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Manitoba Hunting Guide

Game Bird Hunting

Migratory Game Bird

Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons


Game Bird Game Hunting Area Season Dates Species Bag Limit
(All GBHZs)
Resident and Non-resident (A non-resident is a person who is a Canadian citizen but is not a Manitoba resident)
Ducks, Coots, Snipe GBHZ 1
GBHZ 2, 3 & 4
Sept. 1 - Oct. 31
Sept. 1 - Nov. 30
Ducks
Coots
Snipe
8
8
10
24
24
30
Woodcock GBHZ 3 & 4 Sept. 8 - Nov. 30 Woodcock 8 24
Dark Geese GBHZ 1
GBHZ 2, 3 & 4
Sept. 1 - Oct. 31
Sept. 1 - Nov. 30
Canada, White-front & Brant and Cackling 8* 24
White Geese GBHZ 1
GBHZ 2, 3 & 4
Aug 15 - Oct. 31
Sept. 1 - Nov. 30
Snow, Blue
& Ross
50

no limit***

Conservation Snow Geese GBHZ 1 Apr.1 - June 15
Aug. 15 - Aug. 31
Snow & Blue only
Snow, Blue & Ross
20
50
80
no limit***
GBHZ 2,3 & 4 Mar 15 - May 31 Snow & Blue only 20 80
Sandhill Cranes GBHZ 1, 2 , 3 & 4 Sept.1 - Nov. 30 Sandhill Cranes 5 15
* Exception GHA 38 the daily bag limit is 12 from Sept. 1 to Sept. 23.


Game Bird Game Hunting Area Season Dates Species Bag Limit
(All GBHZs)
Resident Youth Hunting
Waterfowler Heritage Days GBHZ 1, 2, 3 & 4 Sept.1 - Sept. 7 Bag limits are the same as the Resident season for that particular GBHZ.


Game Bird Game Hunting Area Season Dates Species Bag Limit
(All GBHZs)
Foreign resident
Ducks, Coots, Snipe GBHZ 1
GBHZ 2
GBHZ 3 & 4
Sept. 1 - Oct.. 31
Sept. 8 - Nov. 30
Sept. 24 - Nov. 30
Ducks
Coots
Snipe
8**
8
10
24**
24
30
Woodcock GBHZ 3 & 4 Sept. 8 - Nov. 30 Woodcock 4 12
Dark Geese GBHZ 1
GBHZ 2
GBHZ 3 & 4
Sept. 1 - Oct. 31
Sept. 8 - Nov. 30
Sept. 24- Nov. 30
Canada, White-front & Brant and Cackling 8
5

24
15

White Geese GBHZ 1
GBHZ 2
GBHZ 3 & 4
Aug. 15 - Oct. 31
Sept. 8 - Nov. 30
Sept. 17 - Nov. 30
Snow, Blue & Ross


50


no limit***


Conservation Snow Geese GBHZ 1

Apr. 1 - June 15
Aug. 15 - Aug. 31
Snow & Blue only
Snow, Blue & Ross
20
50
80
no limit ***
GBHZ 2, 3 & 4 Mar. 15 - May 31 Snow & Blue only 20 80
Sandhill Cranes GBHZ 1, 2, 3 & 4 Sept. 1 - Nov. 30 Sandhill Cranes 5 15

**In GBHZ 4 not more than 4 daily or 12 in possession may be canvasbacks or redheads or a combination of the two species.
Morning-only dark goose hunting for foreign resident hunters: In GBHZ 4 and GHAs 13A, 14, 14A, part 16, 18, 18A, 18B, 18C, 19, 19A, 19B, 20, 21A, 23A, and 25 dark goose hunting is restricted to morning only (1/2 hour before sunrise to 12:00 noon) up to and including Sunday, October 12. Beginning Monday, October 13, dark geese may be hunted all day. White geese maybe hunted all day in all GBHZ's.

Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons

*** Please note these changes are pending approval from Environment Canada and are expected after the publication of this guide. Please check the Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulation Summaries to confirm season dates and bag limits; these are available when you purchase your Canada Migratory Game Hunting Bird Permit and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp.