What course do I need?
To qualify for a hunting licence in Manitoba, any person who obtained their first hunting licence after 1969 must be a graduate of the provincial Manitoba Hunter Education Course or a similar hunter education course from another province or state.
The federal Canadian Firearms Safety Course does not meet this requirement.
How old do I need to be?
A person must be at least 12 years of age to purchase a hunting licence or qualify for the youth hunting provision. We will accept students into our Hunter Education class who are within 3 months of their 12th birthday; however, the hunter safety card is not issued until he/she turns 12.
Younger students may take the course, but will be required to take the course again when they turn 12.
Hunter Education Manual
The Manitoba Hunter Education Manual (PDF) is available on-line, at no cost. Reading the manual prior to the class is highly recommended. The Manual is also available in hard copy for $10, or on CD for $6.95 (shipping charges of $4 are extra).
Where and when are classes offered?
The Manitoba Hunter Education Course is a comprehensive 8-hour course, and is available in almost every community across Manitoba. For information about courses in your area, call (204) 633-4868 or toll-free (877) 633-4868 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Another option is to take the ONLINE hunter education course through Huntercourse.com, and then arrange for testing with an instructor in or near your community. A list of active instructors in Manitoba is available at: http://mwf.mb.ca/wp/programs-3/online-hunter-education/
PLEASE NOTE: If you have completed the Huntercourse.com online course, you do not need to register for a classroom course.
How do I register for a course at the Manitoba Wildlife Federation office in Winnipeg?
WE ARE ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES ON:
Sunday, May 26, 2013
PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT OF THE $50 COURSE FEE IS REQUIRED
REGISTER EARLY – CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.
Register in person on Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, at 70 Stevenson Road, Winnipeg. Pre-payment of the $50 fee can be made by cash, debit or credit card. Or, telephone (204) 633-5967 or toll-free (877) 633-4868 to pay by VISA or MasterCard.
Once I qualify or pass the Manitoba Hunter Education Course, do I need any other courses?
No, a person hunting under the direct supervision (within arm’s reach) of an adult with a firearms licence does not need any other courses or a federal firearms licence.
However, anyone wishing to hunt away from the direct supervision of an adult with a firearms licence needs a Federal Firearms Licence (Possession Acquisition Licence or a Minor’s Possession Licence). For more information, contact the Canadian Firearms Program at phone 1-800-731-4000.