Hunting License

Hunting Seasons

Please visit the Manitoba Sustainable Development website or consult with the current Manitoba Hunting Guide.

Hunting Licenses

Manitoba elicensing

You can a purchase a hunting licence online at manitobaelicensing, at a participating retailer or over the telephone by calling the Help Desk at 1-877-880-1203.

Note: Travel Manitoba does not manage the Manitoba eLicensing program. If you have any questions about your license, contact the Help Desk at 1-877-880-1203.

License Requirements

Licenses 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 Course

Take the online-only course endorsed by the province of Manitoba and the Manitoba Wildlife Federation and receive your Manitoba Hunter Education Certification. The online course can be taken at https://www.huntercourse.com/canada/manitoba/. For more information on Manitoba hunter education, please contact the Manitoba Wildlife Federation at 1-877-633-4868 or visit www.mwf.mb.ca.

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 for download at Manitoba Sustainable Development or in the printed Manitoba Hunting Guide.

Hunting with an Outfitter/Guide

Outfitters and guides are licensed by the provincial government, meaning your hunt will be organized and led by professionals who not only know the lay of the land, but have an interest in preserving and conserving our wildlife so that it is there for generations of hunters to come.

Foreign Resident Hunters

A person who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a resident of Manitoba.

Foreign resident black bear, white-tailed deer, moose, caribou, wolf and coyote hunters must:

• Book their hunt through a registered lodge or outfitter, authorized to outfit foreign resident hunters.

• Be accompanied by a licensed Manitoba guide. No more than three hunters may use the services of a guide at the same time.

• Only use the services of the outfitter specified on their hunting licence.

Note: Foreign resident migratory game bird or game bird hunters are not required to book their hunt through a licensed outfitter.

Non-Resident Hunters

A person who is a Canadian citizen but is not a Manitoba resident.

Non-resident caribou hunters must:

• Book their hunt through a registered lodge or outfitter, authorized to outfit non-resident caribou hunters.

• Be accompanied by a licensed Manitoba guide. No more than three hunters may use the services of a guide at the same time.

• Only use the services of the outfitter specified on their hunting licence.

Note: Non-resident black bear, white-tailed deer, moose, wolf, coyote, migratory game bird or game bird hunters are not required to book their hunt through a licensed outfitter.

Looking to book a guided hunt?

Search our list of lodges and outfitters on our Lodge and Outfitters page.

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

For information and regulations on AIS in Manitoba, please visit the Manitoba Sustainable Development website.

Manitoba Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund (FWEF)

Projects funded through FWEF will help ensure that our fisheries and wildlife resources remain healthy and productive, for the benefit of all Manitobans. For more information on applying to the fund or learning more about the fund, please visit the Manitoba Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund website.

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