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
  • Mentor Appreciation Shoot

    Mentor Shoot Poster  For a larger image please select our PDF here: Mentor Shoot Poster

  • Road up to MWF Shooting Range temporarily closed as of April 21, 2015

    Please note that the road leading into MWF’s shooting range (a.k.a.  Youghusband Lodge) is temporarily closed until further notice.  It was noticed last week that the road required some serious repairs prior to being able to get to the shooting range.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 2015 Lockport Tagged Catfish Contest, May 30th, until Sunday, June 28th

    A News Release to All Anglers

    Attention All Anglers,

    The Lockport Community Marketing Corporation (LCMC) is now planning to put on the 2015 Lockport Tagged Catfish Contest during the month of June 2015. As Chairman of the Contest I’m very happy to fill you in on some of the main details pertaining to this year’s inaugural Contest.

    1. The Contest will run from Saturday, May 30th, until Sunday, June 28th. That is a 5 weekend long Fishing Contest.

    2. The Entry Fee will be $20.00 and the event is open to all anglers. Youths under 17 and Seniors 65 and over must also pay the $20.00 entry fee.

    3. The Total Tag Value will be $14,500. The cash values of our 10 tagged channel catfish will be as follows: Read More…

  • Shooting Skills Day Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Shooting Skills Day is Back!

     Shooting Skills Day 2015(for a clearer poster image, please click here:Shooting Skills Day 2015)

    Hosted by Seven Sisters Wildlife Association

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    LOCATION: SEVEN SISTERS RANGE VENUES: RIFLE, SHOTGUN, BLACKPOWDER, &  ARCHERY
    Homestead Road East(8 km east of Seven Sisters)
    When Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Lunch Available
    Venues:  Rifle, Shotgun, Blackpowder & Archery
    $15 per venue or $55 for all venues
    Registration: March 25-April 30, 2015

    P.A.L. challenges and Online Hunter Education testing will be offered. Read More…

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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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MWF is hosting it’s first Hunter Education course of 2015!!

Hunter Education classes are back!

We’ve got one course out of our 70 Stevenson Road  location in March!

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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  • Manitoba Government Advises Work on Eight-year, $100-million Provincial Park Upgrades Well Under Way

    May 15, 2015

    Manitobans Looking Forward to Long Weekend Camping: Minister Nevakshonoff

    Manitoba campgrounds are once again ready to welcome campers for another year of enjoying the great outdoors in Manitoba, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff announced today.

    “We have made many improvements in the past couple of years and continue to upgrade our facilities,” Minister Nevakshonoff said. “I know people are excited to get out and enjoy provincial parks, and we’re ready to host them all across the province.”

    Many significant improvements have been undertaken in recent years and more work will get started this year, the minister said. Some examples of projects already complete or near completion this year include:
    * expansion of a lake and swimming area expected to open in June at Birds Hill Park,
    * construction of a new sewage lagoon and lift stations at Spruce Woods Provincial Park,
    * installation of a new sewage treatment facilities for Stephenfield Provincial Park and Brereton Lake in the Whiteshell Provincial Park,
    * construction of a new washroom and shower building at Stephenfield Provincial Park, and
    * construction of a new washroom and shower building at St. Malo Provincial Park. Read More…

  • Manitoba Government Introduces Wildlife and Fisheries Amendment Act

    May 14, 2015

    Proposed Legislation Would See Stiffer Penalties, More Enforcement Tools: Minister Nevakshonoff

    The Manitoba government introduced the wildlife and fisheries amendment act today, which would help protect wildlife, give conservation officers more time and more tools to investigate, and make it easier for people to apply for guide licences, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff announced today.

    “We recognize the numerous and vital roles played when it comes to hunting, fishing and conservation efforts in Manitoba,” said Minister Nevakshonoff. “The proposed amendments will help with enforcement efforts and also let us work with our partners to create efficiencies in obtaining hunting guide licences for those that meet the criteria.”

    Highlights of the proposed changes include:
    * better information sharing between provinces that would ensure banned hunters can’t get a licence in another province;
    * doubling maximum penalties to $25,000 or $100,000, depending on the offence;
    * allowing seizure of additional items such as cellphones, documents or GPS units during an investigation;
    * increasing the statute of limitations, which would allow officers more time to investigate before laying a charge;
    * effective fall 2016, ending the requirement for trappers to pay royalties on fur-bearing animals; and
    * adding snapping turtles and painted turtles to the protected species list. Read More…

  • Manitoba’s Fish and Wildlife Get No Respect in Budget

    May 1, 2015 – For immediate release

                  Manitoba’s fish and wildlife get no respect in budget             

    The Manitoba Wildlife Federation and Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association were disappointed to learn yesterday that Manitoba’s provincial government has cut funding to its fisheries and wildlife branches, merged both branches and eliminated the position of director of fisheries.

    The provincial budget released Thursday showed an estimate of $6.71 million directed to the newly combined wildlife and fisheries branch for the upcoming fiscal year. That is down $270,000 from the estimated $6.98 million in 2014/15. Funding to the branches’ parent department of Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship fell 2%, while the department’s capital budget saw a huge drop of nearly 23%, down to $23.5 million from $30.5 million.

    “We believe these cuts show that the government does not value fish and wildlife in this province as highly as it should,” said Paul Turenne, executive director of the Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association. “The fisheries and wildlife branches contribute greatly to our province and were already severely under-funded, in our opinion. The government should have been putting more money into these areas, not less.” Read More…

  • Fred Tait, a Director of MWF, Speaks Out About Spot Lighting on CKLQ

    Fred Tait was invited to CKLQ to speak out against the many dangers of spot lighting and why it needs to end in Manitoba.

    Please click on the audio clip below, to hear the interview.
    http://www.cklq.com/fileadmin/cklq/storage/feedback/feedback_april_10.mp3
     

  • Press Release: The MWF Calls for a Crackdown on Illegal Moose Hunting and a Ban on Spot lighting for all Hunters

    For immediate release
    March 25, 2015

    Manitoba Wildlife Federation Calls for Crackdown on Illegal Moose Hunting and a Ban on Spot-lighting for all Hunters


    Also covered by:  Winnipeg Free Press
    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/federation-seeks-ban-on-spotlighting-297754521.html
    and CBC News
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-wildlife-officers-seek-leads-in-illegal-moose-hunting-cases-1.3006485


    WINNIPEG,MB: The Manitoba Natural Resources Officers Association (MNROA) recently released disturbing images of poached moose, taken illegally along highways in and around the Grass River Provincial Park in north-western Manitoba (Facebook site MNROA, pictures are also available below).

    Some of the images posted on the MNROA Facebook site show fully-developed, unborn moose foetuses in the remains of a cow moose that was among the 15 illegal kills.

    This find comes at a time when Manitoba’s moose population is in crisis. Several large areas of the Province that traditionally contained healthy moose herds have now been closed to all hunters because of severely reduced numbers. Read More…

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