The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association are requesting hunters to carry fire extinguishers, take extra precautions and not drive off roads and trails in the Southwest part of the province and other high risk areas during this hunting season.
“We know that the vast majority of hunters take every step to ensure that they leave nothing but footprints when they hunt. However, the recent fires in Lethbridge and Swift Current are prime examples of how quickly dry conditions combined with high winds can result in uncontrolled wild fires,” said Darrell Crabbe, Executive Director of the SWF.
Chad MacPherson, General Manager of the SSGA, added, “We encourage all hunters to take extra precautions this hunting season with the increased risk of fires. These precautions include carrying a fire extinguisher in your vehicle, talking to landowners before going on land, avoiding unnecessary vehicle idling, walking when possible and staying on existing trails.”