Hunter & Angler Preservation Fund
The Hunter and Angler Preservation Fund (HAPF) is a voluntary program administered by the MLOA and supported by our members and their guests.
The fund provides grants to support projects or initiatives that produce, promote or preserve opportunities to fish and/or hunt sustainably in Manitoba, for visitors and Manitobans alike, as well as supporting our non-profit operations and lobbying efforts. Applicants are asked to describe on their applications how their project will benefit fish and wildlife populations, or enhance sustainable angling and hunting opportunities.
The MLOA board will be awarding another round of HAPF project grants in spring 2017. The application window closed Jan. 31, and we would like to thank all the applicants who stepped forward.
Since its inception in 2011, the HAPF has provided more than $30,000 in project grants to organizations like Manitoba Model Forest, Fish Futures, the Manitoba Natural Resource Officers Association, the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association, Generation Next Angler, and Swan Valley Sportfishing Enhancement, among others. HAPF funds have also been used to purchase and donate camera equipment for Roblin district conservation officers, to monitor areas of high poacher traffic, as well as for the provincial government’s wildlife branch, for use in their whitetail deer population composition survey work.
Please click on the menu to see profiles of some of these funded projects on our website.
Our members and their guests who contribute to the fund do so voluntarily, and we would like to applaud and honour their support, and to thank them for helping to enhance and preserve opportunities for anglers and hunters in Manitoba. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the HAPF are set aside to be donated for project grants to our community partners. The remaining 50% is set aside to help fund the day-to-day operations and lobbying efforts of the non-profit MLOA, thus ensuring our operators, their guests, and Manitoba’s fishing and hunting community in general, continue to have a voice with decision-makers and with the general public.
Participation in the HAPF is voluntary, but we do encourage all our members to consider becoming involved in this very important program. Guests of our member lodges and outfitters who donate to the fund are entered into a draw to win a fantastic Manitoba hunting or fishing trip. Please contact our office if you would like to inquire about a no-purchase entry for our draw, or if you would like to make a donation to the HAPF.