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Hunting Licenses

License Requirements

Licences are required for all big game and most game bird hunting. If you wish to hunt, you must have a valid licence for the species you are hunting, and you must carry the licence, and any associated game tags, along with your Hunter Education Certificate with you while hunting.

Hunter Qualifications

To be eligible for a Manitoba hunting licence you must be 12 years of age or older, and possess a valid Manitoba Hunter Education Certificate or equivalent from another jurisdiction or a card issued under subsection 4(4) of the Hunter Education Regulation MR 128/2007.
Any person born on or after January 1, 1951 and any first time hunter wanting to purchase a hunting licence, must be a graduate of the Manitoba Hunter Education course or a similar hunter education course from another jurisdiction.

Manitoba Hunter Education Courses

For more information on Manitoba hunter education, please contact the Manitoba Wildlife Federation at 1-877-633-4868 or visit

Hunter Education Exemption

The Hunter Education Regulation provides that if you lawfully held a hunting licence before January 4, 1975, you are eligible to receive a hunter education certificate without having to take a hunter education course. In order to qualify for the exemption, hunters must apply by filling out a declaration form prior to their planned hunt. This process may take up to 6 to 8 weeks to complete. The declaration forms are available online at  or in the printed Manitoba Hunting Guide.

Non-Resident Hunters

A person who is a Canadian citizen but is not a Manitoba resident.
Note: Non-Resident caribou hunters must book their hunt through a licensed lodge or outfitter, authorized to outfit non-resident and foreign resident caribou hunters.

Foreign Resident Hunters

A person who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a resident of Manitoba.
Note: Foreign Resident white-tailed deer, black bear, moose and caribou hunters must book their hunt through a licensed lodge or outfitter, authorized to outfit foreign resident white-tailed deer, black bear, moose and caribou hunters.

License Outlets

Licences may be purchased at various gas stations, hardware, sporting goods stores, and lodge/outfitter locations. Licenses may also be purchased at Manitoba Conservation/Water Stewardship regional and district offices.
Visit for regional and district office contacts.

Pre-Purchased Licenses

Licences may also be bought by MasterCard®, Visa®, or by mail. Call 1-800-214-6497 for more information.

For more information on Manitoba hunting licenses, hunting seasons, limits or general hunting regulations please visit the Manitoba Conservation website or consult with the current Manitoba Hunting Guide.