Tag Archives: Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management

Big game draw opens today, May 1

Saskatchewan’s big game draw opens online May 1 and hunters have until midnight June 2 to submit their online application.  Early applications are recommended.

The big game draw is a transparent and equitable method of allocating a limited number of hunting licences to Saskatchewan residents.  This year’s draw includes licences for elk, moose, either-sex mule deer and antlerless mule deer.

Do not shoot without a licence!
“Saskatchewan’s spectacular natural resources provide ample recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, including big game hunting,” Environment Minister Scott Moe said.  “This year, the big game draw moves to our province’s automated hunting, angling and trapping licence (HAL) system.   I encourage all hunters to apply early to ensure adequate time to familiarize themselves with the new process.”

The 2015 big game draw will be administered through HAL, including submitting, reviewing and updating an application, checking pool status history and purchasing a draw licence.  These changes help to streamline and simplify the process.

Customers can also verify their residency status through a new online feature.  It is recommended that Saskatchewan customers use this feature to verify their residency status before attempting to purchase a licence, or apply for the big game draw so that any errors in their information can be resolved.  Customers may contact the Active Network call centre at 1-855-848-4773 or a ministry office for assistance with issues related to their account information.

Saskatchewan residents who are sponsoring a Canadian resident in the Canadian resident white-tailed deer draw must have a HAL account.

If hunters are successful in the big game draw, the appropriate licence will be available for purchase on their HAL account.  Hunters can simply select the licences they want to purchase and complete the transaction.

For more information about the big game draw and HAL, visit www.environment.gov.sk.ca/licences.

RCMP Reports for October 28 to November 3, 2014

UNITY SK REPORTS, October 28 to November 3, 2014

RCMP received a report of criminal harassment. This matter is still under investigation.

Members arrested a 24-year-old male from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with obstruction after witnessing the man get out of the driver’s seat and enter the passenger seat during a traffic stop. He was subsequently charged with driving while disqualified.

There was a complaint of an injured deer on a rural property. The complaint was referred to the North Battleford Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management Office.

Police spoke with two individuals who were having a disagreement.

RCMP attended a single vehicle collision east of Unity. There were no charges as the collision was caused by poor road conditions.

A 54-year-old Medicine Hat, Alberta, male was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle during a traffic stop.

Police assisted an individual who was stuck on the side of the road.

There were also two traffic complaints and one false 911 call.

38-year-old Michael Manuel Thieseen of Victoria , B.C., 38 years old, was sentenced to two years in a federal penitentiary after being arrested Oct. 28 for breaching an undertaking by consuming alcohol in Macklin. He had just been released for auto theft, impaired driving and refusal of a breath test Oct. 20. Further investigation revealed Thiessen had stolen a tip jar from a local drinking establishment Oct. 28, and had stolen VLT money from another Macklin liquor establishment Sept. 7.

Persons with information about crimes being committed in the Unity/Wilkie/Macklin areas are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.