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Established in 1944, Manitoba Wildlife Federation is the province’s oldest and largest conservation organization.

Manitoba Wildlife Federation is a registered charity, dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of fish, wildlife and habitat resources in Manitoba. Through advocacy, education and conservation programs, MWF is working to ensure healthy fish and wildlife populations in Manitoba. Our outdoor heritage and the time-honoured traditions of hunting and angling must be preserved for future generations.

Manitoba Wildlife Federation: Leading Manitoba’s angling, hunting and habitat conservation communities.

MWF Events
  • Portage Wildlife Club Sporting Clays Shoot

    Sporting Clay Shoot 2016

    Portage Wildlife Club and Manitoba Wildlife Association will be holding their annual Sporting Clay Shoot on Sunday June 19th, 2016.

    To see the poster in a larger format, please click here: Sporting Clay Shoot 2016

    Please see the poster for details

  • Sporting Clay Shoot August 21, 2016!

    St Hubertus Sporting Clays ShootMWF partnered with St. Hubertus Game & Fish Association are proud to present the second annual MWF/St. Hubertus Sporting Clay Shoot August 21, 2016!!

    1st shot opportunity on August 20th 2016.  Learn to shoot and try your hand at sporting clays with our instructors and shooting guides!  Everyone is welcome.  There is also a stocked trout pond for those that just want to come out and enjoy the day as well as for kids!!

    Please see this PDF of the poster for more details:  St Hubertus Sporting Clays Shoot

  • Cabela’s to host Ladies’ Day Out event on Saturday, May 07

    Cabela’s to host Ladies’ Day Out event on Saturday, May 7 in Winnipeg

    Celebration of female outdoor enthusiasts to run 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; entire families welcome Read More…

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  • Congratulations Gerry Arbez!

    The Community Futures Winnipeg River held their annual AGM this past week.  A huge congratulations goes out to Gerry Arbez, president of Lac du Bonnet Club, on winning their “Volunteer of the Year” award!!  Congratulations Gerry!

    CFWR Volunteer of the year To read this article in the PDF format, please click here: CFWR Volunteer of the year

  • Habitat Trust 6th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

    Habitat Trust Sporting Clay Shoot

    The MWF Habitat Foundation is holding its 6th annual sporting clay shoot on August 07, 2016 at 10:30AM.

    Cost is as follows:

    Adult $65.00

    Junior $40.00

    2nd round: $35.00

    All are welcome!

  • Portage Wildlife Club Sporting Clays Shoot

    Sporting Clay Shoot 2016

    Portage Wildlife Club and Manitoba Wildlife Association will be holding their annual Sporting Clay Shoot on Sunday June 19th, 2016.

    To see the poster in a larger format, please click here: Sporting Clay Shoot 2016

    Please see the poster for details

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habitat conservation

The Supreme Court of NS makes landmark decision re: night hunting

“Mr. Francis got out of the truck and about three or four seconds later took a shot at what he thought was a moose,” said the decision issued by Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Patrick Duncan. In fact, it was a decoy mechanical “moose” set up by officers of the Department of Natural Resources, who were hidden behind gravel piles. Please click HERE to read the full article

Hunter education

PROVINCE ADVISES TEMPORARY FISHING RESTRICTIONS IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY

April 26, 2016

PROVINCE ADVISES TEMPORARY FISHING RESTRICTIONS IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY TO PROTECT SPAWNING WALLEYE IN LAKE DAUPHIN

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises that temporary conservation measures have been put in place to protect walleye populations in Lake Dauphin and its tributaries this spring during the walleye spawning period.

The walleye population in Lake Dauphin has been recovering with the continued support of Indigenous peoples, recreational anglers and commercial fishers. Additional efforts are necessary to protect walleye during this critical part of their lifecycle and are part of efforts to ensure a sustainable Dauphin Lake walleye population.

The temporary measures take effect immediately and will be in place until the completion of the walleye spawning period. During this period, no commercial or recreational fishing is allowed but Aboriginal rights holders may continue to harvest all species of fish by angling only and must release any walleye between 45 and 70 centimetres in length.

These steps reflect the department’s commitment to improve walleye stocks and make decisions based on science, with input from First Nations and Métis communities. When Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship determines the spring walleye spawning has been completed, temporary conservation measures will be lifted.

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  • A Strong Mandate for Fish and Wildlife

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    Click here: Mandate Letter to see the new mandate given to our new Minister of Sustainable Development, the Honorable Catherine Cox (the former Conservation and Water Stewardship Ministry has changed mainly in name only to Sustainable Development).

    The MWF would like congratulate the new government and the Honorable Minister for committing to such an aggressive and positive set of priorities for fish and wildlife. Many of the bullet points in the priority list within the mandate letter focus on the Manitoba Wildlife Federation’s biggest issues and concerns including the enormous need for co-management harvest agreements with First Nations, Metis and licensed hunters, the need to curtail spotlighting, the burgeoning need to improve big game survey effectiveness and the pursuit of the eco-certification of Lake Winnipeg to name but a few. These are all the biggest issues your Federation hoped to get on the Province’s agenda prior to the election and here they are. The MWF will continue to push the new government for effective action on this ambitious slate of priorities and we will work diligently to assist the Province achieve success whenever and wherever we can. A huge thanks to Premier Pallister for answering our call for action, and especially to all of the citizens who helped shape the mandate of this new government to reflect the needs of fish, wildlife and the outdoor community.

  • Bobbing for fun – Free Press Article by MWF Managing Director Rob Olson

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    If you haven’t had an opportunity to read MWF Managing Director Rob Olson’s fantastic article on bobber fishing from the June 04th edition of the Winnipeg Free Press, you can read it below:

    Bobbing for fun – Winnipeg Free Press

     

  • PROVINCE REMINDS MANITOBANS TO BE BEAR SMART

    May 27, 2016

    PROVINCE REMINDS MANITOBANS TO BE BEAR SMART

    With temperatures rising and black bears becoming more active, Manitoba Sustainable Development is reminding Manitobans to ‘Be Bear Smart’ while in or near bear country.

    To avoid conflicts with bears, practice these preventive measures:

    • never approach or feed a bear (or any other wild animal);
    • keep dogs on a leash when out for a walk;
    • take down bird feeders between April and November and clean up leftover feed;
    • store garbage in a secure building or bear-resistant container;
    • secure outside compost piles or compost food items indoors;
    • remove ripened or fallen fruit daily;
    • leave barbecues turned on for a couple of minutes after cooking to burn off grease and reduce odours;
    • clean barbecue grills and grease cup after each use;
    • clean up after picnics in the yard or on the deck so food odours don’t linger;
    • feed pets indoors and never leave food dishes outdoors; and
    • fully enclose backyard beehives and chicken coops.  Electric fencing is an effective bear deterrent.

    These measures also apply to other wildlife species that can create conflict, such as coyotes, deer, raccoons, skunks and squirrels.

    Read More…

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