Whether you use a bow, muzzleloader or rifle, hunters across the southeast are making preparations for the hunting season. Darrell Crabbe, the Excuectuve Director for the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is hoping that those preparations also include fire prevention. 

"We've been doing this for a number of years with the Saskatchewan Stockgrowers Association," shared Crabbe. "Hunters are starting to hit the fields right now with elk season and certain wildland season and also migratory birds and a few others. We hoping that we can get everyone to take a few minutes to take a few additional precautions to ensure that they're taking every step so they don't become the cause of a wildfire on our landscapes."

Crabbe shared a couple of simple things for hunters to do to avoid starting a fire.

"First of all, we want them to check with landowners to make sure they have permission to go on there and to get an idea of any potential hotspots where they might want the hunters to hunt on foot only."

He also suggested using roads and trails and to park carefully to minimize the risk of causing a blaze similar to that which occurred in the southwest last October.

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"It's always a good idea to be carrying a fire extinguisher. That helps a lot especially if you might not be anywhere near a body of water."

Having a shovel available is also a good tool to have at your disposal.

"We hope everyone has a successful and enjoyable hunting season."

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