Five people in the Swan River area have been arrested and charged for night hunting.
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship received a tip about the act and began a patrol on October 21 along PTH 77 near the community of Barrows.
Officers spotted a vehicle at around 11 p.m. driving slowly and shining a spotlight onto a field. The vehicle was stopped and three people were arrested.
Seized were a truck, a rifle, ammunition, corded spotlight and field dressing tools.
At around 1:45 a.m. the following morning, officers spotted another vehicle on the same highway shining a light onto a private field. Two people were arrested and officers also seized the vehicle, a rifle, ammunition, flashlight and a spotlight.
All five people were released on promises to appear and face a variety of charges.
Hunting on private land without permission and night-light hunting are illegal in Manitoba.