The Saskatchewan Government is introducing some changes to The Wildlife Regulations-1981, which they say will make an easier time for hunters with mobility concerns.
The change to the act means hunters who use motorized mobility wheelchairs to be able to use them while hunting without requiring a permit. They were authorized for use back in 2020, but at that time a permit was still needed.
Environment Minister Warren Kaeding says this will allow greater access to hunting grounds without red tape, as those hunters take advantage of new technologies in motorized mobility equipment.
Other changes were brought in to prohibit the feeding of dangerous animals, including on the side of the road to mitigate increased calls about these animals. This doesn’t apply to bait for hunting or trapping purposes, conducting agricultural activities or operating licensed landfills, however.
New rules also authorize the use of a Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence identification number to identify hunting baits and stands on Crown lands.
They’ve also okayed the disposal of inedible or diseased wildlife specimens to simplify the removal of carcasses deemed unfit for human consumption, including specimens infected with chronic wasting disease.