Late Snowfall Could Hurt Northern Fishing Camps

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 13:30



The executive director of the Saskatchewan Outfitters Association says last week’s dump of snow in the North will likely push operations back one week for at least some camps.


Hal Stupenikoff says much like last year, operations in the North — particularly the Athabasca region — will have a tough time meeting a June 1st opening day for fishing.


He points out that ice is still present on a number of lakes and may take a longer time than usual to melt.


Aside from that, Stupenikoff says 2004 looks to be a good year and notes that black bear hunting is already underway with many camps taking in clients.


Stupenikoff doesn’t foresee any difficulties arising from the B.S.E. crisis, either, and expects most hunters who wish to transport souvenirs across the border will simply take them to taxidermists first.