What course do I need?
To qualify for a hunting licence in Manitoba, any person who obtained their first hunting licence after
1969 must be a graduate of the provincial Manitoba Hunter Education Course or a similar hunter
education course from another province or state.
The federal Canadian Firearms Safety Course (PAL) does not meet this requirement. Contact the
Canadian Firearms Center at 1-800-731-4000 for more information.
How old do I need to be?
A person must be at least 12 years of age to purchase a hunting licence or qualify for the youth hunting
provision. Students ages 10 & 11 can take this course, and they will receive a Hunter Apprenticeship certificate which will automatically turn into a Hunter Education certificate once they become 12 with no need to redo this course. Youth ages 10 & 11 have a shared bag limit for bird hunting.
Hunter Education Manual
The Manitoba Hunter Education Manual (PDF)
is available online (click link), at no cost. Reading the manual prior
to the class is highly recommended. The Manual is also available in hard copy for $10, or on CD for
$10.00 (shipping charges of $4.50 are extra).
Once I qualify or pass the Manitoba Hunter Education Course, do I need any other courses?
No, a person hunting under the direct supervision (within arm’s reach) of an adult with a firearms
licence does not need any other courses or a federal firearms licence.
However, anyone wishing to hunt away from the direct supervision of an adult with a firearms licence
needs a Federal Firearms Licence (Possession Acquisition Licence or a Minor’s Possession Licence). For
more information, contact the Canadian Firearms Program at phone 1-800-731-4000.
Our instructor does the written & practical portion for the Hunter Education Online Course for a fee of $15 (cash only).
You can find the online course here