Saskatchewan’s Ministry of the Environment is issuing big game management licenses for antlerless elk in southeast Saskatchewan. The licenses are being issued in the Moose Mountain area, part of Wildlife Management Zone 33.
The decision to issue the licenses was made in response to concerns about agricultural damage in the area, and to reduce the elk population in the region.
The licenses are being issued on a first come, first serve basis through the Saskatchewan Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence system on Monday, starting at 9 a.m. The licenses will be valid through February 25.
The licenses will be valid within set boundaries. The boundaries are Highway 9 between Grid Road 711 and Highway 13; Grid Road 711 between Highway 9 and the west boundaries of the Rural Municipalities of Brock and Hazelwood; the west boundaries of the RM’s of Brock and Hazelwood between Grid Road 711 and Highway 13; and Highway 13 between the west boundaries of the RM’s of Brock and Hazelwood and Highway 9.
Hunting is the primary tool to manage the elk population in Saskatchewan.