The Saskatchewan Government has modernized its Wildlife Regulations in order to strengthen environmental protection.
The new rules see the institution of a two-year loss of hunting rights for those found guilty of chasing wildlife from a vehicle, poisoning wildlife, or hunting from an aircraft.
“Saskatchewan is home to thousands of hunters who practice good sportsmanship,” says Environment Minister, Herb Cox.
“These amendments make it clear there will be no tolerance for those who recklessly endanger the safety of other hunters or wildlife.”
Other amendments took effect as of February 26th, 2016, including giving hunters 2 additional weeks in the spring to hunt Snow geese and Ross geese; allowing certain qualifications for individuals to carry firearms on ATVs; and negating the requirement of a permit fee to salvage a big game animal carcass that has been accidentally killed by a vehicle.