Canadian Resident White-tailed Deer Hunters

Canadian resident hunters are required to submit an online application for their 2012 white-tailed deer licence.

Licences will be issued only through this online process and will not be available from licence vendors or ministry offices. Interested hunters will be able to select one wildlife management zone of their choice and then will be required to limit their hunting activities to that zone. There will be no priority pool system or licence quotas for 2012 and all eligible applicants will receive a licence.

The online application system will be operational from May 1 until May 31, 2012. You may submit your application by selecting the following link:

Who is eligible?

Only Canadian residents can apply for a Canadian resident white-tailed deer licence. A Canadian resident is defined as:

a person whose principle residence is in Canada and is a Canadian citizen, or has resided in Canada for 12 months immediately before his/her application for a licence.

Applicants must be 12 years of age or older on or before May 31, 2012 to apply for a licence.

All applicants born after January 1, 1971 must graduate from a Firearm Safety/Hunter Education course before applying.

Persons whose Saskatchewan hunting rights are restricted for either a Wildlife Act conviction or a firearm accident as of May 31, 2012 are not eligible to apply for a licence.

Important Canadian White-tailed Deer Licence Fee Information

Canadian Resident White-tailed Deer Licence applicants will be charged $137.38 per applicant plus a $4.00 Big Game Draw allocation fee at time of application.

All hunters must buy a 2012 Saskatchewan Wildlife Habitat Certificate to validate their licence. A Wildlife Habitat Certificate may be purchased at a licence vendor, by phone at 306-787-2847, or over the internet at

For further information about the Canadian Resident White-tailed Deer Licence, please see our website at or you may call 1-800-567-4224 or email

Draw officials are located at: Fish and Wildlife Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, 2nd Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 5W6.


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