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Manitoba Hunting Guide

2012 Manitoba Hunting Guide

2016 - 2018 Future
Hunting Season Opening Dates

Opening dates for the 2016-2018 Hunting Seasons will generally be as follows:

  • These dates will only be changed if wildlife populations experience a significant and unexpected decline.
  • Each year most seasons open one day earlier than the previous year to allow the season to open on the same day of the week. After five or six years, a roll-back is required to prevent much earlier opening dates.
  • In GBHZs 3 & 4, the foreign resident general waterfowl season will commence each year on September 24.
  • GHAs or Hunting Zones 2016
    Opening Dates
    2017
    Opening Dates
    2018 Opening Dates
    White-tailed Deer Archery DHZ A, B, C, D, E and F Aug. 29 Aug. 28 Aug. 27
    Muzzleloader DHZ A, B, C, D and E Oct. 24 Oct. 23 Oct. 22
    Youth Muzzleloader DHZ A, B, C, D and E Oct. 17 Oct. 16 Oct. 15
    General (rifle) DHZ A
    DHZ B, C, D and E
    Sept. 19
    Nov. 14
    Sept. 18
    Nov. 13
    Sept. 17
    Nov. 12
    Moose General (rifle) GHAs 1, 2, 3, 3A
    Most areas - Fall
    Winter
    Aug. 29
    Sept. 19
    Dec. 5
    Aug. 28
    Sept. 18
    Dec. 4
    Aug. 27
    Sept. 17
    Dec. 3
    Archery Early areas
    Other areas
    Aug. 29
    Sept. 19
    Aug. 28
    Sept. 18
    Aug. 27
    Sept. 17
    Elk General (rifle) Most Fall seasons
    Most Winter seasons


    Sept. 26
    Dec. 19

    Sept. 25
    Dec. 18

    Sept. 24
    Dec. 17

    GHAs 23, 23A Dec. 5
    Jan. 2
    Dec. 4
    Jan. 1
    Dec. 3
    Dec. 31
    Landowner Most Fall seasons
    Most Winter seasons
    Oct. 3
    Dec. 5
    Oct. 2
    Dec. 4
    Oct. 1
    Dec. 3
    GHAs 23, 23A Aug. 29 Aug. 28 Aug. 27
    Archery Most areas Aug. 29 Aug. 28 Aug. 27
    Black Bear   BHZ A, B, C (Spring)
    BHZ A, B, C (Fall)
    Apr. 25
    Aug. 29
    Apr. 24
    Aug. 28
    Apr. 23
    Aug. 27
    Caribou   GHA 1 (Fall)
    GHA 1 (Winter)
    GHA 2
    GHA 3
    Aug. 29
    Nov. 1
    Nov. 28
    Aug. 29
    Aug. 28
    Nov. 1
    Nov. 27
    Aug. 28
    Aug. 27
    Nov. 1
    Nov. 26
    Aug. 27
    Gray Wolf   WHZ A, B, C Aug. 29 Aug. 28 Aug. 27
    Coyote   All GHAs except 38 Aug. 29 Aug. 28 Aug. 27
    Gray (Hungarian) Partridge   GBHZ 3, 4 Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 8
    Grouse   GBHZ 1, 2
    GBHZ 3, 4
    Sept. 1
    Sept. 8
    Sept. 1
    Sept. 8
    Sept. 1
    Sept. 8
    Ptarmigan   GBHZ 1, 2 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1
    Waterfowl Residents and non-residents GBHZ 1, 2, 3, 4 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1
    Foreign residents GBHZ 1
    GBHZ 2
    GBHZ 3, 4
    Sept. 1
    Sept. 8
    Sept. 24
    Sept. 1
    Sept. 8
    Sept. 24
    Sept. 1
    Sept. 8
    Sept. 24
    Woodcock   GBHZ 3, 4
    Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 8
    Conservation Snow Geese   GBHZ 1
    GBHZ 2, 3, 4
    Apr. 1
    Mar. 15
    Apr. 1
    Mar. 15
    Apr. 1
    Mar. 15
    Sandhill Cranes   GBHZ 1, 2, 3, 4 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1
    Wild Turkey Youth Resident GHAs 22, 27-35A
    Apr. 23 Apr. 22 Apr. 21
    Resident GHAs 22, 27-35A
    Apr. 30
    Oct. 1
    Apr. 29
    Oct. 7
    Apr. 28
    Oct. 6

    Legend

    GBHZ - Game Bird Hunting Zone GHA - Game Hunting Area WHZ - Wolf Hunting Zone
    BHZ - Bear Hunting Zone DHZ - Deer Hunting Zone