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S.M. 2009, c. 38

Bill 217, 3rd Session, 39th Legislature

The Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Heritage Act

(Assented to October 8, 2009)

WHEREAS hunting, fishing and trapping have played important roles in shaping Manitoba's social, cultural and economic heritage;

AND WHEREAS hunters, anglers and trappers have made important contributions to the understanding, conservation, restoration and management of Manitoba's fish and wildlife resources;

AND WHEREAS the best traditions of hunting, fishing and trapping should be valued by future generations;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Right to hunt, fish and trap


A person has a right to hunt, fish and trap in accordance with the law.



The reference to the law in subsection (1) includes The Wildlife Act, the Fisheries Act (Canada), the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (Canada) and the regulations made under those Acts.

Aboriginal rights protected


This Act is not to be interpreted so as to abrogate or derogate from the aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada that are recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

C.C.S.M. reference


This Act may be referred to as chapter H185 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.