Res #: 7-18M
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
WHEREAS the population of coyotes continues to threaten our livestock, especially our newborn calves;
WHEREAS coyotes should be considered pests such as beavers and rats;
WHEREAS the Coyote Control Program previously implemented helped reduce the coyote population;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to reinstate the Coyote Control Program.
Responses From: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
September 26, 2022
The SCIC administers the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. It is available to all Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers for the death or injury of livestock, fowl, or specialty animals due to predation.
The use of predations specialists through SCIC’s Livestock Predation Prevention Program has proven to be successful in removing problem predators. If producers are experiencing excessive losses of livestock, SCIC can deploy predation specialists to assess the situation and take necessary steps to mitigate future losses. At this time, a coyote control program is not under consideration.
The Honourable David Marit – Minister of Agriculture, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture