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

    Manitoba Mentored Hunts occur throughout the year and are orientated for youth and adult novice hunters.  Participants learn firearm safety, shooting skills, species identification, calling, decoy set-ups and hunting regulations. If you want to get started hunting in Manitoba and learn the basics of hunting deer and waterfowl from experienced mentors, join a Mentored Hunt Event this fall!  Please contact the e-mail addresses, provided on the list below, for more information or to register today!

    Mentored Hunts 2014


    Come celebrate hunting culture

    Hunting has a rich tradition in Manitoba that should be celebrated, promoted and valued. That is the message surrounding Provincial Hunting Day, an event specifically dedicated to showcasing and celebrating one of Manitoba’s most time-honoured pursuits.

    PHD 2014 takes place Saturday, Sept. 27, at Oak Hammock Marsh, from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event goes rain or shine.

    PHD11 Read More…


    MWF Announces 2014 Recreational Fishing League Teams

    Russell Renegades
    Bunge Crushers
    Fox Lake Kinosau
    Fox Lake Tacklers
    Wapanohk Fishing Wolves

    The Manitoba Recreational Fishing League is a fun and competitive fishing league for kids.  Teams throughout the province compete in a friendly manner while learning about fisheries and the environment around them.  Our 2014 RFL teams have officially hit the water and the team scores are rolling in!


    Read More…

Click here for more MWF Events
club events
  • Breast Cancer “Shoot for the Cure” Event

    Winnipeg Trap and Skeet Club will be having their annual Breast Cancer “Shoot for the Cure” sporting clay shoot on September 6, 2014. The cost is $60.00 for 100 targets, lunch and lots of prizes. $20.00 from each registration goes directly to breast cancer research. We hope you are able to join us for this wonderful event!

    Shoot for the Cure


    We are pleased to announce the date and location for the 2014 Annual Golf Tournament.  This year’s tournament will be held at the Kingswood Golf and Country Club in LaSalle, Manitoba on August 13, 2014.  Registration begins at 11 AM and Tee-off is at 12 Noon.

    Our tournament to date has raised $124,000 for the museum.  This is our 13th 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.

    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

  • 4th Annual MWF Habitat Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot

    All Skill Levels are Welcome!
    Date: August 10th, 2014
    Location:  13 miles south of Hwy 1 on Hwy 242, approx. 1 mile before the Assiniboine River – watch for signs

    Event Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
    100 Targets
    Adults: $60.00  Youth: $35.00
    Second Round: $35.00
    Lunch is included in the price of entry!


Click here for more Club Events
habitat conservation
Partners in Conservation thumb

2014 Conservation Raffle Launch

Get your lucky ticket for this year's Conservation Raffle tickets. This year you can get one ticket for $10 and three for $20. The same awesome prizes are available including a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab truck, a beautiful Alumacraft 175 Voyageur fishing boat with a Yamaha 115 four stroke motor and so much more. There will be an early bird draw on Oct.10 and the final draw will be on Dec.16, 2014. Contact MWF or your local Fish and Game Club for tickets! Read More...

Hunter educationeducation logo

Hunter Education Classes are back!

New MWF Hunter Education Course added.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 Hunter Education class is now open for registration.

Click on the above Hunter Education Logo for more information, upcoming classes and locations.

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

    July 2, 2014 — Toronto, ON, — July 5th – 13th 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.

    Read More…

  • Zebra mussels still posing a threat, fight against them rages on

    Rob Olson comments Ashley Prest article (They eat all the food, never leave) on concern over zebra mussels in Manitoba

    ZEBRA mussels — the pesky, striped mollusks that have invaded Lake Winnipeg — are like uninvited party guests.

    You don’t know they’re there until they wreck something, they eat all the food and they never want to leave.

    “Our members are worried, wondering what it’s going to mean for the fisheries of Lake Winnipeg and the tributaries, areas downstream as well, but we fear the worst,” said Rob Olson, the managing director of the Manitoba Wildlife Federation. Olson said his office is fielding daily calls from concerned members.
    Read More…

  • Update!

    Local Media Covers the Tragic and Preventable Night Hunting Accident

    Winnipeg Free Press – Hunter gets 13 months for killing pal
    Winnipeg Sun – Jail for night hunter who mistook friend for moose – MWF wants ban on hunting after dark in Manitoba
    CJSB104.5 – Night Hunting Ban Sought

  • Press Release – Federation Calls for Ban on Night Hunting

    For immediate release
    June 11, 2014

    WINNIPEG, MB:  Contrary to a recent Winnipeg Free Press article (May 31, 2013, page A11), night hunting is currently not illegal in Manitoba for Aboriginal people. The Manitoba hunting regulations state, “Status Indians may not discharge a rifle or shotgun at night where it is dangerous to do so.” When and where night hunting can be carried out is currently left up to Aboriginal hunters to decide.
    Read More…

  • Case of the Missing Goose Eggs

    The MWF on CJOB defending urban goose management.

    This spring, the Winnipeg Urban Goose Working Group, consisting of personnel from the City of Winnipeg, and waterfowl biologists from Manitoba Conservation and the Canadian Wildlife Service, ran a goose egg salvage program, removing and disposing of approximately 1,500 goose eggs. Read More…