Saskatchewan Hunting News

Permit Required to Import Canadian Hunter-Harvested Game Meat
Hunters can immediately begin bringing wild ruminant meat products intended for their personal use into the United States, but will need a “Veterinary Services Special Permit for the Importation of Hunter-Harvested Wild Ruminant Meat,” along with one of the following: a valid Canadian export certificate for game meat, or a copy of a valid hunting license or a valid hunting tag.
Supporting Hunter Safety
Saskatchewan will pay the Saskatchewan Association for Firearm Education (SAFE) more than $200,000 to train people to be safe and informed hunters. This new contract, to March 2005, will allow the people of Saskatchewan to continue to receive the lowest cost hunter education training in the country.
Mid Winter Deer Hunt
The discovery of chronic wasting disease in the area around Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park during last fall's hunting season has prompted Saskatchewan Environment to take an unusual step.
Pheasants Head East
Wildlife officials from Saskatchewan Environment and Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources are capturing wild ring-necked pheasants along the South Saskatchewan River near Leader. It is hoped that between 50 and 100 birds will be captured by the end of the week and then flown to Ontario over the weekend.
Another Saskatchewan Case of CWD Found in Wild
Saskatchewan's hunters have turned in another deer head that has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. This latest positive case was found in a mule deer doe taken this fall near Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. This is the third positive case found in the past couple of months and the sixth discovered since the late 1990s when the province started monitoring animals in the wild for the disease. The doe was taken in the Herd Reduction Area near Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park.
Confirmation of Fifth Saskatchewan CWD Case
Saskatchewan Environment has received confirmation of another case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a wild deer in Saskatchewan bringing the total number of CWD cases found in the wild to five. Earlier this month this case had been announced as being suspicious.
Six Americans Fined For Over Limit Hunting
Six people from the state of Georgia who were hunting in the Ponteix area recently plead guilty to 13 Wildlife Act charges and were fined a total of $11,660. The six agreed to voluntarily pay the fines.
Confirmed Case of Chronic Wasting Disease
Saskatchewan Environment has received confirmation of another case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in wild deer. The latest positive sample was found in a two-year-old mule deer buck taken this fall near Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, north of Swift Current.
Saskatchewan Antlerless Mule Deer Licences Still Available
Saskatchewan's hunters are being offered another chance to get a licence to hunt mule deer, other than adult bucks. Only hunters who do not already hold an antlerless mule deer tag may apply. There are approximately 2800 licences available in the mule deer range which is across the southwestern and western parts of the province.
Saskatchewan Moose Hunting Licenses Down 35 Percent
Saskatchewan Environment is taking precautionary measures to protect the moose population in Saskatchewan. It is reducing the number of moose that hunters will be allowed to harvest during the draw moose season and closing the early rifle moose season across most of the forest fringe and forest moose range. It's estimated the number of moose licenses sold in 2002 will be approximately 6000. That's a 35 per cent reduction from the sales in 2001.