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
  • The Fish Festival is back Saturday July 11 at the Forks!

    Hello everyone,

    Looking for some fishing experience? What about some free fishing fun and a day out with your family at the Forks?  Keep this weekend open for the Fish Festival event enjoy the beautiful weather that a Winnipeg summer can offer with Winnipeg’s annual Fish Festival, this Saturday, July 11!

    There are some free fishing seminar’s, filleting demonstrations, prizes throughout the day and Freddy the Fish is supposed to make an appearance!

    Also, we’re spreading the word, did you know that Catfish can be unbelievably tasty? That they’re eaten on the regular by our neighbors down in the U.S.A.?  Rob Olson, Managing Director at Manitoba Wildlife Federation, will be showing us all how to fillet a Catfish and what to pack to host your very own lakeside lunch!

    For more information about Saturday, please view the poster:  2015 Fish Festival Poster

    Look here to view the event schedule for the day: Fish Festival Schedule 2015

  • RECREATIONAL FISHING LEAGUE – It is not too late! Register a team today!

    The Recreational Fishing league runs from May 11, 2015 and concludes Sept 7, 2015.  Registered teams can choose any six weeks within this time to participate.  To register or for more information on the Recreational Fishing League please see the following link: http://mwf.mb.ca/wp/programs-3/recreational-fishing-leaque/

    Recreational Fishing League Poster 2015

     

  • Workshops for women worthwhile

    Shel Zolkewich from the Winnipeg Free Press covers some Q&A and a little bit of history about this amazing event!

    Come the end of May, women will be drawing bows, filleting fish and backing up trailers as the 21st annual Manitoba Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) weekend gets underway.

    BOW was launched in Wisconsin in 1991 by Christine Thomas, an associate dean and professor of resource management at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources.

    After doing some research, Thomas discovered many women prefer to learn outdoors skills in a non-competitive atmosphere, taught by other women. Read More…

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  • Lac Du Bonnet Wildlife Association in the Clipper

    Share the rod, spoil the child.  Centennial School Students Tag Sturgeon at Reel Solutions event.  To see this story on the front page of the clipper click here: Share the rod, spoil the child

  • Lac Du Bonnet Wildlife Association

    Author visits Lac Du Bonnet ponds, to read about it more in the Clipper, please click here:  Author visits Lac Du Bonnet ponds

  • Game Warden Museum Golf Tournament

    Golf Tournament

    We are pleased to announce the date and location for our 2015 Annual Golf Tournament.  This year’s tournament will be held at the Kingswood Golf and Country Club in LaSalle, Manitoba on August 12, 2015.  Registration begins at 11 AM and Tee-off is at 12 Noon.

    Last year’s tournament raised just shy of $9700 for the museum. A huge shoutout needs to go to Prairie Helicopters as our long time supporter and now new sponsor!  Your dedication and generosity to Natural Resource Protection is very much appreciated.

    Our tournament to date has raised $133,000 for the museum.  This is our 14th annual tournament.  We are challenging all of the Officer’s Associations across North American to sponsor a hole.  The hole sponsorship is only $200 and the first 18 sponsorships will have a sign, with their association’s logo, placed at a tee box.

    Please come and join us again this year to help make this year’s tournament an even bigger success than last year.

    Entry form for the tournament can be found at the following link:

    Golf Entry Form

    If you are interested in playing in the tournament or would like to make a donation towards the tournament, please contact Blake Patterson at 204-734-3429 or at

    Blake.Patterson@gov.mb.ca

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Partners in Conservation thumb

And the winning ticket numbers have been called!

Thank you so much to everyone who purchased a ticket for this year's 30th Annual Conservation Raffle.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Some of this year's top selling clubs are Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association, Westlake Wildlife Association, Brandon Wildlife Association, Morden Game and Fish Association, Seven Oaks Game, Fish Association and St. Hubertus Game and Fish Association.  Thank you!

To see the complete list of winners please select the link Conservation Raffle 2014 Winners List

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Hunter Education 2015

Hunter Education classes are back!

As the new hunting season approaches, our courses will be offered on a more regular basis.  Hunter Education courses are expected to be in full swing in August.  Check back with us to find a Hunter Education class location near you.

Worried that it’s been so long and that you may need to refresh your Hunter Education skills?  Click on the Hunter Education Logo and scroll to the bottom of the next page to take your free Hunter Education refresher test today!

For more information and for upcoming local classes and contact numbers throughout Manitoba, click on the above Hunter Education Logo.

 

 

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  • The Fish Festival is back Saturday July 11 at the Forks!

    Hello everyone,

    Looking for some fishing experience? What about some free fishing fun and a day out with your family at the Forks?  Keep this weekend open for the Fish Festival event enjoy the beautiful weather that a Winnipeg summer can offer with Winnipeg’s annual Fish Festival, this Saturday, July 11!

    There are some free fishing seminar’s, filleting demonstrations, prizes throughout the day and Freddy the Fish is supposed to make an appearance!

    Also, we’re spreading the word, did you know that Catfish can be unbelievably tasty? That they’re eaten on the regular by our neighbors down in the U.S.A.?  Rob Olson, Managing Director at Manitoba Wildlife Federation, will be showing us all how to fillet a Catfish and what to pack to host your very own lakeside lunch!

    For more information about Saturday, please view the poster:  2015 Fish Festival Poster

    Look here to view the event schedule for the day: Fish Festival Schedule 2015

  • CSBC & MWF Team Up To Keep Manitoba Anglers Safe on the Water

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CSBC & MWF Team Up To Keep Manitoba Anglers Safe on the Water

    July 2, 2015 — Toronto, ON, — July 4th – 12th marks National Fishing Week in Canada. The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) and the Manitoba Wildlife Federation (MWF) want to remind anglers that wearing your lifejacket is even more important than wearing your ‘lucky fishing hat’. But they do share one trait. They both have to be worn to be effective!

    According to the Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society, 80 percent of recreational boaters who drown each and every year in Canada were not wearing a lifejacket or Personal Floatation Device (PFD). Most of these drownings occur in small, open power boats, accounting for 60 percent of these preventable deaths. A majority of these victims were males between the ages of 19 and 35, out for a day of fishing.

    Many of those who don’t wear their lifejackets or PFDs believe that, since they are good swimmers, having them onboard and within easy reach is good enough. But a lifejacket stored under a seat or up in the bow will be of no help when the unexpected happens, like falling overboard while trying to net the catch.

    “National surveys clearly show that more than half the recreational boats sold in Canada are used for fishing on a regular basis,” says John Gullick, Chair of the Canadian Safe Boating Council. “During National Fishing Week, the Canadian Safe Boating Council would like to remind all anglers not only to have their lifejacket onboard their boat, but to wear it as if their life depended on it – because it just might!” Read More…

  • HAPPY CANADA DAY!!

    Happy Canada Day!

    Celebrate the greatest country by experiencing the best fishing in Canada.

    What better way to celebrate living in one of the greatest countries in the world, than to go fishing. We have some of the most diverse and best fishing in Manitoba and NW Ontario. And for the most part, our fisheries have never been healthier in this province and in the Lake of the Woods region. Part of that is because we live in a society here that values our natural resources and we are free to go fishing. And free to protect our fisheries.

    Click here to see the rest of the article and pictures: Happy Canada Day

  • Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is Changing Lives

    One Man’s Look Inside a Woman’s World
    Written by: MWF Managing Director Rob Olson

    I’ve had the great pleasure of being part of some pretty special events in the outdoor world. Organizing the first youth duck hunt event in Canada in 2000 at the Delta Marsh was a great one. Seeing those little guys get their first duck – awesome.

    But last weekend left me speechless. No small feat if you know how much I like to talk.

    I was a token male instructor, invited to teach ladies how to filet fish and field dress a game bird, at the 21st annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman extravaganza. This is a gig where 75 female participants from all walks of life and of all ages, come together at Circle Square Ranch near Austin, Manitoba for a unique outdoor learning experience. Spread over three huge days the third weekend in May, it was simply the coolest outdoor event I’ve been a part of, and I’ve participated in some cool stuff.

    It’s over-the-top for many reasons. There are over 35 workshops offered by expert instructors, everything from trailering, to outdoor survival to field dressing a big game animal. Soup to nuts, you want to be an outdoors-gal, BOW has got you covered. Read More…

  • Sturgeon Creek – Little Creek, Great Big Fun

    My son’s bobber danced slightly on the surface of the Creek. It was early June and as usual at that time of year, the creek was literally jammed with a dozen species of fish, so the finned critter nuzzling Ben’s nightcrawler could literally be just about anything. That’s one of the things that makes fishing in Sturgeon Creek so fantastic for kids of all ages: you never know what you are going to catch.

    After another bounce, “sploosh”, down went the bobber with some gusto and Ben was hard into a four pound redhorse sucker. The fight was great and we went on to catch many more fish that evening. What fun and so easy to do given it is right in Winnipeg. Read More…

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