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Old 03-29-2012, 04:16 PM
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Just read in the paper they are shutting down our local CO's office in Moosomin. They said our area will now be patroled by Melville. As it was our local CO's area was from the US border over to number 9 highway and north to the Yellowhead highway. This was far to big an area for one man as it was. Now if you need a CO it could be over 3 hours for one to get there. This corner of the province has seen a huge population increase with potash expansion and oil production so there are a lot more people to check. We are on the Man/Sask border so we get a lot of Manitoba hunters that flood in here during deer season. We also have more hunting seasons than ever with elk and moose seasons that were never here a few years ago. It would appear that the government does not mind the revenue that wildlife brings in but sure do not want to do anything to help the resource.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:49 PM
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sad too see so many CO offices shut down
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:48 PM
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Time to start calling your members of parliament.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:57 PM
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Another shot to rural SK.
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Sent out 3 letters yesterday.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:09 PM
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WTF! There is something wrong with this government, we can not afford to lose any more CO's. If this province is booming so much with oil and potash and population increasing like it is, how is it we are going ass backwards. Obviously someone is lieing, I wonder what politician that could be.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:14 AM
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Thats bad news for sure, there is enough poaching and sh%t goin on around here in the southern zones.

This will cause alot of problems!!!!!!!! It was bad enough as it was, only usually see an officer once in the fall. Now who knows if the guy will even get to this area at all.
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I heard through the grapevine that its not the only one being closed, there is likely gonna be one more in the north.
I don't know why they would'nt cut a couple positions in regina and moose jaw to keep the others open, seeing them 2 offices are only 45 miles apart and likely house most of the CO's

But i was also told that when he was posted in the far north, that they had a gasoline budget and could not go over it and had to limit their patrols.

Kind of a joke with all the illegal activities happening, and the only answer is to cut the CO's. Really makes me wonder what percentage of the license money really goes back to fund our wildlife/hunting structure. Notice i never said MANGEMENT cuz thats gone already
Seems like they are relying on the TIPS line more and cutting CO's in the field. If they continue to cut positions it will be a free for all here:

What am i saying will be it already is......
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Just read in the paper they are shutting down our local CO's office in Moosomin. They said our area will now be patroled by Melville. As it was our local CO's area was from the US border over to number 9 highway and north to the Yellowhead highway. This was far to big an area for one man as it was. Now if you need a CO it could be over 3 hours for one to get there. This corner of the province has seen a huge population increase with potash expansion and oil production so there are a lot more people to check. We are on the Man/Sask border so we get a lot of Manitoba hunters that flood in here during deer season. We also have more hunting seasons than ever with elk and moose seasons that were never here a few years ago. It would appear that the government does not mind the revenue that wildlife brings in but sure do not want to do anything to help the resource.
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That is terrible news, the COs are already stretched way too far. Letters to my MLA will be on their way shortly.
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