Property Rights and Trespassing

Res #: 13-17A
Number: 13
Year: 2017
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No

WHEREAS in 1988 the Province passed The Wildlife Act that specifies lands where hunters can go and regulates how land owners are to sign their land and what hunters must do to abide by these regulations; and

WHEREAS hunters are the major cause of concern for damage to property, livestock and crops causing financial hardships to property owners; and

WHEREAS requiring hunters to seek permission prior to entering private land would alleviate many of the concerns facing private land owners;

BE IT RESOLVED that the SARM board meet with the Ministry of Environment to lobby for legislative changes to The Wildlife Act to include the requirement of the public to obtain permission from private land owners, excluding commercial properties, prior to entering privately owned land.

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