As hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting the start of hunting season, the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is reminding us of some new rules and regulations coming into effect for the upcoming season.

One of those changes is now most common centre fire rifle cartridges are now allowed for big game hunting, however, its encouraged that cartridges larger than 0.23 calibre are used.

Another change is that if you plan on setting up a trail camera or tree stand, you must get approval from the landowner before doing so.

"It's kind of funny because when you think of it, I mean it's sort of common sense if you're going to put a trail camera or a tree stand onto somebody's private land you would certainly ask their permission whether there's a sign or not," Darren Newberry, Habitat Land Coordinator with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation explained. "Now, they're just going to be enforcing that further."

With the rule changes, Newberry also warns of some animals having Chronic Wasting Disease.

"They look like there could be some drooling at the mouth, they may appear skinnier, the may act like not normal deer behaviour things like that," Newberry explained. "They can Chronic Wasting Disease and look like a perfectly healthy deer but without having it tested there's really no way to know for sure."

You can review all the rules and regulations in the Hunter and Trapper Guide.



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