Garry C. called the meeting to order at 7:35 pm at the Youth Center.


Minutes: Presented minutes from August 30, 2016 meeting.

MOTION by Garry C., seconded by Terence H., to adopt minutes from August 30 meeting, carried.


Financial Report:

MOTION by Garry C. to adopt financial report, seconded by Curtis P., carried.

Closed mortgage loan account, Indoor and outdoor range accounts.



  1. Dwayne D. did interviews with the Source and Booster newspapers.
  2. Region 2 Fall meeting is in North Battleford on October 22 at the Battleford Wildlife Museum at 9:30 am. RSVP to Jim Todd. Members interested in going are: Ian P., Garry C., Larry C. and Dwayne D.
  3. Zone 5 Fall meeting is in Bonnyville on October 22 at the Beaver River Fish & Game Association clubhouse, 4402 54 Ave. RSVP to Robyn Butler by October 15.


Committee Reports:

Memberships Garry C. – 1682 LDFGA, 283 Indoor Range, 748 Outdoor Range.


Youth Outdoor Activity DayJune 24, 2017

Indoor Range Duct work needs to be moved and benches modified. Waiting on quote from Lloyd Plumbing and Heating.

10 people signed up for the RSO course. Darwin G. suggested current RSO’s retake the course; because of all the modifications, some procedures have changed.

Trevor D. brought up that the center beam is not to code and should be laminated.

Outdoor Range Need to get sponsor signs done.

Conservation Camp Zone 5 director sent in information on Narrow Lake Camp.

ScholarshipsOnly 1 applicant.

MOTION by Bill A. to accept the one scholarship applicant, seconded by Jeff F., carried.


Habitat Paid taxes on Habitat Trust land as a donation to SWF.

Hide Program NR

Trout PondsNR

TrophiesStarting to come in.

Gun and Outdoor Sportsman Show January 21 and 22, 2017.

Archery Club / Youth Center Registration for programs is November 2. Soffit is repaired.

Gordon Leslie ProjectNR

BanquetJanuary 28, 2017. Dwayne D. has new facility agreement to review at next meeting.

Discussed having entertainment to Banquet.

MOTION by Jeff F. to have entertainment at the banquet, seconded by Bill A., carried.

Fish Fry – April 20, 2017.


Bills to be Paid:

MOTION by Garry C. to pay outstanding bills, seconded by Jeff F., carried.



Old Business:

  1. Need to install panic doors in Indoor range. Will be done when installing new bench area. Need to follow up on non-conformance items. Archery Club will look after Youth center building checks and documentation.
  2. Dwayne D. will resend draft letter to the range committee for more feedback.
  3. Committee to review Charter: Trevor D., Reid B., Dwayne D., Gerry R. and Larry C.
  4. Dwayne D. will book appointment to talk to SK MLA, Colleen Young.
  5. Ian P. presented SWF proposed resolutions for hunting and fishing. See attached.

Fishing                  1. MOTION by Ian Peters, seconded by Bill A., carried unanimously.

  1. MOTION by Ian Peters, seconded by Darwin G., carried unanimously.
  2. MOTION by Ian Peters, seconded by Jeff F., carried unanimously.
  3. MOTION by Ian Peters, seconded by Curtis P., carried, one opposed.

Hunting                1. MOTION by Ian Peters, seconded by Trevor D., carried unanimously.

  1. MOTION by Ian Peters, seconded by Terence H., carried unanimously.
  2. MOTION by Ian Peters, seconded by Trevor D., carried unanimously.
  3. MOTION by Ian Peters, seconded by Trevor D., carried unanimously.
  4. MOTION by Ian Peters, seconded by Jeff F., carried unanimously.


New Business:

  1. Lloyd Comp High School was out. Did training with the outdoor camp and orienteering.
  2. Grand opening for Indoor Range when it’s colder out and more people using the range.
  3. Discussed the supporting the Fish Program in school.

MOTION by Ian P. to support the Fish Program at ES Laird in lieu of the SWF youth donation at convention, seconded by Trevor D, carried.

  1. Trevor D. mentioned Lloyd Scouts having a Range Master course at our ranges. Unsure of dates yet.


MOTION for adjournment by Garry C.


Present at Meeting: Gwen B, Garry C, Ian P, Jeff F, Darwin G, Ab E, Curtis P, Terence H, Trevor D and Bill A.



NEXT MEETING                               October 25, 2016                            7:30 PM               LEGION HALL










Whereas many people will never read an anglers’ guide cover to cover, and

Whereas people, therefore are often poorly informed about limits, special regulations, fishing and dock etiquette and invasive species (i.e. zebra mussels), and

Whereas an uninformed, unaccountable public can be ultimately damaging to the resource, and

Whereas just about everyone that uses a lake will spend time at a boat launch and read posted signs, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the SWF request the Minister of Environment to establish a boat launch signage program to help reinforce our public use protocol.




Whereas many lakes in the northern and central zones are catch and release lakes, and

Whereas these lakes already require barbless hooks, and

Whereas it is complicated and confusing to determine where barbless hooks are mandatory, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the SWF request the Ministry of the Environment to require mandatory barbless hooks for all angling in the central and northern zones.




Whereas the handling of caught fish in the winter, especially trophy sized fish, can lead to severe damage to eyes, gills, and fins that are frozen when fish are kept in the cold too long, and

Whereas anglers are often poorly prepared with proper release tools and techniques, and

Whereas in most of these cases fish are released only to die, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the SWF undertake a public education program (such as Public Service Announcements, U-Tube videos, or poster programs) to show the proper tools, techniques, and ethics of catching and releasing fish.



  1. Walleye in Southern Zone – In non mandatory catch and release lakes

Whereas Saskatchewan Provincial Parks have a daily/possession limit of 3 walleye, and

Whereas in several lakes in the southern zone there is a daily/possession limit of 4 walleye, and

Whereas without reading the regulations when fishing walleye in different lakes, a person may not know what the limit is, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment implement a daily/possession limit of 3 walleye throughout the southern zone in non-mandatory catch and release lakes.

(Submitted by Garry Cunningham)





Whereas the number of applicants that are placed in the Super A Pool is increasing each year, and

Whereas people are drawn from the Super A Pool in a “luck of the draw” regardless of whether they have been in the pool for 4 or 20 years, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the SWF request the Ministry of Environment to institute a system of weighting the draw in favour of those who have been in the pool the longest.

BRIEF: This could be accomplished by prioritizing those in the pool the longest, or by giving an “extra ticket in the lottery” for each year that they languish in the super A pool.




Whereas the “luck of the draw” creates a situation where an applicant can be drawn for everything he/she applies for or, alternatively nothing, and

Whereas often most people can’t take the time off work to properly/ethically enjoy each hunt they have been waiting years to experience, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the SWF request the Ministry of the Environment to implement measures which would restrict the number of different tags that an applicant can receive in any one year.



Whereas there are landowners/ranchers leasing pasture from the federal or provincial governments, for example in WMU 9 and 10, and then posting it “No Hunting” but then allowing access to selected hunters, and

Whereas this contradicts the Leasing Agreement they signed, and

Whereas it appears Conservation Officers are not forcing the ranchers to meet the terms of their Agreement, but telling hunters they cannot hunt on the posted lands, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the SWF requests the Ministry of the Environment to instruct their CO’s to investigate these Grazing Leases to ensure public hunting is maintained on these lands.



Whereas issuing either sex tags in CWD affected zones results in the removal of older age class bucks which are sought after by trophy hunters, and

Whereas the management of CWD populations should only be done by issuing additional numbers of tags for antlerless mule deer and antlerless whitetail, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the SWF request the Ministry of the Environment to institute a reduction in the number of deer tags in all zones that have previously been affected by CWD to allow populations to recover.



Whereas the good growing conditions this year has resulted in many ditches with restricted visibility, and

Whereas this has resulted in a high rate of collisions with animals resulting in injuries to the public, and costing SGI significant claims of property damage, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the SWF request the Ministry of Environment and SGI to remind Sask Dept. of Highways and Rural Municipalities that adequate mowing of ditches is ultimately much cheaper and safer than trying to save money through reduced mowing.