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  • Fred Tait, a Director of MWF, Speaks Out About Spot Lighting on CKLQ
    April 21, 2015

    Fred Tait was invited to CKLQ to speak out against the many dangers of spot lighting and why it needs to end in Manitoba.

    Please click on the audio clip below, to hear the interview.

  • Press Release: The MWF Calls for a Crackdown on Illegal Moose Hunting and a Ban on Spot lighting for all Hunters
    March 25, 2015

    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

    Also covered by:  Winnipeg Free Press
    and CBC News

    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
    March 17, 2015

    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
    March 15, 2015

    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!
    March 14, 2015

    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…