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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
  • 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

     WINNIPEG (May 3, 2016) – Cabela’s announces today the company’s biannual Ladies’ Day Out event taking place on Saturday, May 7, at all of its Canadian retail locations. A celebration of the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors, the event will feature guest appearances, sales, seminars, workshops and more.

    Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, camping or other outdoor adventures, Cabela’s encourages women and entire families to embrace their passion for the outdoors. Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out provides women and their families an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of outdoor activities while meeting and sharing experiences with other outdoor enthusiasts.

    Cabela’s staff and local partners will offer educational workshops and insight on outdoor products and activities free of charge. Additionally, all who participate in the event will qualify for a discount on in-store purchases.

    Seminars and workshops will include:

    • Camping Meets Glamping – Learn how to spruce up your camping with a little bit of a modern flair for the ladies who appreciate a little more than the basics.
    • Gun Skills 101 – Gun safety is important when learning to shoot for the first time. Join our Outfitters in a free seminar on gun maintenance and safety.
    • Archery for All Ladies – Bows, Broads and Bullseyes Archery Club takes you into the world of archery and covers tactics and techniques while letting you take the string and aim for yourself.

    Additionally, attendees will have an opportunity to meet Cameron Tait, Cabela’s Pro Staff, presenting a two-part seminar on Spring Fishing Basics, Filleting and Cooking Your Catch.

    For a complete schedule of Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out events, call 204-786-8966 or visitwww.cabelas.ca/stores.

  • Cabela’s Conservation Days – April 26-27th

    Cabela’s Winnipeg is holding it’s annual Conservation Days event April 26-27th. As a thank you to conservation groups for doing such great work around the province Cabela’s is offering basecamp employee pricing to everyone that presents the below invite on April 26-27th.

    Click here to view and print the invite to Conservation days: conservation_days_FNL

  • MWF/Russell Game & Fish Club Annual Banquet April 30, 2016!

    The Manitoba Wildlife Federation and the Russell Game & Fish Association make a great team!  The banquet last year was such a success that we’re back to bring you the 2nd Annual Russell Game and Fish/MWF Fundraising Banquet in Russell Manitoba for 2016!  Rob Olson will be back as your host and tickets are already on sale! The event will take place the evening of April 30th, hope to see you there!  To see more event information, please see the PDF below:  Russell Game and Fish Banquet Poster



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  • Seven Sisters Falls Wildlife Association Shooting Skills Day is Back for May 14, 2016!

    Come join Wayne Single and Friends for a fun day of shooting. Have you always wanted to learn to shoot a gun or bow? Have you taken your Hunter Safety but don’t know how to get started? This event is an incredible opportunity to learn to shoot a rifle, shotgun, blackpowder or bow and arrow. You will get expert instruction making this event a perfect opportunity for new shooters. All ages are welcome. See poster for more details.  Shooting Skills Day 2016Shooting Skills Day 2016

  • Portage Wildlife Club – 1st annual rimfire shoot

    PWC - Rim Fire Contest

    The Portage Wildlife Club will be hosting the First Annual Rimfire Shooting Contest, to be held at our shooting range at the Young Husbands Lodge on Saturday May 7th, 2016. Registration will open at 12 noon, there will be 25yd and 50 yd targets.


  • Ready, aim, FIRE

    The first step to becoming a hunter is firearms training

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    Future hunters can hone their skills shooting clay targets.

    So you want to try hunting? Everywhere I go in Manitoba nowadays, someone walks up to me and asks, “How can I get into hunting?”

    I find people want to hunt for a variety of reasons. Many are keen to get their own meat, and for good reason. Wild game is super food. It’s incredibly low in fat and high in vitamins. Guilt-free red meat. Others just want to get out of the city and reconnect to something real. Read More…

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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

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April 26, 2016


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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    May 27, 2016


    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…


    May 5, 2016

    The Wildfire Program of Manitoba Sustainable Development advises warmer temperatures and dry conditions have increased the wildfire risk in some areas of the province. Travel restrictions have been put into place in addition to burning permit cancellations for the eastern, central and western areas of the province.

    Motorized back-country travel is prohibited between noon and 7 p.m. daily in southeast Manitoba. The boundary of the restricted area is from PR 302 east to the Ontario border and from the U.S. border north to Lake Winnipeg and the Winnipeg River including the Mars Hill Wildlife Management Area.

    For areas where ATV use is allowed, riders are reminded they can play a role in protecting against wildfires. Anyone using an ATV is asked to stay on developed trails, ensure the ATV has a working spark arrestor, check areas around the engine and exhaust frequently, and carefully remove and extinguish any debris from these areas. Operators are also reminded to be prepared by carrying a fire extinguisher, axe and shovel. Read More…

  • Portage Online article about new Portage Wildlife Club

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    One of our newest affiliate clubs, the Portage Wildlife Club had a great article written about them in the April 03 edition of Portage Online. (http://www.portageonline.com/local/48509-portage-wildlife)

    Click the above link to view the article or read it here: New Portage Wildlife Club Off To A Good Start