The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is celebrating Saskatchewan Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing Heritage Day.

"A provincial recognition," shared Darrell Crabbe, President of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, "of the quality of life and economic benefits that hunting, angling, and trapping provide our province every year."

"Southeast Saskatchewan is well-known for angling and hunting. Rafferty and Alameda are favourite destinations for a lot of anglers in the province. As well as the hunting opportunities in the southeast are really unmatched not only in Saskatchewan but lots of Canada especially in the area of pheasants."

"The southeast certainly benefits a great deal from the economic impact that hunting and angling provide. Those activities generate about $600 million worth of economic activity every year. It is the only economic activity that we can identify that moves money from urban areas out to rural areas."

MLAs in the provincial legislature were invited to wear camo today to mark Saskatchewan Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing Heritage Day.

"We have a number of city mayors have declared November 15th Camo Day. And we've got contests for groups or individuals who want to put on their camo and get their picture taken and send it to us. We'll be awarding prizes for those."

More information on Camo day can be found at the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation's website.

He added that today is a great opportunity to recognize all the benefits that are derived from hunting and fishing. 

"A quarter of a million of Saskatchewan's residents participate in hunting or angling or trapping every year. It's widely embraced as a very healthy outdoor activity for all residents."

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