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
  • Winter Family Fishing Weekend Amateur Photo Contest

    Winter Family Fishing Weekend will be held on February 14-16, 2015 across Manitoba (excluding Federal Parks).  During this weekend, people wishing to fish may do so without acquiring a license.  Manitoba Wildlife Federation is holding an amateur photo contest to promote fishing as a fun family activity. We encourage families to take photos of their fishing experiences, and submit them for the contest to info@mwf.mb.ca by March 1, 2015. Three winners will be drawn at random to win some terrific MWF prizes!

     

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  • 71st Convention and Annual General Meeting

    THE MANITOBA BIG GAME CRISIS….Its time we talk about it!
    March 20 & 21, 2015
    Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
    1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg

    Guest Speakers – MWF Business and Program Updates – Awards Banquet – Interactive Discussions on Manitoba’s Big Game Population Crisis

    All 2015 MWF Members are Welcome to Attend! 

    Full Delegate Registration Package and Convention details are now available!
    2015 AGM Registration Package

  • CTV Interview about Becoming an Outdoors Woman

    The dates have been chosen ladies!!! This years Becoming an Outdoors Woman will take place Friday May 22nd – Sunday May 24th, 2015!

    Carly was invited out to CTV to do an Interview about the amazing program, to watch the clip, please click the link below!
    CTV News Interview with Carly about ‘BOW’

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  • Shooting Skills Day Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Shooting Skills Day is Back!

    Saturday, May 9, 2015
    Location:  Seven Sisters Shooting Range                                                         When 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.

    Need to practice your aim and shooting skills?  Would you like the opportunity to try shooting Blackpowder but have no one to teach you?  Once a year opportunity to try everything and network with some of the best and most passionate gunslingers in Manitoba.

    Come and try out Shooting Skills 2015- an event aimed at the novice, intermediate or expert shooter looking to expand their shooting horizons!

    For more information or to register, please contact Wayne (204) 853-2006, e-mail: kerrsin@mts.net or Garry (204) 348-2583/(204) 348-3773, e-mail: garrytirschman@gmail.com

    Poster to come soon!

  • The Brokenhead River Game and Fish Association Range at Beausejour

    Best Kept Secret? Not for Long.

    Ever come across a Manitoba gem and wonder how in heck you somehow missed knowing about it? I had that experience recently on November 29 when I attended a Sporting Clay “Turkey Shoot” at the Brokenhead River Game and Fish Association’s range, 3 miles east and 3 south of Beausejour. The shoot was put on jointly by the Brokenhead folks and Scott Masniuk of Dead-a-Pair Sporting Clays. Scott is the heir apparent to good ol’ Tim Putnam who ran Green Bay Sporting Clays for long enough to realize he ought to take a break and do some shooting of his own. Scott took over Tim’s rig and is carrying on where Putnam left off. Read More…

  • Manitoba’s Largest Brandon Gun & Collectibles Show!

    31st Annual and one of Manitoba’s Largest Gun & Collectibles Show

    Brandon Gun & Collectibles 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 in February and the first course out of our 70 Stevenson location in March!

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

 

 

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  • BIG GAME SURVEY UPDATE – FEB. 26, 2015

    With the decline of hunter numbers over the years, a common complaint among hunters is that the government folks managing game populations are too often not hunters themselves. Well, that’s not the case here in Manitoba with our provincial Big Game Manager, Ken Rebizant. Ken grew up in the Komarno area and is a lifelong and passionate big game hunter.  This passion come honestly as it has been passed down to him from his father, Joe, and two uncles, David and Thor.  Ken puts his heart and soul into doing his best for moose, elk and deer, black bears and wolves.

    Carly Deacon and I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Ken at his office to get an update on where things are at with this year’s winter big game surveys.

    Ken with Mentored Hunt Students - 2014

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  • Check out the new MWF Club and Member Insurance!

    We are thrilled to provide you with the details of our new Club and member insurance. Our new insurance advisor, Tracey Malone, owner and operator of Inview Insurance out of Stonewall, has brought us improved coverage through the Co-operators. Tracey has already gotten out to see many of our Clubs that operate ranges to explain the improvements in the new coverage, and to describe the new options for Clubs. The Brandon Wildlife Association even got Tracey out to shoot a few rounds for the first time at their range. This isn’t much of a stretch for Tracey, she chops her own wood to heat her house so let’s just say she’s one of us! Read More…

  • Press Release: Province Cancels Night Surveillance Flights for Second Year in a Row, Putting Manitobans and Wildlife at Risk

    News release
    December 1, 2014
    Province Cancels Night Surveillance Flights to Curtail Spotlighting for Second Year in a Row Putting Manitobans and Wildlife at Risk

    WINNIPEG, MB:  The Manitoba Wildlife Federation (MWF) recently learned the Province of Manitoba has decided to cancel night surveillance flights for poachers – a decision that threatens people as well as Manitoba’s imperiled big game populations. This is the second year in a row for night surveillance cancellation.

    Night surveillance involves enforcement officers flying at night in search of hunter spotlighting activity. Brian Strauman, MWF President, says these flights must be continued. Read More…

  • Free Provincial Park Access in February!!

    Manitoba Government Announces Free Provincial Park Access All Month Long

    Manitobans are invited to make the most of the scenery and winter activities available in Manitoba parks with free entry to all provincial parks for the entire month of February, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

    “We may not have had as much snow as we’re used to this winter but there are still plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy everything our parks have to offer,” Minister Mackintosh said.  “We have groomed trails for snowmobiles, skijoring and cross-country skiing, as well as great places for hiking or snowshoeing.”

    Trail grooming reports are updated every Thursday throughout the winter so people can plan their outdoor adventure.  Maps of winter trails and updated reports can be found at www.manitobaparks.com.  SnoPasses are still required for snowmobilers using groomed trails in provincial parks. Read More…

  • Manitoba Government Introduces New Legislation that would Clarify, Strengthen Role of Conservation Officers

    November 28, 2014
    MANITOBA GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION THAT WOULD CLARIFY, STRENGTHEN ROLE OF CONSERVATION OFFICERS
    Change in Title, Enforcement, Training, Oversight to be Formalized: Minister Mackintosh

    The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would formally recognize conservation officers as law enforcement officers with the powers of peace officers, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

    “Conservation officers have an important role and carry the responsibility of protecting people and the environment,” Minister Mackintosh said. “As the third-largest armed law enforcement agency in the province, they deserve unique recognition without any ambiguity in law.” Read More…

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