Riley Barrowman has been elected president of the Kamsack branch of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation.
Also on the executive committee are: Clint Chernoff, past president and wildlife advisory chair; Tyson Leis, vice-president; Allan Wonitowy, treasurer; Alison Stefiuk, secretary and membership chair, and Walter Lesiuk, fisheries and habitat chair.
“With a new council in place we hope to keep our momentum going and bring in some new ideas and enthusiasm,” Chernoff said, as he provided advice for the executive.
“Don’t apologize for the decisions or activities, such as fundraising, you support while representing this organization nor your passion for the protection of wildlife, fisheries and the habitats they live in,” Chernoff said.
Also discussed at the group’s meeting were: establishment of a gun range; establishment of a clubhouse; antler measuring night; delegates attending the SWF convention in February; walleye stocking at Madge Lake; fish derby options; Kamsack reservoir; a Coyote derby; the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP); low deer populations; unregulated hunting; annual awards and fundraising banquet; fall regional meeting; membership renewals; membership insurance benefits; the need for more conservation officers; illegal drainage; habitat loss due to agricultural activities; human/wildlife conflicts on highways and with agriculture, and Zebra and Quagga Mussels and their threat to our fisheries and water bodies.
“It’s likely something we discussed would be important to many, yet only six people attended the meeting,” Chernoff said. “Memberships were available at our antler measuring night on Tuesday.”