Permission to Hunt on Privately Owned Lands

Res #: 35-16A
Number: 35
Year: 2016
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHERAS The Wildlife Regulations, 1981, do not require hunters to obtain permission to hunt on private lands; and

WHEREAS when bird hunting season is open and game is plentiful it can happen that more than one group of hunters may converge on a particular field where disputes can and do arise between hunting parties as to who has the right to be there and landowners are likely only to know of the group that has requested permission to hunt on that field and can potentially be drawn into the dispute; and

WHEREAS Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are the only provincial jurisdictions where it is not mandatory to have landowner permission to enter on privately owned lands prior to entering upon them;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of the Environment to change The Wildlife Regulations, 1981, to require all people to gain permission to hunt from the landowner prior to entering on any privately owned lands within the Province of Saskatchewan.