Province introduces proposed legislation to ban spotlight hunting

16.05.2018 14:26
By: Matthew Higgs

The bill would ban the practice in southern Manitoba, except for Indigenous people with a permit


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.