Management of Overpopulation of Moose

Res #: 18-22A
Number: 18
Year: 2022
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS the moose population has increased significantly in Wildlife Management Zone (hereinafter referred to as “WMZ”) 15;
WHEREAS the increased numbers have caused damage to crop, gardens, hay bales, etc., as well as having caused numerous traffic accidents; and
WHEREAS presently moose licenses are not granted in WMZ 15.
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the provincial government to re-instate a draw season for moose in Wildlife Management Zone 15, until the moose population is at a reasonable level.

Responses From: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

June 14, 2022

In response to changes to the moose population within WMZ 15, an either-sex draw season for moose has been implemented for the 2022 hunting season. The quota is for 20 either-sex moose in this zone is similar to quotas in adjacent WMZs (i.e. WMZ 1 (10); WMZ 31 (10); WMZ 16 (20); WMZ 18 (10)). Mandatory harvest reporting will help assess the impact of this change.

Hon. Dana Skoropad – Minister of Environment