Youth Hunting in Manitoba

The future of hunting is in the hands of our youth. Manitoba Sustainable Development has partnered with several organizations to improve hunting opportunities for resident youth.

A shared bag limit allows resident youth hunters to hunt under the direct supervision (within reach) of a licensed adult supervisor. Any game harvested is included in the bag limit of their licensed adult supervisor.

Resident youth can harvest their own separate bag limit provided the youth has purchased the regular licence for the species they are hunting.

Three special youth hunting licences are also available for resident youth; the Deer and Game Bird Licence (Youth), Wild Turkey Licence (Youth) and the Black Bear Licence (Youth). Resident youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult supervisor.

Mentored hunting provides training in safety and ethics for resident youth and the first-time hunters. These hunters learn the right way to hunt in the great outdoors. Mentored hunting opportunities include Waterfowler Heritage Days, waterfowl and wild turkey hunting for youth.

First time hunters wanting to purchase a licence must be a graduate of the Manitoba Hunter Education Course or a similar hunter education course from another province or state.

Non-resident and foreign resident youth hunters are not eligible for any of the resident youth hunting opportunities. All non-resident youth must purchase the appropriate big game or game bird hunting licence if they plan to hunt in Manitoba.

Be sure to refer to the hunting regulations guide for detailed information on these youth hunting opportunities. You may pick up a copy of this guide at any Manitoba Sustainable Development office and at hunting licence vendors. You can also download this guide for printing.