The Manitoba government is making a historic investment in support of hunter education and safety, which will enhance sustainable wildlife management and support the safe enjoyment of Manitoba’s great hunting opportunities, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today.
“Manitobans are bringing new-found passion and appreciation for the world-class wildlife and fish resources this province has to offer,” said Pedersen. “This endowment will provide perpetual funding for hunter education and safety programming, and ensure that resources are available to sustain and improve this programming for generations of Manitobans to come.”
The province will be committing a gift of $2 million to endow the Hunter Education and Safety Fund, to be administered by The Winnipeg Foundation. The new Hunter Education and Safety Fund will support the Manitoba Wildlife Federation in activities that educate, train and recruit hunters, and enhance safe and sustainable hunting and trapping of wildlife populations within Manitoba.
The Manitoba Wildlife Federation delivers hunter education programming and provides instruction on hunter ethics and responsibilities, hunting laws and regulations, firearm safety, as well as other topics that promote safe and lawful hunting in Manitoba by all resource users.
“We are thrilled to see the province making this investment into hunter education and safety,” said Carly Deacon, managing director of the Manitoba Wildlife Federation. “It is critical that we work together with hunters to help understand the importance of the role they play in wildlife management and conservation, and safe and ethical hunting.”
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(Province of MB News Release)