There's still a lot of work that needs to be done and a lot of red tape to cut through; however, some people around Saskatchewan are getting excited about a new venture that the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is embarking on. 

The provincial group is hoping to acquire a recreational vehicle that hunters with a disability would be able to use during the hunting season, making the activity more accessible. Deer Mount

"The best way to describe them would be [that] they're somewhat a cross between an ATV and a wheelchair," said Executive Director, Darrel Crabbe. "They provide those individuals an opportunity to get into the field, go down trails and get back to areas that they may want to hunt. It's a very safe environment with those vehicles; they're designed to handles those kinds of terrains."

The Wildlife Federation is excited about the initiative, but Crabbe said they haven't been able to get a green light just yet.

"It's very new; we just started this process. We're still trying to get our feet under us as to, first of all, trying to determine how much one of these vehicles would cost and then trying to make that a reality."

If this idea becomes a reality, he said hunters would be able to use the vehicle which would be located in the Friendly City when it's not being used. 

"Checking into the possibility of us being able to purchase one of these vehicles. The hope is that we would be able to purchase one and house it in Moose Jaw at our facility. We would make it available to any disabled hunters in Saskatchewan to use for hunting opportunities coming this fall."

One group that took to social media to share in their excitement about the start of this project was the 306 Disabled Hunters group on Facebook, who have been working closely with Crabbe and the Wildlife Federation to make this a reality.

More Local News

Provincial Budget 2019: First Look

A balanced budget, as promised. Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer delivered the 2019-20 budget in the Legislature Wednesday afternoon, posting a $34 million surplus. The budget includes…

CEO of Saskatchewan Chamber Speaks in Estevan

The Estevan Chamber of Commerce held their AGM yesterday and the guest speaker at the luncheon was Steve McLellan, the CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. He adressed some of the economic…

Estevan Mayor Dissects Federal Budget

With an election year federal budget dropping on Tuesday, March 19 and some controversial tax changes forthcoming, Estevan mayor Roy Ludwig perused the federal budget and picked out a few key items…

Leadership Class Now Offered At ECS

The Estevan Comprehensive School has continued to see an increase in students wanting to learn skills that will help them long after they graduate. Josh LeBlanc, "Leadership 30 focuses on developing…

Collection Of Bottles For Fundraising Initiative

Organizations within our community continue to help raise funds for other groups that are not-for-profit. Karri Reiter with the Canadian Brotherhood of Patriots, "We did not too bad, we got a huge…

Chamber Has "Promising" 2018, Looking Ahead to 2019

The Estevan Chamber of Commerce held their Annual General Meeting on March 19 and it offered a chance to look back on 2018 as well as look forward to this year. There's no doubt about it, the…

Sask Parks Launches New Online Reservation System

Yesterday the Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport launched a new, upgraded online reservation system for the 2019 camping season. “We've launched our upgraded online campsite…

Saskatchewan Waters Clear Of Invasive Species

The Government of Saskatchewan concluded its 2018 invasive mussel monitoring program with no confirmed findings of invasive mussels in 121 water bodies sampled throughout the province.Geri Geiger,…

Spring Is In The Air

After what has seemed like eons of waiting we are finally hitting that season when the snow melts, the sun shines, and the bird's chirp, that's right, Spring is in the air. March 20th marks the start…

One Man Finds Out The Serious Consequences When Driving Impaired

The City Police were called out for a number of things last night, but one man found out the reasons as to why you do not drive impaired last night. Sgt. Evan Handley, "Around 8:30 pm last night…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login