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
  • Family Fishing Weekend photo contest

    For the fourth year, the Manitoba Wildlife Federation is holding an amateur photo contest to promote ice fishing as a fun family activity. We encourage families to take photos of their ice-fishing experiences, and submit them for the contest to by February 24. Three winners will be drawn at random to win some terrific MWF prizes!

  • Register Today for MWF’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman 2014 Program

    Register today for MWF’s 2014 Becoming an Outdoors Woman program.  This 20th anniversary of the BOW program will be held on May 23-25, 2014 at Circle Square Ranch, near Austin, MB.  Expert instructors – fun environment – non-competitive learning – all equipment provided.  Whether you are a newcomer to the woods or an aspiring outdoors woman, BOW can introduce you to a variety of outdoor activities and provide the opportunity for continued skills development.  Read More…

  • 2014 Convention Will Feature Eva Shockey as Guest Speaker

    Hold the date!  On March 28-29, 2014, MWF will host its Annual Convention at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.  In 2014, MWF will also celebrate four key milestones:  70th Anniversary of MWF; 30th Anniversary of the Conservation Raffle; 20th Anniversary of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, and 60th anniversary of Manitoba Junior Rifle Clubs Committee.  Over the past 70 years, MWF has seen many changes within our organization and our Affiliate Clubs.  Read More…

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  • Seven Sisters Falls Wildlife Association Shooting Skills Day – May 10

    Come join Wayne Single and Friends for a fun day of shooting. Have you always wanted to learn to shoot a gun or bow? Have you taken your Hunter Safety but don’t know how to get started? This event is an incredible opportunity to learn to shoot a rifle, shotgun, blackpowder or bow and arrow. You will get expert instruction making this event a perfect opportunity for new shooters. All ages are welcome. See poster for more details. Read More…

  • Stay Tuned for New Club Events

    Our busy season for Club events is drawing to an end. Stay tuned though, new Club events will be coming your way shortly. Thanks from all of us for your continued interest in the Manitoba Wildlife Federation.

  • Dauphin Fish & Wildlife Association Awards Night

    Date:  7 p.m. December 7
    Location:  Ukrainian Orthodox Hall, 304 Whitmore Avenue, Dauphin
    Details:  $10 Advance Tickets only (kids 11 and under free).  Early bird head entry 2-6 p.m.  Awesome prizes to be won.
    Club:  Dauphin Fish & Wildlife Association
    Contact:  Sticky’s Bait and Tackle (204) 638-3658

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2014 Conservation Raffle Launch

Get your lucky ticket for this year's Conservation Raffle tickets at the Winnipeg Boat Show, February 27th to March 2nd. 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.

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Alert: Upcoming Hunter Education Classes

A Hunter Education class is being offered at the Manitoba Wildlife Federation Winnipeg office for folks interested in getting their hunter safety certification. Classes are being offered on a first come, first serve basis on May 11, 2014. Register early, class size is limited. Call 204-633-5967 to register. For more information visit this page.

  • Wildlife Association to Develop Area Around Blueberry Trout Pond

    The Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association announced today that it will be undertaking a major project towards developing a 70 acre parcel of land north of the Town of Lac du Bonnet, adjacent to PTH #11, commonly referred to as Lac du Bonnet Ponds.


    The parcel of Crown Land contains naturally-wooded habitat, situated between PTH #11 and Blueberry Rock Road.  Approximately 10 acres of the land contains a pond that has been stocked with rainbow trout by Manitoba Conservation for many years.

    Under a general permit issued by the Crown Lands and Property Agency, and working in consultation with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship, the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association shall take a phased approach towards making the following improvements:  Read More…

  • Manitoba Wildlife Federation President Brian Strauman Names a New Managing Director

    Rob Olson

    The Manitoba Wildlife Federation Board of Directors is pleased to announce as of January 13, 2014 the hiring of Rob Olson as Managing Director for the Manitoba Wildlife Federation. Rob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in office procedures, accounting, fundraising, communications and related duties to the MWF. Rob is also the Past-President of Delta Waterfowl where he held that position for 12 years. Rob’s background in wildlife management and policy will be an asset to the Federation.

    Please join me in welcoming Rob to the Manitoba Wildlife Federation team. Rob can be reached at the MWF office (204-633-5967) or by email at

  • Bowhunters Wanted!

    Red River BowhuntersThe Red River Bowhunters is a group of dedicated archers and bowhunters of all ages and skill levels who enjoy shooting with others and participating in and hosting target and 3D archery tournaments. The main activity of the club is a Tuesday night league which runs for 15 weeks starting in early December and running till mid-April.

    If you would like to interact with other archers and bowhunters and have the opportunity to practice regularly and improve your archery skills please come join us. Read More…

  • Manitoba doing better than most in conserving woodland caribou

    A study to see how well provinces and territories are responding to the federal government’s National Recovery Strategy for Boreal Woodland Caribou has found Manitoba is doing better than most.  The first annual assessment was done by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and David Suzuki Foundation (DSF).  CPAWS Manitoba executive director Ron Thiessen said Manitoba is among only three that received a “medium” grade for making progress on conserving woodland caribou. Read More…

  • MWF Congratulates Lucky Winners of 29th Annual Conservation Raffle

    The final draw for MWF’s 29th Annual Conservation Raffle was made at 12 noon on December 12, 2013.  Brian Strauman, President of MWF, and Gerry Arbez, President of Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association, drew 48 raffle tickets (License MGCC262RF), and all the lucky winners have been notified by phone.   Congratulations to David Rudy, the winner of the Grand Prize:  a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4×4 5.7L truck from Waverley Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Winnipeg. Read More…