The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is offering a way to get rid of your unused or unwanted firearms. The Wildlife Federation is holding a Guns for Habitat Program, an initiative that provides the opportunity for individuals to donate firearms to a great cause and help raise money for wildlife in our province. The program has been running for over 20 years in Saskatchewan and in that time the sale of donated guns has helped raised almost 80,000 dollars. Any firearms collected in good working order are sold with the proceeds supporting the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federations Habitat Trust program, the program was put in place to purchase and enhance habitat for wildlife in the province including species at risk. Even if the firearm you wish to donate cannot be resold they will still take the donation and use those firearms in training sessions. If you have a firearm you wish to donate you will be supplied with a tax-deductible receipt and according to Darren Newberry with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, the firearm donations are just the tip of the iceberg.
"Funds raised are often matched, and in some cases quadrupled, to secure critical wildlife habitat in our province."
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 you can call the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation at 306-692-8812.