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

    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!


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  • Friends of the Federation Spotlight

    Danny’s Whole Hog – Bringing the Flavor to Manitoba’s Outdoors

    Thirteen years ago, Danny Kleinsasser made a big change. He left Hutterite life on the Colony to start one of Manitoba’s most successful food businesses, but one thing didn’t change: his passion for the outdoors. By now, you know Danny Kleinsasser by his trademark thumbs up pose and his flair for cooking the whole hog as only he can.

    Danny Kleinsasser whole family

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  • Learn to Fish Clinics

    Winnipeg Community Services Department, in cooperation with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship and the Urban Angling Partners will be offering “Learn to Fish Programs” within the city limits through the city’s leisure program.  This program is directed towards individuals and families who wish to get started fishing or wish to learn more about fishing in the city.  For more information please call 1-877-311-4974.

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    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!


  • 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…

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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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Alert: Hunter Education Class Sunday, August 17, 2014

MWF Hunter Education classes held in our office, will resume on Sunday, August 17, 2014.  Call to register, prepayment is required.  Stay tuned for additional future course date.

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  • 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.
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  • 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…

  • Manitoba Moose Crisis

    The Manitoba Wildlife Federation is deeply concerned by the decline of moose populations across much of Manitoba. Areas that were traditionally strong regions for moose hunting, such as the Porcupine Hills, the Duck Mountains the the zone south of Bissett in and around Nopiming Park, have all been closed to licensed hunters.
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  • New Boss Vows to Get MWF Back on Track

    Shel Zolkewich interviews Rob Olson on his past, and his plans for the Manitoba Wildlife Federation going forward.

    Winnipeg Free Press Interview with Shel Zolkewich