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December 2017

On October 21st, 2017, North Battleford Conservation Officers received information regarding a large number of migratory birds that had been shot, dumped and left to waste approximately 7 miles east of Unity and 6 miles north along Swarthmore Road. Officers investigated the scene and located 44 Snow Geese, 26 ducks and 3 Greater White-Fronted Geese. None of the meat was removed from any of the waterfowl. Officers were able to collect some evidence at the scene and believe the offence took place between the evening of October 17th and the morning of October 18th, 2017. Call the toll-free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/tip. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

November 2017

On September 27th, 2017, Preeceville Conservation Officers received information regarding several moose that had been unlawfully shot and left to waste, approximately 2 miles west and 1 mile south of Buchanan, Saskatchewan. Officers investigated the area and located the kill site where three moose had been shot in a standing wheat field. The meat from a cow moose was taken along with the hide. A large bull moose was also located with front and hind quarters removed leaving the remainder of the animal to waste. A calf moose had also been shot and left to waste. Officers believe that the violations occurred the morning of September 26th, 2017. If you have any information call the toll-free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/tip.

October 2017

North Battleford Conservation Officers received two individual calls regarding moose that had been illegally shot and killed on private land in the Prongua district between the dates of Sunday, August 20th and Wednesday, August 23rd. Conservation Officers investigated the scenes and located a bull moose in a field 8km northwest of Prongua and a cow moose in a field 2.5km west of Prongua, Saskatchewan. Officers found in both incidents that the poachers had shot the moose, drove into the standing crop to retrieve them, and then transported the animals to a nearby location to field dress them. If you have any information, such as the person or persons involved or a vehicle description, or saw any suspicious activity in this area at all, call the toll-free Turn In Poachers Line at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/tip.

September 2017

Please accept our apologies. There is no Crime of the Month for this month.

August 2017

On Sunday, June 25th, 2017, Shaunavon Conservation Officers received information regarding a white-tailed deer fawn, which had been shot and left to waste in a field, approximately five miles east of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, north of Highway 722. Conservation Officers investigated the scene and determined that the fawn had been shot between the dates of June 23rd and 25th. There were no hunting seasons open for white-tailed deer at the time of the occurrence. Officers located tire tracks from a vehicle that could possibly be associated to this crime. The public’s help is needed to solve this crime. If you have any information, such as a vehicle description or person(s) involved, call the toll-free Turn In Poachers Line 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/tip. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

July 2017

On July 5th, 2017, Swift Current Conservation Officers received a call from the public regarding a dead doe antelope and its live fawn, which had been found two miles south and two miles east of Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. Conservation Officers attended the scene and located the dead doe and the live fawn approximately 70 meters off a grid road in an open field. Officers determined that the doe had been shot several days prior. There were no hunting seasons open for Antelope during this time. If you heard gun shots or saw any suspicious vehicles or activity in this area call the toll-free Turn In Poachers line 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at www.saskatchewan.ca/tip.

June 2017

Meadow Lake Conservation Officers received information regarding a series of arson fires that were started along Highway 155 north of Green Lake, Saskatchewan, on the evening of May 6th and afternoon of May 10th, 2017. Upon investigation of the scene, officers determined that the fires located 20-30 kilometers north of Green Lake were intentionally set arson fires. Arson is a very dangerous and serious crime under the Criminal Code in Canada and carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail if convicted. Conservation Officers need the public’s help to solve this crime. If you know the person(s) responsible or saw any suspicious activity while travelling the area on these dates, call the toll-free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/tip. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

May 2017

Please accept our apologies. There is no Crime of the Month for this month.

April 2017

In Saskatchewan it is illegal to advertise and sell wild meat, fish or items that contain wildlife parts without a permit. As a result, you may be in violation of the Wildlife Act for trafficking in wildlife and subject to prosecution should the ad remain posted. If you plan to advertise and sell wildlife parts, you are encouraged to discuss your activities with a Conservation Officer to find out what permits or licences you will need to conduct your business legally. Licences and permits can be obtained from any Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment office. If you are aware of any environmental, forestry, fishery or wildlife violations, call the toll free Turn In Poachers line 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at www.saskatchewan.ca/tip. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward if your information leads to a conviction.

February 2017

On January 16th, 2017, Estevan Conservation Officers received a phone call regarding 3 dark-coloured snow machines which had been seen chasing and had run over a coyote 5 miles northeast of Bienfait, SK. The caller indicated that the snow machines stopped for a few minutes at the site and then continued northwest. Conservation Officers investigated the scene and located a coyote that had been run over with a snow machine. The animal was still alive and had to be put down. Officers followed the snowmobile tracks to highway 605 between Bienfait and Lampman. The public’s help is needed to solve this case. If you have any information regarding this case or others like it, call the toll free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/tip. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

January 2017

On Saturday, October 15th, 2016, Prince Albert Conservation Officers received information regarding a bull moose which had been shot and left to waste on private land located 7 miles east of Shell Lake and 3 miles south on Emerald Lake Road. Officers investigated the scene and located a large bull moose which they believe had been shot sometime in the late hours of October 14th or the early hours of October 15th. Conservation Officers need the public’s help to solve this crime. If you have any information such as the person or persons involved, a vehicle description or any other information regarding this crime, call the toll free Turn In Poachers line 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/tip. You can remain anonymous and can be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

December 2016

On Friday October 7th, 2016 Pierceland Conservation Officers received information regarding multiple moose which had been shot out of season on private land, approximately 10 miles south of Pierceland along Highway #21. Conservation Officers investigated the scene and located five moose gut piles. They believe the offences took place between October 5th and October 7th. A newer grey Ford F150 has been observed in the area where the moose had been shot. Conservation Officers need the public’s help to solve this crime. If you have any information regarding this case such as the person(s) involved or a vehicle description call the Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at www.saskatchewan.ca/tip. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

November 2016

Please accept our apologies. There is no Crime of the Month for this month.

October 2016

On September 15th, 2016 Saskatchewan Conservation Officers received information from a hunter who found a large number of migratory birds that had been shot, dumped and left to waste in a field approximately 3km northeast of Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. Conservation Officers investigated the scene and located 136 ducks, 43 Canada geese and 61 Snow geese from which no meat had been taken and found only 3 Snow geese carcasses which had the breast meat removed. The public’s help is needed to solve this crime. If you have any information such as a vehicle description or the person or persons involved call the toll free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/tip. You can remain anonymous and can be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

September 2016

On September 12, 2016, Prince Albert Conservation Officers received information regarding a large number of tires that were discarded on private land two and a half miles west on Tower Lake Road, southwest of Prince Albert. Officers investigated the scene and located approximately 200 tires, which they believe were dumped between July and mid-August of 2016. Dumping of scrap tires and other forms of littering threaten the stability of Saskatchewan's natural resources and is an offence under the Environmental Management and Protection Act. In addition, trespassing on private land may lead to civil action being taken by the land owner. Call the toll-free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cell phone. Violations may also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/TIP. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

August 2016

In December of 2015 Conservation Officers received information regarding a herd of elk that had been shot at in the Kipling area. Officers investigated the scene and found one wounded and two dead elk which had been left to waste. As a result of information received through the Turn In Poachers line Conservation Officers were able to identify the responsible party. Charges were laid and fines in excess of $5300 were handed down by the court. The public’s assistance providing information through the Sasktip program is an important tool for solving resource crimes in Saskatchewan. The Sasktip program does not subscribe to call display, record calls, or require tip providers to identify themselves. If you have any information regarding resource crimes in Saskatchewan call the toll free Turn In Poachers Line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/tip.

July 2016

On April 19th, 2016 Humboldt Conservation Officers received information regarding an amount of litter which had been dumped on private land 2 miles north of Lanigan, SK. Officers investigated the scene and discovered that one plastic garbage bag which had been rolled in a green tarp contained what appeared to be an entire deboned deer, with approximately 40lbs of meat, butcher scraps and rubber gloves. If you have any information regarding this case such as a person or persons involved, or a vehicle description call the toll free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

June 2016

On February 12, 2016 Loon Lake Conservation Officers received information about a dam which had been built across Turtle Creek near the boat launch. Upon investigation Officers determined the dam had been built under the east side of the bridge near to the cabin area, thus holding up water and not allowing fish to access valuable spawning areas in Turtle River. It is illegal to stop or hinder fish from entering or passing through any fish way and to remove, displace, or add any sand, gravel, or other material to the bed, bank or boundary of any water course or water body. If you have any information regarding this or other environmental crimes contact the toll free TIP line 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

May 2016

Please accept our apologies. There is no Crime of the Month for this month.

April 2016

On March 31, 2016, Stony Rapids Conservation Officers received a call from an individual who wanted to purchase a commercial fishing licence. The licence was not granted as the individual did not qualify for a commercial fishing licence on the lake requested. The individual stated that he had already caught 1500 pounds of fish from that lake and Conservation Officers believed that he intended to sell the fish. Officers believe the individual is in the Saskatoon area and has or may be attempting to illegally sell the fish. If you have any information regarding an individual who is selling or attempting to sell fish, contact the toll free TIP line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations may also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

March 2016

Please accept our apologies. There is no Crime of the Month for this month.

February 2016

On January 1, 2016 Saskatoon Conservation Officers received a dead Snowy Owl that had been found on Tamke Road approximately 4 miles east of highway 11, south of Saskatoon. Upon investigation Conservation Officers determined that the owl had been shot with a rifle. It is illegal to shoot owls in Saskatchewan, which are a protected species under the Saskatchewan Wildlife Act. If you have any information regarding this crime, such as the person or persons involved call the toll free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

January 2016

Rogue outfitting is a serious illegal activity that jeopardizes wildlife populations and reduces trophy hunting opportunities for ethical hunters in Saskatchewan. Clients pay illegal outfitters thousands of dollars to take them into areas where outfitting is not permitted, accessing private land without landowners permission and often undertaking unlawful hunting practices such as night hunting, shooting from vehicles, waste of game, and illegally exporting antlers and game outside of the province and country. These activities target trophy white-tail deer, mule deer, moose and elk, and predators such as wolf and bear and occur outside of regular hunting seasons. If you have witnessed or are aware of any suspicious hunting activity call the toll free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. You can remain anonymous and can be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

December 2015

Please accept our apologies. We hope to have the Crime of the Month for this month up soon.

November 2015

Please accept our apologies. There is no Crime of the Month for this month.

October 2015

On September 27th, 2015 Humboldt Conservation officers received information through the Turn In Poachers Line regarding 2 moose that had been shot and left to waste 2 miles south and 1 mile west of Dana, Saskatchewan. Officers attended the scene and located a bull and cow moose in a harvested grain field. The bull moose had been dragged into a secluded location which officers believe was done in an attempt to hide the unlawful activity while the persons involved left to retrieve a trailer. A witness was able to identify a dark coloured truck pulling a trailer but was unable to identify the suspects. If you have any information regarding this crime call the toll free Turn In Poacher Line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation.

September 2015

Each year in Saskatchewan Conservation Officers are called to investigate reports of constrictor snakes that have escaped containment or have been released by their owners. Under Saskatchewan’s Captive Wildlife Regulations it is illegal to import or hold in captivity any constrictor snakes belonging to the Boidae family. This includes pythons, ball pythons, or boa constrictors. The regulations are in place to address public safety, disease issues, and potential impacts to native species. It is not uncommon for people to breed these snakes in other provinces and sell them to Saskatchewan residents as pets. Before you buy and import any type of exotic wildlife into Saskatchewan ensure you check with your local Ministry of Environment field office Conservation Officers. If you are aware of anyone who possesses illegal exotic wildlife in Saskatchewan, call the toll free turn in poachers line or #5555 from a sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation.

August 2015

On June 18th, 2015 Shaunavon Conservation Officers received information regarding a bull moose that had been found dead in an abandoned farm yard approximately 5 miles south of Simmie, SK. Officers investigated the scene and located a second dead mature cow moose in the same location. Some evidence was retrieved from the scene and officers believe that the two moose had been shot from the road. There was no attempt to retrieve the animals which were left to waste. If you have any information regarding this crime such as the person or persons involved or a vehicle description call the toll free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. You can also report your information online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

July 2015

Please accept our apologies, there is no Crime of the Month for this month.

June 2015

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, a fire was started late in the evening just north of the Prince Albert landfill, south of Red Wing Terrace.

On Wednesday, April 15th at approximately three in the afternoon, a second fire was started in the same location, threatening homes and businesses in the Red Wing Terrace area. Conservation Officers investigated the scene and found multiple areas where a fire had attempted to be started and determined that the cause of the fire was arson.

Two males and one female were seen in the area leaving by foot. Investigators have not been able to determine the identity of these subjects or their involvement, if any, and need the public's help to solve this crime. If you have any information regarding this crime or the person(s) responsible call the toll free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation.

May 2015

Please accept our apologies, there is no Crime of the Month for this month.

April 2015

On December 29, 2014 Rowan’s Ravine Conservation Officers received information regarding two moose that had been illegally shot and killed, and left to waste approximately 25km southwest of Raymore, SK. Officers investigated the scene and found one moose with four quarters removed without being skinned prior. The remainder of the animal was left to waste. The second moose had it’s head removed with all of the meat left to waste. An early to mid 90’s Ford 1/2ton extended cab, brown in colour was observed heading north on Highway 6 near Serath. A moose head was seen in the box of the truck. If you have any information regarding this case or others like it, Conservation Officers would appreciate your help. Call the toll free Turn in Poachers Line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online.

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On November 21, 2014 Rowan’s Ravine Conservation Officers received information regarding a white tail doe deer that had been shot and left to waste approximately 5 km west of Liberty, SK. A vehicle was observed stopping on the road, an individual shooting and killing the deer, and then driving off. The vehicle is around a 2008, light grey or silver Dodge diesel 3/4 or 1 ton truck with chrome step bars and a noticeable suspension lift. The driver was wearing an orange jacket and described as a heavyset white male, approximately 30 years old. If you have any information regarding this case or others like it, Conservation Officers would appreciate your help. Call the toll free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. You can also report violations online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation.

February 2015

On November 25, 2014, Swift Current Conservation Officers received information regarding a mule deer that had been shot, hidden in a bail stack, and left to waste approximately 3 miles south of Swift Current, SK. Officers investigated the scene and found a mature mule deer buck tucked into a roll of round bails. The deer had been field dressed but not skinned and only the antlers had been removed and taken. No meat was removed from the deer and the entire carcass was left to waste. Conservation Officers believe that the deer was transported to the area after being hung in a different location. If you have any information regarding this case or others like it call the toll free Turn In Poachers Line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

January 2015

On November 26, 2014 Moose Mountain Conservation Officers received information regarding a cow and two calf moose that had been shot and left to waste one half mile south of Gooseberry Lake in the R.M. of Golden West. Conservation Officers investigated the scene and determined that the moose had been shot in the evening, after legal hunting time. The meat from only one of the calf moose was salvageable for human consumption. Some evidence was collected at the scene however Conservation Officers need the public’s help to solve this crime. Call the toll free Turn In Poachers Line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone or you can report the violation online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to a conviction.

December 2014

Between November 21 and December 6, 2014 Pierceland Conservation Officers have received information regarding several deer that had been shot and left to waste in the Pierceland area. Officers attended the scene and located evidence that indicated that two deer had been shot in a row, walked up to, and had their heads removed. Another incident involved a deer left to waste and killed southwest of Pierceland. Evidence at the scene suggests a vehicle drove up to the deer but did not retrieve the animal, and then the vehicle headed westbound. If you have any information regarding these crimes, such as a vehicle description, license plate number, or the persons involved call the toll free Turn In Poachers Line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. You can also report the violations online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation.

November 2014

Since September 15th of 2014, Yorkton Conservation Officers have received numerous complaints through the Turn In Poachers Line regarding a number of moose that have been found shot and left to waste. Upon investigation officers located 8 moose kills within a few kilometres of each other in an area west of Good Spirit Lake. In some cases all the meat had been taken, however officers also found several animals where none of the meat had been taken and the animal was left to waste. Officers were able to collect some evidence from the kill sites but are asking for the public’s help in solving these wildlife crimes.

October 2014

On Friday, September 26th Conservation Officers received information regarding a headless deer carcass found along highway number 44 approximately 5 miles east of Eston, Saskatchewan. The large mule deer buck had been shot with a rifle during the archery only season. The animal had been field dressed with only the head and antlers removed. The remainder of the meat and carcass were deliberately left to waste alongside the road. If you have any information regarding this crime, contact Turn In Poachers.

September 2014

On Monday, August 25, 2014 Conservation Officers received a TIP call regarding four black garbage bags filled with dead geese dumped along a grid road west of Glaslyn, Saskatchewan. Officers responded to the area and found a total of twelve bags in five separate locations within 1 mile. Forty-eight wasted geese were found with twenty-four of them left being whole. Officers believe the bags were dumped on the morning of August 25th before 11am. If you have any information regarding this crime, call or report online to Turn In Poachers.

August 2014

On June 24th, 2014 Swift Current Conservation Officers received information regarding a female antelope that had been shot and left to waste approximately 50 yards off the road 1 mile south of Glen Bain, Saskatchewan. Conservation Officers investigating the scene discovered two orphaned antelope kids. A similar situation occurred 1 mile northeast of Glen Bain on Highway 19 in 2009 where 3 adult antelope were shot, leaving 4 orphaned antelope kids. If you have any information regarding this crime or others like it Conservation Officers would appreciate your help. Call the toll free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. You can choose to remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

July 2014

In Saskatchewan, agricultural producers use over 20,000 grain bags each year for temporary storage of grain and silage. Unfortunately some producers are choosing to burn the bags, releasing highly toxic materials into the atmosphere, which can cause long term human and environmental health problems. Burning of agricultural plastics will often take place at night so that the harmful black smoke plume is not easily identified. Open burning of agricultural plastics, such as grain bags, is prohibited under Saskatchewan’s Clean Air Act and Regulations and can result in a fine of up to $1,000,000 or up to 3 years imprisonment, or both. Call the toll free Turn In Poachers Line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone or you can report the violation online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to a conviction.

June 2014

Please accept our apologies, there is no Crime of the Month for this month.

May 2014

Effects of littering on our environment are widespread. Encouraging people not to litter remains a major challenge in Saskatchewan. Garbage dumped along roadways and in rural or forested areas can be harmful to human and animal health, and can cause contamination to the soil and water. Saskatchewan Conservation Officers will investigate reports of littering and can often find evidence at the scene that can lead them to the offender. Anyone convicted of littering, under the Saskatchewan Litter Control Act, faces a minimum fine of $200 and in more serious cases, a court appearance may be necessary. If you have information regarding a person or persons responsible for littering, Conservation Officers would appreciate your help. Call the toll free Turn In Poachers Line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone or you can report the violation online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to a conviction.

April 2014

Please accept our apologies, there is no Crime of the Month for this month.

March 2014

Did you know that permits are required to advertise, sell, barter, or trade fish and wildlife? Posting on social media or online buy and sell sites is a great way for sellers and buyers to connect, but these sites are also used by lawbreakers, trafficking, and fish and wildlife. To sell certain products you need to obtain a licence or permit from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. Please contact your nearest Ministry of Environment office to find out what you need to know to conduct your business legally. There are products that are illegal to sell. If you are aware of any environmental, forestry, fisheries or wildlife violations call the Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. You can also report suspected violations online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if the information leads to a conviction.

February 2014

On the afternoon of November 29, 2013 Melfort Conservation Officers received information through the Turn In Poachers line regarding 2 moose that had been recently shot four miles east of Naicam, Saskatchewan. Conservation Officers attended the scene and located the area where the cow and calf moose had been shot and killed. They also located evidence that indicated that the moose had been dragged by a vehicle to a secluded location. A white extended cab truck had been seen in the location of the crime scene earlier in the day and may be associated to this crime. The public's help is needed to solve this crime. If you have any information regarding this case or others like it call the toll free Turn In Poachers line or #5555 from a Sasktel cellphone. Information can also be submitted online at saskatchewan.ca/conservation. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if the information leads to a conviction.

January 2014

On the evening of October 11, 2013, North Battleford Conservation Officers received a call from the Turn in Poachers line regarding a moose that had been chased and shot by a vehicle in a field approximately 8 miles east and 4 miles north of Wilkie, SK. A witness was able to capture the incident on video. The vehicle was observed chasing a moose which was shot at 3 times from the vehicle which then drove away. There was no rifle season open in the area at the time. The vehicle in the video appears to be an extended cab green Chev or GMC halfton with a stripe package and silver box rails. If you have any information regarding this case, call the toll free Turn In Poacher Line. Violations may also be reported online at environment.gov.sk.ca under Compliance & Enforcement. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to a conviction.

December 2013

On December 6, 2013 Outlook Conservation Officers received information regarding a dark blue Ford F150 Crew Cab truck carrying a large bull elk with trophy size antlers. Several eye witnesses observed the vehicle exiting a stubble field approximately 22 kilometers west of Simpson, Saskatchewan. The vehicle turned on to Grid 748 and headed east towards the community. Conservation Officers investigated the scene and determined that four elk were illegally shot out of season on posted land and that at least three individuals were involved. The violators dragged the animals approximately 800 meters across the road to a non-posted stubble field where they field dressed all four animals out of sight of passing traffic. If you have any information regarding this case, call the toll free Turn In Poacher line. Violations may also be reported on line at environment.gov.sk.ca under Compliance & Enforcement. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to a conviction.

November 2013

Please accept our apologies, there is no Crime of the Month for this month.

October 2013

On October 7, 2013 Kindersley Conservation Officers received several calls through the Turn in Poacher line regarding a bull moose that had been shot and left to waste along the road one mile south and three miles east of Fiske, Saskatchewan in the R.M. of Pleasant Valley. A Conservation Officer investigated the scene and located a mature bull moose approximately 150 meters from the road in a field that was clearly signed as no hunting. The officer determined the animal had been shot a number of times and left to die sometime between the evening of Saturday October 5th and early afternoon of Sunday October 7th. No effort was made to retrieve the animal. If you have any information regarding any of these cases, Conservation Officers would appreciate your help. Call the toll free Turn In Poacher line or #5555 from a SaskTel cell phone. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to a conviction.

September 2013

On August 24th, 2013 Saskatoon Conservation Officers received information through the Turn in Poacher line regarding a Northern Harrier which appeared to have been struck by an arrow which remained lodged in the body of the hawk. The complainant spotted the bird approximately 5 miles southeast of Saskatoon and was able to take several photographs of the bird in flight, however the bird has not been located since the initial sighting. The Northern Harrier hawk is a protected species and it is illegal to hunt or kill them in the province of Saskatchewan. If you have any information regarding this crime, or crimes of a similar nature, Conservation Officers would appreciate your help. Submit your information online through the Ministry of Environment's confidential Report a Violation link or by calling the toll free Turn In Poacher line or #5555 from a SaskTel cell phone. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to a conviction.

August 2013

Please accept our apologies, there is no Crime of the Month for this month.

July 2013

Please accept our apologies, there is no Crime of the Month for this month.

June 2013

On Sunday May 19th, 2013 a call was received through the Turn In Poacher line regarding a white-tailed deer that had been shot and left to waste just north of Weldon, SK in close proximity to the Weldon Ferry. The caller stated they heard rifle shots and went to investigate the source of the shooting. They came across a silver Dodge pick up truck stopped near a dead dear lying in a hay field. Two people were seen standing outside of the truck near the animal. The caller also noted several occupants inside the vehicle. The vehicle quickly fled however the caller was able to take several photos of the vehicle. The truck is believed to be an early to mid 2000 model silver Dodge pick up truck, and was headed in the direction of Kinistino, SK. If you have any information regarding this crime, Conservation Officers would appreciate your help.

May 2013

In May of 2012, Assiniboia Conservation Officers received information about dead wildlife that had been found southwest of Wood Mountain, SK. In June, a similar complaint was received regarding wildlife found dead in a field two kilometers north of Readlyn, SK. A Conservation Officer investigated the scenes and found the carcasses of four bald eagles, one golden eagle, nine coyotes, one turkey vulture, two hawks, and numerous cattle carcasses. Test results confirmed that carbofuran poison was present in many of the animals. Carbofuran poison is extremely toxic to humans and animals and is illegal to possess in Canada. If you have information regarding these crimes, call the toll free Turn in Poacher Line or #5555 from a SaskTel cell phone. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to a conviction.

April 2013

On January 28th, 2013 Prince Albert Conservation Officers received information regarding a calf moose that had been shot and taken east of Prince Albert along Highway 55 within city limits. Officers investigated the scene and determined that the moose was shot between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. from the highway, using a spotlight and that the shooter discharged the firearm across both lanes of traffic. Conservation Officers need the public's help to solve this crime. If you have any information such as a vehicle description, license plate number, or the person or persons involved, call the toll free Turn in Poacher Line or #5555 from a SaskTel cell phone.

March 2013

On December 22nd, 2012 Greenwater Conservation Officers received information through the Turn in Poacher line that several elk had been shot on private land approximately one mile south-east of Chelan along Highway 23. Officers investigated the area and found evidence which indicated four elk had been shot. Three of the elk were left to waste and one elk had been removed from the scene. The elk were shot within 500 meters of an occupied residence and the bullets would have travelled across Highway 23. The public's assistance is needed to solve this crime. If you have any information such as a vehicle description, or the persons involved, call the toll free Turn in Poacher Line or #5555 from a SaskTel cell phone.

February 2013

Between December 2012 and January 2013, nine mule deer and four whitetailed deer were shot and left to waste along Highway 747 near Frenchman Butte, SK. A year earlier, 15 whitetailed deer had been shot and left to waste north of Frenchman Butte and three mule deer shot and left to waste west of Frenchman Butte. Conservation Officers investigated the scenes and found that some of the bucks had their heads and antlers removed. Officers were able to collect some evidence and believe that ATV's or a vehicle with a loud muffler may have been involved with these crimes. The public's assistance is needed to solve these crimes. If you have any information such as a vehicle description, license plate number, or the names of those involved, call the toll free Turn in Poachers Line or #5555 from a SaskTel cell phone.

January 2013

Please accept our apologies, there is no Crime of the Month for this month.

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