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.

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    Manitoba Wildlife Federation’s 3rd Annual Fundraising Banquet


    November 6th, 2014 at Victoria Inn, Winnipeg


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    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.

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  • 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!


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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...

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Hunter Education Classes are back!

New MWF Hunter Education Course added.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Hunter Education class is now open for registration.

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



  • 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. We only found out about the changes through a member, after it was drafted. After digging into the issue, we discovered our friends at the Manitoba Trappers Association were also not consulted. We became concerned that perhaps the broader trapping and outdoors community had been excluded on purpose. Read More…

  • MWF looking to hire part time Receptionist/Administrator for busy Fall season!

    Term Position Available – Receptionist

    The Manitoba Wildlife Federation is looking for the services of a friendly and energetic Receptionist/Administrator to work in our Winnipeg office during our busy Fall season. This is a two month, part-time term position starting Sept.29. This position will require 24 hours per week, with flexible scheduling a possibility. Compensation will be $14/hour. In addition to reception, the position will involve other clerical tasks like data entry work. Basic computer skills are required and an outgoing personality is an asset. You will be dealing with the public and our members constantly. The Manitoba Wildlife Federation promotes and defends outdoor lifestyles so an appreciation for angling and hunting is an asset.

    Please email your confidential CV to Rebecca Tremeer at or call us at 204-633-5967 for more information.


    August 29, 2014
    Population Needs Time To Rebuild

    But not for everybody, only for licensed hunters east of the Duck Mountains. The MWF’s President Brian Strauman says this isn’t right, ” if there is a definite moose population crisis east of the Ducks, then hunting should be closed immediately and simultaneously to licensed and Aboriginal hunters alike in GHA 19A”.

    Effective immediately, moose hunting is closed to all hunters in the area north of Porcupine Mountain in the Red Deer Lake area of Game Hunting Area (GHA) 12. A ban continues to be in place for all licensed hunting in this area, which was put in place last year. Moose hunting is now also closed to licensed hunters in GHA 19A, east of Duck Mountain.  The moose population in GHA 12 has been declining and the ban is necessary to help the population recover. The animals will be closely monitored and hunting restrictions may be lifted if the population grows to an acceptable level. Read More…

  • 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! 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. Read More…