News & Events
North America’s spring duck population declined, but most species remain above long-term averages. The breeding duck population is estimated at 41.19 million, a 13% decrease over last year. Pond counts in prairie and parkland Canada decreased 15%, but were still 4% above the long-term average.
“Ducks declined due to dry conditions in large portions of the breeding grounds. Fortunately, we continue to benefit from “carryover birds” hatched during highly productive springs over the past several years,” said Dr. Frank Rohwer, president and chief scientist of Delta Waterfowl. Read More…
Changes to Big Game Licencing & Regulations
MLOA President Paul Conchatre recently met with representatives from Manitoba Sustainable Development to provide feedback on their proposed changes to licencing and regulations. Highlights from this discussion include:
Proposed increased harvest opportunities for black bear
Extension of the one buck/one doe deer licence
Two-tier licencing system for waterfowl
Guide licencing program
Possible changes to the status of barren ground caribou
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The Canadian government has passed legislation that will impact those with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offences from crossing the border into Canada. A single DUI offence will soon result in an individual being inadmissible and turned back at the border unless previous arrangements have been made, like a Temporary Resident Permit or rehabilitation. This legislation will come into effect within 180 days (before the end of 2018). Read More…
WINNIPEG — The carbon tax announced March 12 in Manitoba’s provincial budget will substantially increase operating costs for our province’s lodges and outfitters, unless the government agrees to exempt the industry like it’s doing for others. Read More…
We would like to advise our members and friends that the MLOA office at 1020 Lorimer Blvd in Winnipeg will be closing on Jan. 31. We will be running a “virtual office” for a while before transitioning to a new office space later this year. Read More…
Canada’s national hotel industry released a study this fall that found nearly 80% of the revenue generated by Airbnb in Canada comes from properties with no long-term residents. The Hotel Association of Canada said the study demonstrates what has increasingly been suggested anecdotally: that the concept of true “home-sharing” is no longer what Airbnb and similar rental sites are all about. Read More…
Members of the Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association (MLOA) will be participating in a one-day strike on Saturday, July 29, 2017, by refusing to sell items such as angling licenses and park passes on behalf of the province, to protest the growing regulatory disparities between licensed and unlicensed accommodation providers. Read More…
A few recent changes have been made to Manitoba’s Aquatic Invasive Species regulations. Read More…
Anglers and hunters give back in a big way
For immediate release – May 4, 2017
Winnipeg – A $30,000 donation from hunters, anglers and outfitters will help support the enforcement of sustainable hunting and fishing practices in Manitoba, as well as investing in youth and community-based programming.
The loss of the GST rebate on tour packages sold to non-residents of Canada will affect the clients of many Manitoba lodges and hunting outfitters.
When Canada’s federal government announced its latest budget March 22, it was revealed they would repeal an existing GST rebate that applied to accommodations sold to foreign residents as part of a tour package. Read More…