The beauty of hunting in Manitoba is that the seasons never cease. Throughout the summer, fall, winter, and spring, there is always game to be hunted in our great forests. As wildlife populations ebb and flow, the seasons are expanded and contracted to fit the need. However in an average year, each season is steadily predictable. For further questions and information on hunting seasons, contact us or view the official Manitoba site.
Here are some things to keep in mind about the 2014 hunting in Manitoba:
White tail deer
The season started at the beginning of September, so we’re well into the deer season. This year, the bag limit has been changed one buck per license. In addition, the government has lowered the party limit from four to two. Foreign hunters are not permitted. This is because the deer population is exceptionally low this year in the Manitoba area.
For general elk hunters, the restrictions are much the same as they have been in the past. They have changed from allowing one antlerless elk to a much looser “One Elk” rule. Both male and female moose can be hunted at a rate of one per license. Landowner season has also been cancelled.
Gray wolf season is back with a bag limit of one per license.
The restrictions on hunting wear have also recently changed to allow hunters to wear hats with non-orange brims. Hunter Orange must be the primary color on the rest of the head covering, however.
These laws are current as of October 2014, for a complete list of up to date hunting laws in Manitoba, visit the Manitoba Hunting Guide page.
Before you sign up for one of our Burntwood Lake hunting tours, you should find out if you are eligible for a hunting license in the Providence of Manitoba. Our laws are quite similar to those throughout the rest of Canada and the United States, but getting yourself organized is the best way to ensure that obtaining your license is an easy process. Here’s what you need to know about getting your hunting license in Manitoba.
Fees are included
The first thing you should know is that your hunting license fees are included in the price of our tours. So don’t worry about going ahead and getting one yourself. In addition to your license, each hunter is also guaranteed a trophy Bull Moose tag. Keep in mind that if you are hunting, your license will be specific towards the species that you are hunting.
If you are a hunter 12 years or older, you are eligible to receive your hunting license in Manitoba.
Hunter’s Education Certificates
Whether you have the Manitoba Hunter Education Course Certification and Firearm Safety Training or a valid equivalent Hunter Education certificate from another jurisdiction, you will be eligible to obtain the necessary paperwork to lawfully hunt in Manitoba. United States citizens can use their state’s hunting permits as well.
All bear and moose game that is hunted during your tour with Burntwood will be capped and dressed for you. The price for your hunting tour also includes all government taxes. For more information on joining a Burntwood Lake hunting tour in Manitoba, Canada, visit our hunting page. Feel free to give us a call if you require additional information.
Some hunters spend their whole life dreaming of the day they land the big one. The dreams you are dreaming may not even be large enough. Sure you want the biggest deer or best turkey, but have you thought bigger? You must add bear hunting to your bucket list. Don’t just add it to your bucket list add it to a calendar and make it a true goal. Your wife won’t mind the bear rug in the man cave; she will know you will be so proud of it that you won’t let a crumb ever touch it.
Where to start? Depending on where you will be coming from will depend on your hunting requirements. If you are a foreign resident you will have a few more requirements but they have been established for your own safety and the safety of those around you. Foreign residents must utilize a registered lodge or outfitter to book their hunting excursion. This protects you from not having the correct licensing you need, and gives you your best chance at your big catch.
The last thing to know for your trip is to be ready for the ride of your life. You must be prepared for a few bumps in the road but also a great time had by all. After all how many of your friends can say they have went on a bear hunt, in real life… not a game or their dreams! Manitoba can be your playground for a week.