Our province is world renown for having abundant fish and wildlife due to ample accessible areas for fish and wildlife to flourish. Yet many of these natural areas wouldn’t exist without the contributions of Saskatchewan’s 270,000 resident licensed hunters, anglers, and trappers. Provincially, 30% ofall hunting, angling and trapping licence sales go toward the acquisition and management of local fish and wildlife habitat through the Fish and Wildlife Development Fund.
These license sales are the only additional contribution made to the fund, and constitute around 4.2 million dollars each year which is often matched by local NGO’s.
To honour and celebrate these contributions, the SWF is encouraging people around the province to support and celebrate Hunting Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day on November 15.
“Not only do these activities provide huge quality of life benefits to the people of our province,” said Darrell Crabbe, Executive Director of the SWF, “they also generate over 600 million dollars to our local economy each year.”
SWF invites Saskatchewan residents, businesses, and schools to raise awareness around these contributions to fish, wildlife, and habitat conservation by wearing camouflage clothing leading up to the Nov 15th date. Share outdoor stories, photos, and memories through social media using the hashtag #CamoDay for the chance to win great prizes.