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Are you Ready To Start Hunting?!
August 20, 2015
Get your Hunter Education Card Now!
The Manitoba Hunter Education Course is offered regularly at the MWF office, as well as at Cabela’s throughout the months of August, September and October. The course is approximately 8 hours and costs $50.00/student. You must be within three months of your 12th birthday to take the course and 12 years old to obtain your first hunting licence.
Faces of Freedom – Healing with fellow Veterans over a Spread of Decoys and Fresh Duck Brekwiches
August 10, 2015
By Darrell Rostek
Adam, Steve and I served together in Afghanistan during “Taskforce 1-08” with the Second battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI). We were all wounded in combat. While traveling in a LAV (Light Armoured Vehicle), Steve and I were struck by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). I suffered a traumatic brain injury. This was Steve’s third encounter with an IED. About a month later Adam lost his leg when his LAV was hit by rocket during an ambush. It didn’t take me long to realize that it would take extensive time to heal and some things would never be the same for the three of us.
Read the entire article here: Faces of Freedom
Ode to Cecil the Lion
August 6, 2015
Ode to Cecil the Lion-Successful lion conservation requires reason, not emotion.
In the mid-90s, I spent the better part of a year backpacking around Africa on a quest to see as many wildlife Parks as I possibly could. As a youngster, I religiously watched a Sunday afternoon show on CTV that profiled African wildlife, so it was my life-long dream to see lions, elephants and zebras up close and personal.
My “walkabout” in Africa was all at once a fantastic life-changing positive experience, and at the same time, a sobering slap in the face in regards to the immense challenges facing the exotic wildlife of the African continent. But when it comes to issues facing African wildlife, hunting is not one of them.
Poaching certainly is though. Cecil, the now famous, regal old Lion King appears to have been poached by the increasingly vilified and infamous dentist from Minneapolis, Walter Palmer. But while well-meaning mobs sharpen their pitch forks, we do need to remember the man deserves due process so let’s keep the tar warm until he has his day in court.
On the other hand, if Mr. Palmer is found guilty, he should be held accountable. Cecil, and all wildlife deserve due process too.
Come Shooting (Schutzen) Peg City!
MWF is working together on a joint MWF/St. Hubertus Sporting Clay Fundraising Shoot on September 20th, 2015 to raise funds for the St. Hubertus Club and for the MWF Big Game Campaign. For all you Winnipeggers that want to learn how to shoot, this tremendous shooting facility is just a hop skip and a jump away! Read more on Rob Olson’s inaugural visit to the St. Hubertus shooting range and Come Shooting Peg City!
Fish & Wildlife Enhancement Fund
July 15, 2015
The Wildlife Enhancement side of the new FWEF (Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund) is up and running and ready to go!
For those that weren’t aware, the FWEF is a funded by the $5 fee that has been added to all hunting and trapping licenses ($10 for all fishing licenses), and the money is allocated to a special account and goes directly to the resource and not back into general revenue. There is an independent board separate from government that evaluates all the project proposals and decides where the money goes.
You can find information and all the application documents and guidelines on the Provinces web site at the link below.
The deadline for the first intake of applications is October 31, 2015, so there’s lots of time to put together some fantastic ideas and get some things happening.
We are looking forward to seeing lots of great proposals. It’s your money, let’s make something happen with it!
If anyone would like more information or would like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact me through the MWF office.
Manitoba Wildlife Federation