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
  • 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.

  • First ever Russell Game and Fish/MWF Banquet, April 25, 2015

    Russell Game and Fish in collaboration with MWF are proud to bring you the first-ever Club-MWF joint fundraising event! Be sure to clear your calendar and support a great cause, please come join us to celebrate the evening Saturday, April 25, 2015!

    Russell is a town located in Southwest MB about 15 kms from the Saskatchewan border. Russell takes pride in some of the most scenic and beautiful valleys and lakes in the region.  The town seems to have something for everyone; fisherman, naturalists, bird watchers, outdoor enthusiasts and campers alike.  Need to slip away? Come and enjoy a weekend stay in Russell.  Please click here to visit their webpage.

    For a larger PDF version of the poster please click here:Banquet Poster 2015

    Russell-MWF Banquet 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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  • Welcome to Summer; Cooking with Cabela’s Pro-Staffer Cameron Tait May 02, 2015

    Coming Soon to Cabela’s

    Welcome to Summer; Cooking with Cabela’s Pro-Staffer Cameron Tait May 02, 2015!!
    1:00- 3:00PM at the Front of the Store.
    Cameron Taits Free Seminar and Tasting Event with Samples, Giveaways and Prize Draws!


  • 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

    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…

  • 2015 Manitoba Sporting Clays Shoot Calendar

    The Manitoba Sporting Clays season is just around the corner. Clubs and committees are gearing up across the province for another series of Sporting Clay Shoots!

    Please see the calendar below to see the upcoming events!
    2015 Manitoba Sporting Clays Shoot Calendar

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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.




  • 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.

  • 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
    and CBC News

    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.

    “With moose numbers so low in many regions of Manitoba, female moose survival is especially important. To have any chance of recovery, we need to protect them,” said MWF President Brian Strauman. “Whoever killed the cow moose in the picture on the MNROA site actually killed three moose. Those calves would have been born in just a few more months. Read More…

  • Manitoba Beef Producers join MWF’s campaign to end spotlighting

    The Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is the voice of the beef industry in Manitoba. MBP represent 8,000 cattle producers across the province and have just joined Manitoba Wildlife Federation’s campaign to end spotlighting across Manitoba by passing a resolution at their recent AGM.

    MWF’s Executive Committee Member Fred Tait is also a cattle producer and member of MBP. It was Fred’s efforts with MBP that led to this new resolution.  Fred’s been reaching out to fellow beef producers in his community on this controversial subject that can, and does, impact beef producers. Fred and many of his fellow beef producers believe that spot lighting activity has intensified around cattle operations in recent years because it is on these farms that the best remaining habitat – and big game such as deer and elk – are often found. Read More…

  • The MWF Discusses Aboriginal Hunting Rights

    In a recent issue of the Outdoor Edge, Managing Director, Rob Olson, explores the sensitive topic of Aboriginal hunting rights. We have received many calls and emails from individuals wishing to access the article.

    Click here for a copy: MWF Discusses Aboriginal Hunting Rights

  • Food Matters Manitoba – a terrific new partner of the MWF!

    Here’s another Manitoba gem you may not have heard of. Thanks to our good friend, Jim Fisher at Delta Waterfowl, we’ve been introduced to the incredible, young and energetic staff of Food Matters Manitoba ( This not-for-profit group is intent on reconnecting Manitobans to healthy food, and they see hunting as a great way for folks to get their own, super healthy, super meat. Our new partnership started with a great day last year at Winnipeg Trap and Skeet where many of the Food Matters staff attended and feasted on a waterfowl meal cooked by renowned waterfowl chef, Jim Leafloor of the Canadian Wildlife Service and Frank Baldwin, Manitoba’s Game Bird Manager. Read More…