Application periods for the upcoming 2021 elk hunting seasons vary depending on where you live but they are already open (or very soon will be) for hunters in South Dakota and Saskatchewan.
The application deadline for South Dakota is May 14 while the Saskatchewan draw application period opens May 1 and closes May 25.
“The big game draw continues to be extremely popular with hunters in this province. In 2020, the ministry received almost 115,000 applications and we anticipate another busy year,” said Warren Kaeding, Saskatchewan environment minister. “Game populations in many areas have been doing very well. This means that there will be increased hunting opportunities for elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer in certain zones.”
(Photo source: Jeremy Ansell)