City Begins Annual Gopher Control Program This Week

hhart-rushinko@moosejaw.caAll News, Home Page News, Press Releases

MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw advises residents that the annual gopher control program will begin this week. In early spring gophers are baited as they emerge from their winter burrows in search of food.

Full details on the City program and what residents can do to help control damage caused by gopher populations can be found at:

2024 Targeted Gopher Control Locations:

  • 1996 Summer Games Park: 16th Avenue S.W. & Coteau Street W.
  • 2005 Canada Games Fields: 1220 High St W
  • WDM Diamonds: 100 Diefenbaker Drive
  • McCullough Field Baseball Diamonds: 4th Avenue N.W. & MacDonald St.
  • Adams Baseball Diamond: 700 Block MacDonald Street
  • Skate Park: 9th Ave NW and MacDonald St W. (Areas within 30’ of skate park)
  • Wenman Baseball Diamond: 2nd Avenue N.W. & Laurier St.
  • Bell Park Baseball Diamonds: 800 Block Caribou Street E.
  • Crescent Park
  • Happy Valley Park
  • Sunningdale Nature Park (Along pathways and areas within 30’of Private Property)
  • Rosedale Cemetery/ Moose Jaw Cemetery
  • Iron Bridge Subdivision (West and South Berms and areas within 30’of Private Property)
  • South portion of Westheath Subdivision (Areas within 30’of Private Property)
  • South hill trail (20 ft from pathways, 10th to 16th)
  • Holly Crescent (Areas within 30’of Private Property)
  • Empty Lots along Laurier St. W
  • South Hill Reservoir (Areas within 30’of Private Property)
  • Mohns Road (Areas within 30’of Private Property)
  • New Trees along 9th Avenue NE between Thatcher Dr. and Caribou St. E
  • New Trees along Diefenbaker Dr.
  • Spring Creek (20 ft from pathways)
  • West Park
  • Wakamow (Oval and Campground)
  • Mcdonalds Field

Pet owners are reminded to keep animals on leashes so their activities can be safely monitored.

The City also strongly encourages residents to report gopher control issues on public spaces through the City’s Request for Service app or with the “Report An Issue” feature on the home page of the City’s website,