Landowner Big Game Draw Tags

Res #: 10-18A
Number: 10
Year: 2018
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS landowners continue to be burdened with crop, fence and other like damages as a result of big game such as elk and moose;

WHEREAS a landowner may allow other hunters to hunt the big game causing damage on their lands, the draw success rate would be much higher and more targeted if a landowner is able to hunt themselves;

WHEREAS a landowner is not provided any compensation as a result of damage caused by big game, nor are they provided the means of deterring these big game;

WHEREAS should landowners be granted the privilege, it would assist the rural municipalities for it would lessen the traffic on seasonal or bush roads, assist in crime prevention, and enhance the Rural Crime Watch;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Environment to make available or designate a percentage of the total big game draw tags in any particular hunting zone for the zone’s local landowners.

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