Hunting & Fishing

Wolf hunt being offered again in Saskatchewan

Another wolf hunt is being held in Saskatchewan. Ministry of Environment officials said the hunt is needed to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts.

“Livestock predation by wolves is an ongoing problem for producers in areas near the provincial forest,” Environment Minister Scott Moe said.

“Allowing a hunting season in these areas will remove some wolves and cause others to be more wary of moving into open areas where livestock are present.”

Licences for the hunt, which will run from Oct. 15, 2016 to March 31, 2017, are only available to Saskatchewan residents and have to be picked up in person.

Hunters will also be required to report their results within 14 days of the end of the season. Those who fail to report will not be allowed to purchase licences until the reporting requirement has been met.

Officials are reminding those taking part that wolves are considered a big game species and all regulations around weapon type, clothing requirements and baiting apply.

The wolf hunt will take place in wildlife management zones 43, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 54, 55 and 68N.

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