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.
"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.