On December 1, 2019 late in the day, a Mule Deer Buck was shot and left just East of the community of St. Louis, Saskatchewan. The evidence found at the scene suggests it may have been a case of mistaken identity. Mule Deer season was not open at the time and the hunter may have mistaken the mule deer for a White-tailed deer. Hunters who mistakenly shoot a wrong species are to report this to a local Conservation Officer immediately, and field dress the animal so it does not spoil. The officer considers all the circumstances and the appropriate course of compliance action is taken. Charges and the loss of hunting privileges may not be required.

If you have any information, call the toll-free Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Turn In Poachers & Polluters Line 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone (phone calls only, no text messages). You can also report online at saskatchewan.ca/tipp. Remember, you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.