A person with a permanent disability who is unable to walk more than 50 metres due to the nature of the disability, or to inordinate pain, harm to health or risk to safety caused by the disability, may be eligible for a permit. This will authorize the use of a vehicle in a GHA in which such vehicle use connected with big game hunting is normally restricted or prohibited.
A permit holder must hunt within 50 metres of the vehicle and may not travel more than three kilometres off a designated route except to retrieve an animal.
A permit holder who is paraplegic or otherwise permanently confined to a wheelchair may also be authorized to discharge a firearm from a vehicle.
A person with a permanent upper limb impairment may be eligible for a crossbow permit. This will authorize the use of a crossbow or a mechanical device capable of holding a bow at full draw for use in all archery seasons.
Application forms may be obtained from any Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship regional or district office or the Wildlife Branch. A medical doctor must certify the permanent disability meets the criteria.
Applications should be submitted well in advance of the time the applicant intends to hunt.
Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for processing your application.
A Disabled Hunter Permit or Crossbow Permit is valid for the five year period following the date of issue. They are renewed upon written request to the Director of Wildlife Branch.