Hunter Host Policy

Res #: 12-07A
Number: 12
Year: 2007
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Environment

Resolution 12-07A (as amended)
Hunter Host Policy

WHEREAS, there has been an increase in wildlife population such as deer, elk, and moose, in certain areas of Saskatchewan; and

WHEREAS, rural communities have witnessed the destruction of their trees, crops, shrubs, haystacks, etc., due to the increased wildlife population; and

WHEREAS, there are many landowners who would like to be a Hunter Host on their own land in order to control these wildlife populations;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to adopt a Hunter Host Policy.

Response from Honourable John T. Nilson, Minister of Environment: 

To support the development and growth of the provincial outfitting industry, Saskatchewan Environment has in regulation that all Non-resident big game hunters must use the services of a provincially licensed outfitter.  Existing hunting season strategies and licensing structures provide an appropriate balance between landowner concerns with game populations and the provision for amply opportunities for resident, Canadian resident and Non-resident hunters.