Due to extremely dry conditions developing in several areas throughout our province and the potential risk of fires starting from vehicle use, the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF) and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) are requesting hunters to take extra precautions and not drive off roads and trails in the Southwest part of the province and other high risk areas.
“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 warm weather and the ever present possibilities of high winds provide the ideal conditions for uncontrolled wild fires,” says Darrell Crabbe Executive Director of the SWF.
“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 vehile idling, walking when possible and staying on existing trails,” noted Chad MacPherson, General Manager of the SSGA.