Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development is considering changes that would affect access for all waterfowl hunters in the province. An integral part of the consideration is public comment from all interested parties who have previously hunted, currently hunt, or plan to hunt waterfowl in Manitoba in the future.
The proposed changes would address:
- Limit the number of waterfowl suppliers operating in Manitoba and restructure their areas of operation.
- Promulgation and enforcement of stricter laws regarding the illegal operation of foreign guides and shipowners not resident in the province.
- Options to limit the number of nonresident alien waterfowl hunters permitted to hunt in Manitoba in a given year.
- Options to limit the number of days that nonresident alien waterfowl hunters may hunt in Manitoba in a season.
The vast majority of nonresident foreign waterfowl hunters in Manitoba are Americans; however, Delta has resident supporters in all Canadian provinces and the United States, so input from everyone interested in hunting in Manitoba is important to the process.
Delta has been in regular contact with provincial authorities seeking to shape this proposed legislation to help all Manitoba waterfowl hunters with access issues and minimize additional restrictions for U.S. hunters who wish to hunt waterfowl in the province. .
You can review Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development’s proposed changes in detail and provide feedback at https://reg.gov.mb.ca/detail/7450729. You will need to scroll down the home page to the “Regulatory Liability Impact Analysis” section and click on the “Policy Objectives” bar. There you can read the proposed changes, objectives and justifications. You can then use the “Make a comment” button in the upper right corner of the landing page to create an account and express your opinions.
Delta Waterfowl also wants to know where its US and Canadian supporters stand on these important issues, so before you leave the Manitoba comment page, please copy and paste your comments into an email to: [email protected].