Manitoba Hunting News

Rapid Response Will Protect Manitoba Elk from Chronic Wasting Disease

Manitoba Conservation officials are using plane and helicopter surveillance over part of western Manitoba this week to find and remove up to nine escaped farm elk from Saskatchewan that could threaten to spread chronic wasting disease (CWD) to Manitoba’s wild elk, Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

Additional Temporary Closure on Moose Hunting Put in Place in Eastern Manitoba

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises it is temporarily closing all moose hunting in strategic areas north of Pine Falls and south of Bissett.  The closure comes a year after licensed hunting was closed in Game Hunting Area (GHA) 26.

Moose populations have declined by almost 50 per cent in this part of the province since 2006.  This temporary closure is being put in place to ensure sustainable populations into the future.

Manitoba Invites Public to Provide Comments on Caribou Action Plans

Manitobans are invited to provide feedback and input on draft action plans to protect boreal woodland caribou populations in the eastern parts of the province, Conservation Minister Dave Chomiak announced today.

Manitoba Increases Subsidy to Help Fight Problem Beavers

The province is raising by more than 30 per cent the subsidy paid to rural municipalities and registered trappers dealing with problem beavers in all areas of the province, Manitoba Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie announced.

The increase to $20 from $15 per animal is to assist rural municipalities in dealing with an abundance of beavers that are causing substantial damage in some areas of the province.

Polar Bear Holding Facility in Manitoba Ready For Upcoming Season

The final round of structural upgrades to the holding facility for polar bears that persistently wander into the northern coastal town of Churchill is now complete, Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie announced.

"Polar bears that make their way back into the community after being chased away need to be isolated in the facility until they can be safely transported out of town or until Hudson Bay ices over," said Blaikie. "The holding facility provides safety for both the people of the north and these magnificent animals."

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Manitoba Offers Free Day at Parks for Labour Day Weekend
Manitobans are encouraged to enjoy a free outdoor experience as there will be no admission fees to enter provincial parks on the Labour Day long weekend.
Manitoba Declares Polar Bear a Threatened Species
Effective Feb. 7th, polar bears will be recognized as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, Conservation Minster Stan Struthers announced.
Manitoba Caribou Get a Break
Conservation Minister Stan Struthers congratulated the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Tembec forestry corporation for negotiating a 50-year halt to logging in woodland caribou habitats on the east side of Lake Winnipeg.
Manitoba Conservation Fund Grants Awarded
Eight Manitoba organizations involved in conservation enhancement and awareness programs will receive more than $155,000 in special conservation and endangered species fund grants, Conservation Minister Stan Struthers announced today.