Métis Harvesters


Minister: Leah LaPlante

The MMF Natural Resources Portfolio is dedicated to protecting our Métis Harvesters and our Métis Rights.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about harvesting, please call Branden Thorsteinson at 204-586-8474 ext. 225 or email

Harvester Permission Slips

Due to recurring issues surrounding Métis Harvesters hunting on private land with verbal permission only, the MMF developed a permission slip to be used to obtain written permission from private landowners. This will reduce chances of Harvesters being faced with a hearsay situation if the landowner decides to revoke permission after the fact. Written permission supports a Harvester’s right to hunt on private land when approached by a Conservation Officer. The Métis Harvester Private Land Permission Slip is also available at our Central Registry Office, and through our Regional Offices.

Métis Harvesting Map

View Métis Harvesting Map

Harvesting Notices

NOTICE - Manitoba Métis Harvesting

Documents & Information

Métis Harvester Private Land Permission Slip

Metis Laws of the Harvest. Guide to Metis Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Gathering

Moose Law

Moose hunting closures

2017-2018 MMF Harvester Survey

News Releases


Manitoba Metis Federation Annual General Assembly Resolves to Defend Métis Harvesting Rights in Manitoba


2017 AGA Resolution #2 - Night-Hunting in Agro-Manitoba (Southern Manitoba) and the rest of Manitoba (Central and Northern Manitoba)

2017 AGA Resolution #1 - Complete Prohibition on Dangerous Night Spot-Lighting


Metis Laws of the Hunt Influential in Conservation and Recognition of Rights


Read MMF Harvesting Rights News Release

Metis Harvesters Contact Information

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