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
  • 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’

  • Wild at Heart Banquet 2014, a huge success!

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    Please follow the link above to see some of our pictures from our successful Wild at Heart banquet November 6, 2014.

    Wild At Heart Sponsors – Sponsors, clubs and prize donors filled the room with fantastic prizes and endless support. Thank you for your generous contributions!

    Wild at Heart – Building Momentum for a Stronger Voice for Anglers and Hunters
    One word can describe Wild at Heart 2014…and that’s WOW! This year’s event raised the bar with the highest attendance! 375 seats were filled which is a true representation of the momentum that is building within Manitoba Wildlife Federation. This means positive change for wildlife, hunters and anglers, and a louder stronger voice for moose, elk and deer that can’t speak for them-selves. Read More…

  • Geese, Guns and Grades! U of M mentored hunt

    To better understand conservation, university students learn to shoot, clean and cook their kill.

    To view the full Winnipeg Free Press article and pictures please click the link below!

    Geese, Guns and Grades

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  • 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

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  • North American Fur Auction Open House

    10th Annual Free Open House for North American Fur Auctions!

    NAFA Poster 2014 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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Hunter Education Classes at the MWF office, now closed for 2014

MWF Hunter Education Courses are now all booked and closed in the office for 2014.

It is possible that there are still some instructors who are still doing courses.

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

Happy Holidays! See you in the new year!



  • 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. “Conservation Officers tell us night flights are effective in locating spotlighters and, if they had their choice, the flights would be conducted.” He added, “Spotlighting by non-Aboriginal people is illegal, and given there is an outright ban on taking Moose in many areas, it is essential that there is an effective effort to curtail this activity.” Read More…

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

    November 28, 2014


    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…

  • Wild at Heart Banquet: Supporting an amazing cause!

    Want to do your part for the big game crisis in Manitoba?  Feel like giving back to the community, and bringing joy and a mentored hunting experience to a youth?  Come join us in celebrating our 3rd Annual Wild at Heart fundraising banquet!  All proceeds will go back to Manitoba Wildlife Federation as we get ready to start the new year off right and make our best efforts in preserving our Wildlife. Read More…


    October 07, 2014 11:32 ET

    Harper Government Announces Common Sense Firearms Measures for Law-Abiding Firearms Owners

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 7, 2014) - Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduced the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act. This bill meets the Government’s objective to cut red tape for law-abiding firearms owners and provide safe and simple firearms policies.

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  • Province Proposes Changes to Trapping in Parks

    In December 2012, two dogs were killed in traps in two Parks, one incident near Grand Beach received significant media coverage. In response, the Province created a new draft policy to restrict trapping in Parks (view the proposed policy here). While the Federation fully understands the need to reduce risk of further incidents with pets, we had some concerns with the policy and process.

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