SWF Offering Guns For Habitat Program

By Chelsea Walters

With spring cleaning on everyone’s mind, the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation wants to remind people across Saskatchewan of our Guns for Habitat Program, an opportunity to turn unneeded firearms into habitat for wildlife across our province.

White Tail Deer On Habitat Trust Land - Saskatchewan Wildlife Photo

White Tail Deer On Habitat Trust Land - Saskatchewan Wildlife Photo

For over 20 years, SWF’s Guns for Habitat initiative has provided individuals the opportunity to donate firearms for a good cause, raising almost $80,000.00 in the process. Firearms in good working condition are sold with the proceeds supporting SWF’s Habitat Trust program, which acquires and enhances habitat for wildlife including species at risk. A tax-deductible receipt is issued to the donor upon sale of the firearm. If the firearm cannot be sold, it may be deactivated for use in firearms safety instruction.

“Funds raised are often matched, and in some cases quadrupled, to secure critical wildlife habitat in our province,” said Darren Newberry, Habitat Coordinator for the SWF.

The SWF will make arrangements to pick up firearms anywhere across Saskatchewan.
The SWF does not accept handguns or prohibited firearms.

For more information, or to participate in the Guns for Habitat program, please contact us at 306 692 8812 or email dlnewberry@swf.sk.ca

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