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Leko’s Conservation Corner – Saskatchewan’s Diverse Species at Risk

We often concentrate on our most popular species of fish, wildlife and plant in these columns. In Saskatchewan, there are 67 fish species, 414 bird species and 91 mammal species. I am not even touching amphibian, reptile or plant and fungi species. Read more about Leko’s Conservation Corner – Saskatchewan’s Diverse Species at Risk

ice-fishing

Leko’s Conservation Corner – Ice Fishing

Sponsored by - Buddha's Bait Shop, White Fox, SK
Sponsored by – Buddha’s Bait Shop, White Fox, SK

We finally received a bit of a reprieve from the extreme cold that we endured over Christmas and New Year’s. I went out one day to patrol and did not see a soul. It would be pretty uncomfortable to ice fish in that extreme cold, even if you were in a shelter. The nice thing about the cold is that it made some pretty good ice which should make access to lakes much easier. Read more about Leko’s Conservation Corner – Ice Fishing

Hudson Bay Conservation

Hudson Bay CO’s Looking For Assistance – Elk Shot & Left To Waste

Hudson Bay Conservation Officers need your assistance. On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, Hudson Bay Conservation Officers received a TIP call that an animal had been shot and left, approximately 11km west of Bertwell, SK, on the north side of Highway 23. Read more about Hudson Bay CO’s Looking For Assistance – Elk Shot & Left To Waste

Star City Meat Processor Fined $11,500 For Trafficking Wild Meat

A Star City man recently pleaded guilty in Melfort provincial court to five charges under the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act. An undercover investigation which started in 2014 found that a meat shop in Star City was illegally selling wild goose meat. Read more about Star City Meat Processor Fined $11,500 For Trafficking Wild Meat

Leko’s Conservation Corner – Coyote Hunting

Now that the winter is officially here with the arrival of cold weather and all this fluffy white stuff, we are seeing more people out hunting coyotes. It seems to be a pastime to travel the countryside looking for coyotes. It is not something that I am into personally, but many people really do enjoy hunting coyotes. Read more about Leko’s Conservation Corner – Coyote Hunting

Chronic Wasting Disease Head Testing Available to Hunters Until January 8

Ministry of Environment News Release – December 20, 2017

Chronic wasting disease – a fatal, infectious central nervous system disease found in deer, elk, reindeer and moose – was confirmed in three new wildlife management zones in 2017. The newly-identified zones are 44, 39 and 3. Chronic wasting disease has now been confirmed in 32 of Saskatchewan’s 83 wildlife management zones. Read more about Chronic Wasting Disease Head Testing Available to Hunters Until January 8