Non- Resident Hunting Licenses

Res #: 22-12A
Number: 22
Year: 2012
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS the Ministry of Environment proposes to change hunting licenses for non-residents to permit hunting for no more than 7 days per license; and

WHEREAS non-residents wishing to hunt longer than 7 days will have to purchase another license for each additional 7 days they wish to hunt;

BE IT RESOLVED that the proposal for licensing changes for non-residents be abolished and licensing for non-residents be left as it was in 2011.

Response from Honourable Dustin Duncan, Minister of Environment: 

The ministry has heard from numerous small business owners and hunters who do not support this initiative. Their view is that the increased cost for non-resident hunters in Saskatchewan will have a limited impact on compliance and will result in people choosing to hunt elsewhere. Recent consultation with colleagues in Alberta indicates poor results in preventing unlicensed outfitting. After careful consideration, the ministry has decided not to proceed with regulatory amendments to create a seven-day term licence for non-resident waterfowl hunters. Licensing of non-resident waterfowl hunters will remain unchanged for the 2012 season.