A total of 25 trophies belonging to hunters with the Kamsack branch of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation were measured during the branch’s annual measuring event on December 7.
Measuring the wildlife trophies at the Broda Sportsplex were Lorne Leis of Kamsack, who is the measurer for the Kamsack branch and Heath Dreger of Yorkton, the district’s official measurer for Boone and Crocket and Henry Kelsey records.
The pair measured 14 typical white-tailed deer antlers, and four non-typical antlers; five moose and two bears, said Allan Wonitowy, branch treasurer. But none of the trophies measured are for the record books.
“We measured more deer than we did last year,” Wonitowy said. “And the deer antlers were larger than they were last year.”
This suggests that the deer population’s survival was good, he said.
The moose were about average, he said, adding that no elk or mule deer were measured.
“We had no elk possibly because the names of very few district hunters were drawn,” he said.