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 include:

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

— apprehended 11 separate night hunting parties.

— charged 24 individuals for night lighting: and

— seized 11 vehicles.

  • 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 checkstops;

  • conducted 45 decoy operations: and

  • seized 36 illegally harvested big game animals including:

— 24 deer,

— five moose,

— six elk,

— one wolf.

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