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Treaty and Aboriginal Hunting and Fishing Rights

Individuals exercising constitutionally protected Treaty or Aboriginal rights to harvest fish and wildlife for food purposes are exempt from certain provincial hunting and fishing laws. However, individuals exercising Treaty or Aboriginal rights are expected to comply with specific land, safety and conservation laws and are encouraged to support fish and wildlife management programs.

This guide provides current information regarding:

Treaty Rights

  • Identification requirements
  • Where Treaty rights are recognized in Saskatchewan

Aboriginal Rights

  • Who may exercise Métis Aboriginal Rights and where Métis Aboriginal rights may be exercised in Saskatchewan
  • A Métis Harvesting Zone Map


  • Summary of hunting and fishing laws that apply to the exercise of both Treaty and Aboriginal rights in Saskatchewan

Learn more about Treaty and Aboriginal hunting and fishing rights in the province by accessing the Saskatchewan Treaty and Aboriginal Rights for Hunting and Fishing Guide.

Apply for a permit

Fill out this application to hunt with or assist a Treaty Indian Subsistence Hunter. This application is an agreement to hunt wildlife for food.

Download Application to Hunt With or Assist Treaty Indian Subsistence Hunter

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