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
  • 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


  • 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

  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman is back, and registration has officially begun!

    Thank you for expressing interest in Becoming an Outdoors-Woman 2015!
    Registration has officially opened!

    Whether you are a newcomer to the outdoors or looking to improve your outdoor skills and talents, BOW can introduce you to a variety of outdoor activities and provide the opportunity for continued skills development!

    MWF is thrilled to deliver this fantastic program for its 21st year, offering a wide variety of hunting, fishing an non-harvest outdoor skills workshops to amazing ladies that want to learn in a friendly, non-competive teaching environment! We welcome past participants to come back to take-on new challenges, and we encourage you pass this email along to any new ladies you think might be interested. Read More…

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  • Pelican Lake Ice Fishing Derby!! March 28, 2015

    Hi Everyone.., attached is the poster for the upcoming Derby. Brandon Wildlife is a proud supporter of the Westman Youth Angler Club/Generation Next Angler.  Come on out, have a great time & help support a great cause..

    Pelican Lake Ice Fishing Derby Poster

    Pelican Lake Ice Fishing Derby Poster

  • Shooting Skills Day Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Shooting Skills Day is Back!

     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.

    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: or Garry (204) 348-2583/(204) 348-3773, e-mail:

  • 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…

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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.




  • 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

    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…


    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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