Gopher Control

27/03/2024

The Municipality will not be carrying Burrow Oat Bait this year as it is available through Southwest Terminal and the Shaunavon Home and Agro, both at a cost that is better or about the same as what we are able to purchase it at.
Please note that the Gopher Control Program is available again this year!  Please keep your receipts for any eligible products and bring them to the office by July 31, 2024 and we will submit the claim for you. Any product that is intended for use in 2024 qualifies even if it had been purchased prior to this year. If you have any questions feel free to call the office and we will be happy to help you, 306 297-2520.
SARM is administering the Gopher Control Program on behalf of the province. The program is designed
to achieve maximum results and accountability, while keeping administrative requirements for RMs
and First Nations to a minimum. Funding for the program is provided by the Saskatchewan Ministry of
Agriculture and the Government of Canada under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership
(Sustainable CAP) in the amount of $200,000 for this program year (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024).
Program funding will be prorated among all eligible claimants to a maximum of 50 per cent paid
for pest control product registered for use on gophers and up to $125 per raptor platform; but not
exceeding 50 per cent of total expenses reported for the claim.
• The program will rebate:
o Up to 50 per cent of registered gopher control product expenses (less any taxes with
verified invoices);
o As part of a non-chemical means to increase predation in the vicinity of gopher
infestations, the use of raptor platforms and nest boxes are eligible for:
 Raptor platform materials installed this program year at 50 per cent of eligible cost
(less any taxes with verified invoices) to a maximum rebate of a $125.
The following minimum level of service is required to be considered for the Gopher Control Program
rebate:
• Copies of invoices for all expenses claimed must be included. Taxes (GST and PST) are not
eligible for rebate.
All claims must be provided to the RM or First Nation office, where the Administrator or Land Manager
will complete the “Part 4 RM or First Nation Certification” and forward completed claims to SARM.
Eligible rebate payments for applicants will flow back through the RM or First Nation office they were
claimed through.