MWF, together with its partner organizations, is pleased to announce the 5th annual Provincial Hunting Day celebration on Sat., September 28, 2013, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at Oak Hammock Marsh. The event features fun and exciting family activities, including: Archery, Air Rifle & Atlatl shooting ranges; Skinning demos; Hunting dog demos; Hunting seminars & exhibitors; Youth calling contest; Free hourly prize draws; Complimentary lunch for the first 500 people, supplied by Danny’s Whole Hog BBQ; and Free HunterCourse.com vouchers for the first 50 youth (12-16 yrs.) – a $55 value. The event will also showcase live music from Double Trouble, featuring young fiddle players Luc and Aiden, alongside father Robert Wrigley.
This year’s Provincial Hunting Day celebration will be the biggest ever. “The number of exhibitors has grown, and visitors can look forward to a variety of fun and exciting demonstrations,” said Carolyn Kosheluk, program manager with MWF. “Provincial Hunting Day reminds us of the significant contribution hunters make to conservation programs in Manitoba, and the need to promote and preserve this rich tradition.”
In 2009, the Province of Manitoba proclaimed the fourth Saturday in September as Provincial Hunting Day to recognise the role hunting plays in wildlife management and conservation.
The Provincial Hunting Day celebration is organized by the MWF in conjunction with: Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship; Oak Hammock Marsh; Travel Manitoba; Ducks Unlimited Canada; Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association; Manitoba Métis Federation; and Danny’s Whole Hog Barbeque. Top level sponsors include Cabela’s Canada; HunterCourse.com; Heights Archery; and Winnipeg Trap and Skeet. The event is also supported by FXR; MacDonald’s Sporting Goods; Wild Gobblers; SCI Manitoba; Wildlife Habitat Canada; Manitoba Trappers Association; Channel Canyon Consulting; National Wild Turkey Federation; Archers & Bow Hunters Association of Manitoba; Manitoba Gun Dog Association; PrairieShot Ltd; Luke’s Town Service; Westside Honda-Polaris; Central Display; Manitoba Big Game Trophy Association; Manitoba Natural Resource Officers Association; Seven Sisters Wildlife Association; and Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association.
Established in 1944, the MWF is a non-profit organization and registered charity. The MWF delivers and supports a variety of programs for adults and youth members including: Hunter Education; Manitoba Mentored Hunts; Becoming an Outdoors-Women; the Urban Angling Partnership; Recreational Fishing League; and Shooting Skills programs.