Tougher Legislation For Poachers in Saskatchewan

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Environmental Minister Scott Moe announced last month that Saskatchewan hunting legislation will be updated for the first time in sixteen years. The Wildlife Amendment Act, 2014 would increase the severity of hunting penalties, helping to confront the issue of poaching. Under the proposed legislation, people convicted on three separate occasions of violating wildlife law will receive a lifetime ban, prohibiting them from purchasing a hunting license in the province. The Act will also prohibit those who are banned from receiving hunting licenses in other Canadian provinces and territories from obtaining one in Saskatchewan.

Read more about the Act at Leader – Post.