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Sask. hunting licenses

Postby F250 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:22 am

We ordered our Sask. Non-resident Game Bird Licenses last week online ($113.83 plus $10.79 for the Habitat Certificate). We received them yesterday. Next year, the Non Resident Game Bird license will be valid for only seven days. If you want to hunt longer than seven days, you will be allowed to buy another license, for another seven day period, for another $113.83. We've been free lance hunting north of the Quills for 15 years. Hope the Sask. Ministry of Environment puts the extra income to good use ! It is a small price to pay for the waterfowl hunting experience we enjoy there.
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby Goldy777 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:25 pm

Do you know for sure that the license will still cost 113 next year. Seems a little steep for 7 days, I was hoping the cost would go down some.
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby Sask hunter » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:42 pm

I have a long list of things that the minsitry can use the money on!
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby tenfingergrip » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:33 pm

I have found nothing written concerning a 7 day non resident license for 2012-2013 season. Please provide a reference for this new regulation. This will be my 28th year up there and we stay for a month.
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby F250 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:45 am

Page # 2 of the 2011 Saskatchewan Hunter's and Trapper's Guide, under the heading of Proposed Changes for 2012.
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby lbhatty » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:01 pm

Goodness guys tell me it's not so! I've been hunting Canada for over 30 years and bought a small farm north of Melfort Sk.Really just a little north of the Quills. I also hunt waterfowl several weeks each fall. The liscense has always been good for a year.Are you telling me that the liscense is only going to be good for one week?
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby War Wagon » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:19 pm

Are you shure ? I looked at that reg and I believe there will be a 7 day license at a reduced rate. And they will still offer a yearly one too. Like many of us we spend more than 7 days up there.
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby Goldy777 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:51 pm

What you are hearing is true about the 7 day license next year. There is an organized effort by some in Saskatchewan though trying to see it doesn't happen. One of my good friends up there is a past president of the Sask. Wildlife Federation, she knows how to get things done, and she's one of the organizers. We have already been told that we will be signing a petition when we get up there. LOL.
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby REM1100 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:56 am

Alberta has had that fee system in place for a couple of years.
One of the reasons was to improve the local economy. Another reason is they want to increase the number of local residents to take up hunting again and other Canadians from outside Sask.
A third reason is that the local outfitters did not want licensed guides from other states leading a semi-freelance group in and returning with another group for a fee that is cheaper than the local licensed outfitters.. they have lost business.
A person in seven days has a chance to three times the daily bag limit as possession, if you can't accomplish that you can give it another kick at the cat to get close for another seven days fee. In Alberta it is only twice the daily limit for possession.
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby Goldy777 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:23 pm

If it's quite a bit cheaper I don't have a problem with it. The thinking by those opposed is that it will hurt the economy, not help it. They think people will go home after 7 days instead of staying and spending money. I know we often stay for up to 10 days, but I'm not going to stay and hunt two or three more days if I have to buy another $125 license. I heard hunter numbers were down 40% last year. As important as tourism is to Canada, they don't need another hit.
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby War Wagon » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:17 pm

One of the reasons we go for 2 weeks is the cost of fuel. We travel 1550 miles one way. Thats the biggest expence is the drive up there and back home. The price of fuel is almost at a record, the U.S. dollar is not worth anything. To me again the Gov of Canada is shooting themself's in the foot. A VERY bad call
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby F250 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:54 pm

Good news !! I just spoke to a Sask. Conservation Officer from Prince Albert. The new, proposed regulation, requiring hunters to purchase a hunting license for each 7 day period they intend to hunt, was not enacted. License requirments will remain the same as in the past - that is one license will cover the entire season.
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Re: Sask. hunting licenses

Postby tenfingergrip » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:36 pm

Thanks, will change plans from 1 week back to our normal 3 weeks now.

http://www.environment.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=4c1c2776-6ef6-465a-b620-d322ea6d5935
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