Leko’s Conservation Corner – Illegal sale of fish and game meat online

The sale of wildlife, or parts of wildlife, may be contrary to The Wildlife Act. It is illegal to sell, advertise for sale, barter or trade any fish or wild game meat that was taken under either a sport licence, Treaty Right or Aboriginal Right. This constitutes trafficking in fish or wildlife, and is prohibited under Saskatchewan laws.

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Leko’s Conservation Corner – Wildfire Safety While Hunting & Some FAQ’s

Currently, there are some draw mule deer and elk seasons open, and on September 15, the upland bird season opened for sharp-tailed grouse and partridge. The start of September saw the diehard waterfowl hunters hit the land to harvest ducks and geese. Don’t be surprised to see more land posted this fall restricting access until we get some significant moisture.

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Leko’s Conservation Corner – Raptor Identification

As harvest in the Nipawin area continues, farmers are graced with the enjoyment of an audience of raptors, patiently awaiting dinner that scrambles out from under the swaths. Ministry of Environment conservation officer Lindsey Leko’s column helps to identify just which species are dining as you work. “In Saskatchewan, we have four different types of raptors. These are owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles. It would be five if you included the turkey vulture. We have twelve different species of owls, five species of falcons, 10 species of hawks and two species of eagles in Saskatchewan. The more common falcons include the merlin and kestrel.”

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