Harvesters

Minister: Leah LaPlante

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

*If you are looking for Harvester Application Forms, please visit the Central Registry Office

If you have any questions or would like additional information about harvesting, please call 204-586-8474 or email harvest@mmf.mb.ca


Opening of the 2021-22 Harvesting Season

The MMF is excited to announce the opening of the 2021-22 Harvesting season. The new CTF & Big Game Tags will be available to order starting today (April 1st) and the Request Form is available on the MMF website. The MMF will recognize the 2020-21 CTF sticker until April 18th, 2021 to allow for any mailing delays. Happy Harvesting!

CTF and Tags April 1 2021 - Temporary Extension Notification


When you speak with your Regional Clerk, advise them that you would like to purchase your CTF sticker and big game tags. The Clerk will ask you to complete a mandatory harvesting survey, which identifies what you harvested in the last season.

This survey can be completed by the Registry Clerk with you over the phone. The Clerk will record your name and will prepare your harvesting package.

Online Harvester Survey

2020-2021 Harvester Survey Form


The CTF Purchase Form is available below. Please print the form, fill it out and submit it along with any remaining big game tags you have from last season and $25.00 for your CTF purchase (cash and money order are current acceptable methods of payment) to your Regional Office. Once payment is received in the office, your package with your CTF sticker and big game tags will be mailed to you.

CTF & Tags Request Form

Once you receive your package with CTF sticker and big game tags, please make sure to append your sticker to the back of your harvester card BEFORE you go harvesting to ensure your card is valid. Under our Métis Laws of the Harvest, Big Game season does not open until July 15th. Please
ensure you follow our Métis Harvesting laws and wait until July 15th or after to start big game hunting with your new tags.

The MMF recognizes that this process is different from what we are all used to doing and we may experience some delays getting your CTF to you on June 1st, 2020. To assist our Métis harvesters during this transition period to get your 2020-21 CTF sticker, the MMF will still recognize the 2019-20 CTF stickers as being valid until July 15th, 2020.

This will give all of our harvesters time to receive your new CTF sticker and big game tags in the mail after June 1st.



MMF Night Hunting and Night Lighting Agro-Zone Boundary

Following consultations with our Community regarding Night Hunting issues, MMF delegates passed two Resolutions at our Annual General Assembly, on September 24, 2017: First, a complete prohibition on Dangerous Night Spotlighting anywhere in Manitoba; and Second, prohibition of Night Hunting within Agro-Manitoba from dusk to dawn, with continued Night Hunting and Stationary Spotlighting in Non-Agro Manitoba, away from settlements and local populations allowed. With regard to both these Resolutions, the MMF's directive was to develop policy including definitions, a map, and map notes.

On February 9, 2019 MMF Caucus/Cabinet passed the MMF Night Hunting and Night Lighting Agro-Zone Boundary Resolution, which provides the policy specifying Métis Night Hunting Law in Manitoba. Our Métis Laws of the Harvest will be amended to reflect this Resolution effective April 10, 2019. The MMF will defend any Métis Harvesters exercising Métis harvesting rights in accordance to the Métis Laws of the Harvest.

The following documents are to be used in conjunction with one another:

MMF Night Hunting Law Notice

MMF Cabinet Resolution: Night Hunting and Night Lighting Agro-Zone Boundary Resolution

Schedule A: MMF Agro-Zone Boundary Definitions

Schedule B: MMF Agro-Zone Boundary Map

Schedule C: MMF Agro-Zone Boundary Map Notes

Schedule C: Map Note Overview

Schedule C: Map Note 1

Schedule C: Map Note 2

Schedule C: Map Note 3

Schedule C: Map Note 4

Schedule C: Map Note 5

Schedule C: Map Note 6

Schedule C: Map Note 7

Schedule C: Map Note 8

Map 1: MMF Agro-Zone Boundary with Game Hunting Areas

Map 2: MMF Agro-Zone Boundary with Rural Municipalities

Map 3: MMF Agro-Zone Boundary with Township & Range Grid

2017 MMF AGA Night Hunting and Night Lighting Passed Resolution

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

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

Moose Law

Moose hunting closures

2020 - 2021 MMF Harvester Survey

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