Moose in prairie grasslands (Photo by Jason Bantle)

Moose in prairie grasslands (Photo by Jason Bantle)

Information for Hunters

Pronghorn (Photo by Jason Bantle)

Pronghorn (Photo by Jason Bantle)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a not-for-profit conservation organization. With support from our donors and partners, NCC has conserved over 198,000 hectares of ecologically significant land and water in Saskatchewan.

NCC recognizes the important role hunters can play in maintaining a healthy balance in wildlife populations. Where hunting aligns with property management plans and donor wishes, permission to hunt may be granted.

In response to the provincial land access changes implemented in 2022, NCC Saskatchewan has seen a large influx in permission requests, and we are working to improve our permissions system to accommodate this change. We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

In order to request permission to hunt on NCC Saskatchewan lands, you must complete the application form that will be available on this webpage in August 2024. Applications will not be accepted prior to August. Each member of your party must fill out the form completely and separately (youth hunters do not need to apply for permission but must be accompanied by an adult who holds a permission letter).

Staff will not make any changes to your form; any forms received that are incomplete will not be accepted and permission will not be granted.

The application form is for regulated and licensed non-status hunters. If you are a First Nations or Metis hunter looking to exercise your Treaty or Aboriginal Rights on NCC managed lands, please email us directly at huntingsk@natureconservancy.ca

Please note that hunting permission requests are processed in the order they are received, and permission letters may take up to 15 business days to administer. Please ensure that all information in your application form is complete and accurate to prevent any further delays in processing time.

When hunting on NCC properties in Saskatchewan please note the following Terms & Conditions of access:

  • All Saskatchewan hunting legislation and regulation applies on the properties. 
  • No hunting when cattle are present on any part of the property. 
  • Access is by foot only and harvested animals must be packed out. Vehicles are not permitted on NCC property (ATV/OHV/snowmobile, 4x4, truck). 
  • Leave gates as you found them. 
  • Hunting on NCC property is on a "first come first serve" basis. Please respect your fellow hunters. NCC properties are open to the public. It is your responsibility to be aware of your surroundings and other visitors accessing the properties. 
  • For our "Nature Destination" properties (Asquith 02-04 and Fairy Hill), we ask that you please park in designated areas and display the dashboard sign provided with your permission letter so that other users are aware that hunters are on site. 
  • Trail cameras must be labelled with your name and phone number and must be removed by the end of the season. Please send the GPS locations for each camera (latitude/longitude or UTM format) to huntingsk@natureconservancy.ca
  • For properties with Bison present year-round (i.e. Buffalo Valley and Old Man on His Back), please keep a safe distance of at least 100 m from bison at all times.

A list of Prohibited Activities on NCC lands includes:

  • No vehicle access of any kind.
  • No baiting. 
  • No overnight stands, shelters, cabins, barricades or structures. 
  • No camping. 
  • No fires. 
  • No trapping/snaring. 
  • No skeet/target shooting. 
  • No sighting-in rifles. 
  • Rabbit and predator hunting (i.e. bear and coyote) is not permitted. 
  • Removal of vegetation and dead/downed wood is not permitted. 

In cases where NCC lands have been conserved in partnership with other agencies through Saskatchewan’s Fish and Wildlife Development Fund (FWDF), the management and land access permission for the property is the responsibility of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our staff via email at huntingsk@natureconservancy.ca

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