Management of Overpopulation of Mule and White Tail Deer

Res #: 9-21A
Number: 9
Year: 2021
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS The population of Mule and White-Tail Deer has increased significantly in Wildlife Management Zones (WMZ) 54 and 44; and

WHEREAS The increased numbers have caused damage to crops, gardens, hay bales, etc., as well as having caused numerous traffic accidents; and

WHEREAS presently Mule Deer licenses are granted only by hunting draw applications.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Environment to have an open season for mule deer in Wildlife Management Zones 54 and 44, and/or increase the draw limits for these deer populations for the 2021 season.

Responses From: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

April 20, 2021

The Ministry of Environment will consider this resolution in the 2021 mule deer hunting season setting process, along with other stakeholder interests, available mule deer population data and region-wide harvest strategies. Based on currently available data, additional hunting opportunity is being considered for the region in 2021.

The Honourable Warren Kaeding – Minister of Environment, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment