By increasing our effort to harvest these animals, Saskatchewan hunters help Saskatchewan Environment meet long-term sustainable population objectives for these herds."
The licenses cost $19.81. A Wildlife Habitat Certificate that costs $10.90 is also required. The antlerless mule deer licences will not be offered on-line; however, hunters interested in these extra licences can call Saskatchewan Environment's Resource Stewardship Branch at (306) 787-2886. Licences are only available to Saskatchewan residents.
Licenses are available in the following Wildlife Management Zones: 2E, 2W, 3, 5 to 11, 13W, 14W, 18, 19, 20, 23 to 28, 29E, 29W, 30, 40, 44, 45E, 45W, 46, 47 and Saskatoon Wildlife Management Zone. Please note some zones have a two deer bag limit.
More information, including the number of licences available in each hunting zone, can be found on Saskatchewan Environment's website at www.se.gov.sk.ca/fishwild.
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