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  • PROVINCE ADVISES WILDFIRE SEASON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE
    May 6, 2016

    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
    May 4, 2016

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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

  • Ready, aim, FIRE
    May 2, 2016

    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…

  • This Vegan Liberal MP Has Pissed Off Canada’s Outdoorsmen with a New Animal Rights Bill
    April 26, 2016

    Next month, on May 9, Erskine-Smith is scheduled to present the second reading of the controversial bill C-246.

    “The Modernizing Animals Protection Act could mean fines as high as $10,000 or 18 months in prison for storing a catch in a livewell or baiting a hook with a minnow, nightcrawler, or leech.
    Sopuck believes Erskine-Smith is hiding his true agenda—the elimination of all animal use in the country.”

    This Vegan Liberal MP Has Pissed Off Canada’s Outdoorsmen with a New Animal Rights Bill

    http://www.vice.com/…/this-vegan-liberal-mp-has-pissed-off-…

    Another article written by the FishnCanada: “Canadian Anglers will do Jail time if Bill C-246 becomes law. Canadian families who fish together will do time together”

    http://fishncanada.com/bill-c-246/

  • 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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