Winnipeg, MB (CKLQ) - The Manitoba government has introduced legislation to ban hunting with spotlights at night.
The bill would ban the practice in southern Manitoba, except for Indigenous people who are granted a permit.
They will only be able to hunt in a specific area.
It also bans hunting at night in northern Manitoba, but Indigenous people with treaty rights are exempt and would not need a permit.
Spotlight hunting involves the use of bright lights to help hunters see moose, deer and other animals.
Premier Brian Pallister promised to ban what he called an "inhumane practice" in a speech to party faithful last week and said last year the issue was becoming a race war with some Indigenous hunters.