When we heard that there were those people who had been hunting in the afforestation areas for years, we, along with many others, thought that was something which was not allowed to happen within the city. However, the hunters were right. If they follow the Saskatchewan hunting regulations (no hunting within 500 meters of a building) there is a loophole in the City of Saskatoon bylaws, which does, indeed allow hunting in certain areas of the city if they first ask permission.
There are school class projects ongoing at the afforestation areas, University of Saskatchewan classes, public school and high school, citizen science bio-blitzes, and tours, besides nature and bird watchers, active living health enthusiasts – dog walkers, hikers, joggers, cyclists, skiiers, snowshoers. All thought that the greenspace would be safe, and that hunting was not allowed inside city limits.
There is a meeting Monday March 9 at 9:00 a.m. before the Standing Policy Committee on Planning Development and Community Services to speak towards the City of Saskatoon bylaw. The request is that a bylaw should be worded for protection in the city similar to the City of Regina No Hunting Bylaw No: 2011-14.
Send in your answer to the CTV Poll question:
Should hunting be allowed within city limits? Email your answer yes or no
If you also think that people should not be able to discharge a firearm within city limits, or shoot bow and arrows for hunting, please write a letter to your city councillor or write a letter towards this item which is already on the agenda. This “no hunting” is an item which many people thought already existed, and it does not for many City of Saskatoon areas. Please see page 21 for what is and what is not allowed in regards to hunting in the City of Saskatoon within city limits.
Very wonderfully, hunting is not allowed on property where “no hunting” signs are posted according to Saskatchewan provincial hunting legislation. Today, no hunting signs were in fact posted by the City of Saskatoon at the afforestation areas and at the off leash dog park.
If you are in another city, please check your bylaws about hunting within city limits, and how they are worded.
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For more information:
P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
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