Hunting Season in Sunrise Corner 2017

It’s hunting season, and Sunrise Corner is ready for you!

Our Seasons:

White Tailed Deer
Archery: Ends Nov. 12
Youth Muzzleloader: Ends Nov. 12
Muzzleloader: Ends Nov. 12
General (Rifle): November 13-26

Bear hunting ended November 1!

Wolf: Ends March 31

Coyote: Ends Feb. 28

Grouse: Ends Jan. 1
Gray Partridge: Ends Jan. 1

Ducks, Coots, Snipe: Ends Nov. 30
Woodcock: Ends Nov. 30
Dark & White Geese: Ends Nov. 30
Sandhill Crane: Ends Nov. 30

Places to Stay:

The Vintage Lodge– Woodridge

Vita Hotel– Vita

Pine View Campground (year round)- Woodridge

KC’s Outfitting– Sundown

Sprague River Inn– Sprague

South Junction Co-op– South Junction

Get your licences HERE:

Co-op- South Junction

St. Anne’s Co-op- Vita

Vintage Corner Store- Woodridge

Vassar Corner Store

More Information:

Please reference the 2017 Hunting Guide for this year’s regulations, licensing and zone information: 2017 Hunting Guide

Special hunting land leases are available within Sunrise Corner. Please contact the RM of Piney of for more information: http://rmofpiney.mb.ca/rm-land-available/

The Manitoba Wildlife Federation has a local club that operates out of the Vita area. Click for more information about the Vita & District Wildlife Club

To be eligible for a Manitoba hunting licence you must be 12 years of age or older, and possess a valid Manitoba Hunter Education Certificate.  For general hunting information, regulations and licensing go to www.manitoba.ca/conservation

Some tips:

  • Please respect private property and ‘No Hunting’ signage
  • Sunrise Corner is home to farms and others who enjoy nature. Watch for horseback riders, stray livestock, and hikers.
  • Stay safe by wearing orange

How To Geocache 101

Are you excited for the geocache contest, but don’t know how to start? Read on and get the run-down on this exciting activity.

In a nutshell: Geocaching is a treasure hunting game for people of all ages and skill levels. Participants look for hidden ‘caches’, or containers, using GPS coordinates. Geocaching is a worldwide game so caches could be hidden literally anywhere.

How to play: Geocaching is a large community, so you are best off going straight to geocaching.com and perusing their website. You’ll have access to a map, informational videos, and the official app that you can use to geocache.

The app is really user friendly, kind of like GoogleMaps. It’s free to use on the easy level, and you can search for geocaches according to your location. Once you click ‘start’ on a geocache, the compass will take you right there. There are also notes on what to expect, amenities and potential hazards. But you don’t have to use the app. GPS coordinates are available on the website for every cache listed. You can simply type them into your GPS or smartphone maps app.

Caches come in all shapes and sizes. The first cache I found was the size of my pinkie finger, magnetized to the back of a road sign! So this is a game for the observant eye.

When you’ve found a cache, there will be a paper log inside it for you to sign. You can sign this log and/or sign it electronically via the app! It is literally just a click of a button away. The goal for many geocachers is to get as many logged finds as possible – making it competitive.

Sometimes there are trinkets inside the caches or trackables (a trinket with a GPS trackable code linked to it). A general rule of thumb for geocachers is to leave behind something of equal value to what you took. If you take a trackable, you are responsible to pass it on to another cache. This is a fun way for geocachers to see how far their community spreads!

What makes Sunrise Corner’s geocache challenge different? There are 13 caches in the contest, but only 12 are listed on geocaching.com See our  downloadable poster for coordinates. Each cache is attached to a larger monument that is themed to its location, making them easy to find. It’s perfect for family. There are also trinkets in the cache, but these are for you to take – they don’t need replacing. The contest starts September 1, 2017 – but you can start geocache any time you want!

Troubleshooters:

The cache is damaged, wet or missing.

A. Contact the owner of the cache! There will always be contact information online or in the log.

B. Check your coordinates if it appears to be missing. The coordinates will sometimes only take you within a couple feet of the cache. If you don’t look around, you may never find a small cache.

C. If you’re a serious geocacher, you’ll probably have extra logs, pens and paper along with you to replenish an empty cache. It’s very appreciated when you do.

What if I’m not connected to the internet when I’m geocaching?

A. Geocaching.com’s app is quite functional out of service if you start geocaching in service. Of course, you’ll need to make sure you have data on your smartphone.

B. Invest in a GPS unit and enter the coordinates in manually.

How do I win the contest?

A. Sunrise Corner will give away a backpack to the first 100 people to find all 13 caches. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself and the monument and send all 13 to info@sunrisecornermb.ca (preferably all at once).

B. To enter the draw for the grand prize, post a picture of you and a monument on social media with our hashtag #sunrisegeocache. The draw will make place November 1, 2017

For more information about geocaching, watch this helpful video!

 

The 2017 Geocache Challenge & Contest

Friday, September 1 marks the start of Sunrise Corner’s Geocache Challenge & Contest!

Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where participants use GPS coordinates to search for a hidden cache (sealed container containing a logbook and sometimes trinkets!)

Sunrise Corner has installed 13 permanent themed monuments around the RMs of Piney and Stuartburn for geocachers to find. Each monument has unique significance to the attraction or site that it’s located. Geocaching for these monuments is a great way for anybody to get out and explore the area!

The contest is simple:

Find all 13 monuments and receive a prize! Take a picture with the monument and post it on social media using our hashtag: #sunrisegeocache and be entered to win a grand prize!  

download the contest poster for the geocache coordinates and more details on how to win.

You can use a regular Maps app to enter the coordinates and find the caches, or you can use the official Geocaching app available through the official webpage: geocaching.com 12 of the monuments will be listed through this website. Find them under SunriseCornerTourism!