Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sunday hunting in Saskatchewan is coming

© By Othmar Vohringer

Here is a bit of good news for hunters in Saskatchewan. According to the
Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment the Sunday hunting ban will be lifted.

Hunters will enjoy an additional day of hunting in Saskatchewan, with province-wide Sunday hunting for all game species and hunters beginning with the 2009 hunting season.
This will bring Saskatchewan in line with the vast majority of North American jurisdictions, which already have Sunday hunting.

"Sunday hunting will provide economic benefits to our rural economy and strengthen tourism and recreational hunting opportunities," Environment Minister Nancy Heppner said.
A 2006 economic evaluation of hunting done for the Ministry of Environment showed that the total hunting-related expenditure in the province was $107 million and hunting created the equivalent of 1,000 full-time jobs.

"Bringing in Sunday hunting will lead to an additional $9 million in total expenditures," Heppner added. That estimate is from a July 2008 survey and analysis contracted by the ministry.
The Ministry of Environment will continue to ensure that wildlife resources are managed to provide priority to First Nations and Métis people under their Aboriginal and Treaty rights, after conservation needs are met.

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NYBowhunter.com said...

Sunday hunting is good news! We have Sunday hunting here in New York, but in Connecticut (where I often hunt) you are not allowed to hunt on Sunday's and they wonder why they have a deer problem.

Othmar Vohringer said...

I can't understand that this old religion based law is still around in some of the U.S.states and Canadian provinces. Given the fact that most hunters have to work during weekdays that leaves them only with Saturday to hunt.

Having basically only one day in a week to hunt is not helping wildlife management much. The good news is that the "Sunday hunt ban" states/provinces start to see the light, like Saskatchewan, and step into the 21st century.


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