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    February 27, 2015

    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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  • Check out the new MWF Club and Member Insurance!
    February 5, 2015

    We are thrilled to provide you with the details of our new Club and member insurance. Our new insurance advisor, Tracey Malone, owner and operator of Inview Insurance out of Stonewall, has brought us improved coverage through the Co-operators. Tracey has already gotten out to see many of our Clubs that operate ranges to explain the improvements in the new coverage, and to describe the new options for Clubs. The Brandon Wildlife Association even got Tracey out to shoot a few rounds for the first time at their range. This isn’t much of a stretch for Tracey, she chops her own wood to heat her house so let’s just say she’s one of us! Read More…

  • Press Release: Province Cancels Night Surveillance Flights for Second Year in a Row, Putting Manitobans and Wildlife at Risk
    December 1, 2014

    News release
    December 1, 2014
    Province Cancels Night Surveillance Flights to Curtail Spotlighting for Second Year in a Row Putting Manitobans and Wildlife at Risk

    WINNIPEG, MB:  The Manitoba Wildlife Federation (MWF) recently learned the Province of Manitoba has decided to cancel night surveillance flights for poachers – a decision that threatens people as well as Manitoba’s imperiled big game populations. This is the second year in a row for night surveillance cancellation.

    Night surveillance involves enforcement officers flying at night in search of hunter spotlighting activity. Brian Strauman, MWF President, says these flights must be continued. Read More…

  • Free Provincial Park Access in February!!
    November 30, 2014

    Manitoba Government Announces Free Provincial Park Access All Month Long

    Manitobans are invited to make the most of the scenery and winter activities available in Manitoba parks with free entry to all provincial parks for the entire month of February, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

    “We may not have had as much snow as we’re used to this winter but there are still plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy everything our parks have to offer,” Minister Mackintosh said.  “We have groomed trails for snowmobiles, skijoring and cross-country skiing, as well as great places for hiking or snowshoeing.”

    Trail grooming reports are updated every Thursday throughout the winter so people can plan their outdoor adventure.  Maps of winter trails and updated reports can be found at  SnoPasses are still required for snowmobilers using groomed trails in provincial parks. Read More…

  • Manitoba Government Introduces New Legislation that would Clarify, Strengthen Role of Conservation Officers
    November 29, 2014

    November 28, 2014
    Change in Title, Enforcement, Training, Oversight to be Formalized: Minister Mackintosh

    The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would formally recognize conservation officers as law enforcement officers with the powers of peace officers, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

    “Conservation officers have an important role and carry the responsibility of protecting people and the environment,” Minister Mackintosh said. “As the third-largest armed law enforcement agency in the province, they deserve unique recognition without any ambiguity in law.” Read More…