If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of people who enjoyed our great outdoors this year, you probably have a licensed hunter, angler, or trapper to thank.
Our province is world renown for having abundant fish and wildlife resources due to the contributions of Saskatchewan’s 270,000 resident licensed hunters, anglers, and trappers.
In Saskatchewan, 30% of all hunting, angling and trapping license sales (approximately $4.2 million each year) go toward the securement and management of Saskatchewan’s fish and wildlife resources through the Fish and Wildlife Development Fund (FWDF).
To honor and celebrate these heritage activities, 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 650 million dollars to our provincial economy each year.”
“I want to thank the countless licensed hunters, anglers, and trappers across our province that contribute to the unique fish and wildlife habitats we have here in Saskatchewan,” Environment Minister Dana Skoropad said. “The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to protecting the sustainable growth of our invaluable fish and wildlife population, while providing fair and equitable opportunities for residents across the province to partake in these activities.”
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.