Minister: Leah LaPlante
The MMF Natural Resources Portfolio is dedicated to protecting our Métis Harvesters and our Métis Rights.
If you have any questions or would like additional information about harvesting, please call Branden Thorsteinson at 204-586-8474 ext. 225 or email email@example.com.
MMF Night Hunting and Night Lighting Agro-Zone Boundary
Following consultations with our Community regarding Night Hunting issues, MMF delegates passed two Resolutions at our Annual General Assembly, on September 24, 2017: First, a complete prohibition on Dangerous Night Spotlighting anywhere in Manitoba; and Second, prohibition of Night Hunting within Agro-Manitoba from dusk to dawn, with continued Night Hunting and Stationary Spotlighting in Non-Agro Manitoba, away from settlements and local populations allowed. With regard to both these Resolutions, the MMF’s directive was to develop policy including definitions, a map, and map notes.
On February 9, 2019 MMF Caucus/Cabinet passed the MMF Night Hunting and Night Lighting Agro-Zone Boundary Resolution, which provides the policy specifying Metis Night Hunting Law in Manitoba. Our Metis Laws of the Harvest will be amended to reflect this Resolution effective April 10, 2019. The MMF will defend any Metis Harvesters exercising Metis harvesting rights in accordance to the Metis Laws of the Harvest.
The following documents are to be used in conjunction with one another:
Harvester Permission Slips
Due to recurring issues surrounding Métis Harvesters hunting on private land with verbal permission only, the MMF developed a permission slip to be used to obtain written permission from private landowners. This will reduce chances of Harvesters being faced with a hearsay situation if the landowner decides to revoke permission after the fact. Written permission supports a Harvester’s right to hunt on private land when approached by a Conservation Officer. The Métis Harvester Private Land Permission Slip is also available at our Central Registry Office, and through our Regional Offices.