Migratory Birds Hunting Regulations, 2012–2013: Saskatchewan
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- Open Seasons in Saskatchewan
- Bag and Possession Limits in Saskatchewan
- Measures in Saskatchewan Concerning Overabundant Species
- Report Your Migratory Bird Bands
The information presented here is a summary of the law. For complete information on fines, general prohibitions, permitted hunting methods and equipment, the requirement to have adequate means to retrieve birds immediately, restrictions on the use of bait, the description of hunting zones and other restrictions on hunting, please refer to the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and Migratory Birds Regulations. These, along with other useful information for hunters, can be found on the Environment Canada website (www.ec.gc.ca) on the Migratory Birds page in the Nature section, or you may contact:
Canadian Wildlife Service
115 Perimeter Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X4
You are required to possess a valid federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit with a Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp to hunt migratory birds in Canada. This permit and stamp are valid in all provinces and territories. Most provinces and territories have additional licence requirements for hunting migratory birds and/or to carry firearms. To know what you require, and if there are further restrictions for hunting migratory birds, please verify the applicable regulations for the province/territory where you will be hunting. Note that all required permits and licences must be in your possession while you are hunting.
Non-toxic shot must be used to hunt migratory birds in all areas of Canada. Within National Wildlife Areas, the possession of lead shot is prohibited for all hunting, including the hunting of migratory birds and upland game birds. Hunters should consult provincial or territorial regulations for additional restrictions.
Where the Director General of the Canadian Wildlife Service or the Chief Provincial Game Officer of Saskatchewan is of the opinion that Whooping Cranes may be in the Saskatchewan Sandhill Crane Management Area during the open season for Sandhill Cranes in that area, such officer may prohibit the hunting of Sandhill Cranes in that area, and thereafter no person shall hunt or kill Sandhill Cranes in that area in that year.
Canadians may be exposed to avian-borne viruses when hunting or handling migratory birds and other wild game. Environment Canada recommends the following website, maintained by the Public Health Agency of Canada, for information about minimizing the risk of exposure: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
|District||Ducks, coots and snipe||Geese RESIDENTS OF CANADA||White geese (Snow and|
|Dark geese (Canada, Cackling and White-fronted geese)|
NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA
|No. 1 (North)||Sept. 1 to Dec. 16, 2012||Sept. 1 to |
Dec. 16, 2012(b)
|Sept. 1 to Dec. 16, 2012(b)||Sept. 1 to Dec. 16, 2012||Sept. 1 to Dec. 16, 2012|
|No. 2 (South)||Sept. 1 to Dec. 16, 2012(a)||Sept. 1 to Dec. 16, 2012(b)||Sept. 1 to Dec. 16, 2012(b)||Sept. 10 to Dec. 16, 2012||Sept. 1 to Dec. 16, 2012(c)|
(a) Falconry season is open from September 1 to December 16, 2012, inclusive.
(b) Snow Goose call recordings may be used.
(c) The Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area is closed to all Sandhill Crane hunting.
The open season for geese for residents and non-residents of Canada in District No. 2 (South), and the Provincial Wildlife Management Zones 43, 47 to 59 inclusive, and 67 to 69 inclusive, of District No. 1 (North), includes only that part of each day from one half-hour before sunrise to 12:00 noon, local time, from September 1 to October 14, 2012, inclusive, and on and after October 15, 2012, geese may be hunted from one half-hour before sunrise until one half-hour after sunset, except east of 106 degrees west longitude, where, on and after September 1, 2012, white geese (Snow and Ross’s geese) may be hunted from one half-hour before sunrise until one half-hour after sunset. Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area is closed to all hunting until September 20, 2012.
|Limits||Ducks||White geese (Snow and|
|Dark geese (Canada, Cackling|
and White-fronted geese)
(a) Not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails.
(b) Not more than 12 may be Northern Pintails.
(c) For residents of Canada, not more than 5 may be White-fronted Geese. For non-residents of Canada, not more than 4 may be White-fronted Geese.
(d) For residents of Canada, not more than 15 may be White-fronted Geese. For non-residents of Canada, not more than 12 may be White-fronted Geese.
|Area||Period during which Snow Geese may be killed||Additional hunting method or equipment|
|East of 106°W longitude||Apr. 1 to May 31, 2013||Recorded bird calls(a)|
|West of 106°W longitude||Apr. 1 to Apr. 30, 2013||Recorded bird calls(a)|
Hunters interested in participating in the conservation harvest of Snow Geese next spring should keep their 2012–2013 federal permits.
Call 1-800-327-BAND (2263) or go to: www.reportband.gov
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