Written Permission for Hunting
Res #: 12-10A
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
WHEREAS in the past few years Saskatchewan Environment has concentrated on chronic wasting disease and herd reduction hunts; and
WHEREAS this kind of activity brings out hunters that trespass on private or leased land;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby Saskatchewan Environment to require hunters to have written permission from the land owner before entering private/leased land.
Response from Honourable Nancy Heppner, Minister of Environment:
Ministry officials will meet with the Board of Directors of SARM to explore options
to address the desire by landowners and lessees to have better control over access and behavior of hunters and resource users. It will be necessary to understand the goals of this resolution in order to design regulations that will achieve the desired results. Implementation of mandatory written permission could be difficult to achieve and may have unintended consequences such as more hunter-landowner contacts, especially during the busy harvest season.