Provincial Hunting Day was first proclaimed in 2009 by the Manitoba government establishing the fourth Saturday in September each year as Provincial Hunting Day. The goal is “to celebrate the role hunting plays in wildlife management and conservation,” according to the official proclamation.
Hunting has a long and rich tradition in Manitoba and should be celebrated, promoted and valued. The 10th annual Provincial Hunting Day Celebration is an event dedicated to showcasing one of Manitoba’s most time-honoured pursuits.
Provincial Hunting Day 2018 takes place Saturday, September 22 2018 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM at the Brandon Gun Club – just 1/2 mile South of the Junction of Hwy 10 and Hwy 110 South of Brandon.
The event is sponsored by the Manitoba Wildlife Federation (MWF), together with the Brandon Gun Club, Brandon Wildlife Association and a variety of partner organizations and will take place rain or shine. This family-friendly event features an array of fun and exciting family activities including:
Free Shotgun Training and Shooting (Free Shooting offered to the first 100 people to sign up)
Game Cleaning & Cooking Demos
Hunter Education and PAL course information
And Much Much More!
About the Brandon Gun Club:
The Brandon Gun Club has been in its present location since the early 1960’s. It saw it’s first expansion from 5 trap houses to 9 trap houses in the early 1980’s. In 1984 the club hosted the Canadian Trapshooting Championships which caused them to expand their facility again to 18 trap houses. Since then the Club has expanded to include a skeet layout and 5-stand sporting clays, allowing the Brandon Gun Club to facilitate all shotgun sports.
About the Brandon Wildlife Association:
For over 40 years the Brandon Wildlife Association has held club level matches, provincial matches and national matches in all shooting venues: IPSC, Three Gun, Junior Rifle, Etc. The Brandon Wildlife Association is one of Manitoba’s largest clubs, boasting over 1000 memberships. Brandon Wildlife Association is one of the best places to shoot while supporting Junior Rifle and Junior Shotgun programs.
As part of the 10th Provincial Hunting Day Festivities, 2017 MCMA Roots artist of the year Greg Arcade will be doing two special live performances – one at 12:05PM and the next at 1:30PM. Don’t miss out on this exciting addition to Provincial Hunting Day!