Conservation officers are continuing enforcement to protect Manitoba’s natural resources through a variety of enforcement activities across the province with a dedicated effort against illegal night lighting, and commercial and sport fishing patrols.

Highlights from provincial hunting enforcement statistics for July 1 to Dec. 16, 2022, include:

  • conservation officers conducted 131-night patrols designed to stop illegal night hunting activities, 36 of which utilized aircraft. 

As a result, 11 separate night-hunting parties were apprehended, 24 individuals were charged for night lighting, and 11 vehicles were seized.

  • charged 17 individuals with hunting within a moose conservation closure area.

  • charged 37 individuals with loading a firearm in a vehicle or discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

  • seized 64 firearms.

  • executed five search warrants.

  • conducted 11 fish and wildlife check stops.

  • conducted 45 decoy operations 

Conservation officers seized 36 illegally harvested big game animals including 24 deer, five moose, six elk, and one wolf.

The Manitoba Conservation Officer Service is committed to protecting and maintaining healthy wildlife populations, ensuring public safety, and enforcing applicable laws.