All first time hunters born after
1,1951 must show proof of hunter safety education by taking the Manitoba Hunter Safety Course
or show proof of training from another province or state. The Manitoba Hunter Safety Course is an 8 -hour training with a
written exam. Candidates who have not yet reached their 12th birthday may take the training if the course is taken
within 3 months of their
12th birthday. Their
course certificate will be mailed to them on their 12th birthday.
Upon completion of training,
a temporary certificate is issued and a permanent wallet card is mailed.
A hunter without a firearms licence,
who uses a firearm, must be closely supervised by an individual licenced to posses a firearm. “Closely supervised”
is defined as “arms length supervision”.
The Canadian Firearms Safety
Course is NOT the same as the Manitoba Hunter Safety Course.
The following text is taken directly from the 2004 Manitoba Hunting Guide
No one under the age of 12 may hunt game birds
or big game animals.
Residents 12 to 17 years of age may hunt all big game species
(during both draw and non-draw seasons), upland game birds or wild turkey without a license if:
· they carry proof of age,
· they carry proof they graduated from the Manitoba Hunter and
Firearms Safety Course, or a similar course from another province or state (note: the Canadian Firearms Safety Course does
not qualify) and
· they are accompanied by an adult supervisor who is a resident of Manitoba and who possesses
a valid hunting licence for that species and season
NOTE: Any game harvested is
included in the bag limit of their licenced adult supervisor. If they wish their own bag limit, they must purchase a licence.
If they wish to hunt waterfowl they must purchase the Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and Wildlife Habitat Conservation
Party hunting privileges of the adult supervisor apply
to the youth.
A non- resident youth must purchase
the appropriate hunting licence.
Deer and Game Bird Licence
The Deer and Game Bird licence entitles a youth to hunt one deer in any season(archery, muzzleloader, shotgun/muzzleloader,
rifle) until the tag is filled,
and to harvest and possess upland game birds in accordance with current bag limits and season restrictions. If the
youth wants to hunt migratory game birds with a Deer and Game Bird Licence, then a Canada Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit
and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp are required. All other conditions respecting youth hunting, as noted above, apply
to the youth and adult supervisor. This licence may be used to form a party during any season for which the licence is valid.
In addition to this licence, a qualifying youth may purchase all other deer licences at regular price. Young hunters may not
purchase a Second Deer, or Third Deer licence unless they are in possession of a regular deer licence for the archery, shotgun/muzzleloader,
muzzleloader or rifle seasons.