Hunters are gearing up for the beginning of the season.

"Migratory birds open today, there's a number of the archery season's open and early elk is on. There's a few that opened up now and then there's others that have an opening date of October 1st then they're staggered throughout the rest of the season," stated Darrel Crabbe the Executive Director for the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation.

"Hunting and angling generate about half a billion dollars a year in Saskatchewan, so it certainly is a great activity as far as transferring dollars from urban to rural and hopefully it's a safe and enjoyable season for everyone."

People are reminded to keep safety in mind while hunting.

"The conditions right now might lead to people possibly creating a fire hazard out there, so I think right now we're just asking all hunters to take a few more precautions and make sure they don't drive in areas where the potential is there for a fire to start because of heating from vehicles or ATV's and that they park in a responsible area where there's not going to be vegetation touching underneath their vehicle," he explained.

"Certainly we want to attach this also to our hope that people are respecting land owner rights and getting permission and talking to land owners about where they can and can't hunt. We have terrific wildlife populations in Saskatchewan and that's very much because of the stewardship of our land owners and they deserve all of the respect in the world and there's no need for not contacting those individuals and asking for there permission to get out there and enjoy hunting on their property."

"Vast majority of hunters are very conscious about making sure the only thing they leave is their footprints and I think this time of the year with hunting starting today, on a number of different levels that they take that to heart very much and just take those extra few precautions and everything should be fine."

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