Wildlife Damage Compensation for Crop Damage

Wildlife Damage Compensation
for Crop Damage


  • This program compensates Manitoba agricultural producers for damage caused by migratory waterfowl and big game.


  • Producers do not have to participate in the AgriInsurance program to be eligible.
  • This program covers damage caused by:
    • Deer
    • Elk
    • Moose
    • Bear
    • Wood Bison
    • Ducks
    • Geese
    • Sandhill Cranes
  • Eligible crops include:
    • Wheat
    • Barley
    • Oats
    • Rye
    • Mixed Grain
    • Buckwheat
    • Triticale
    • Hemp Grain
    • Flax
    • Canaryseed
    • Greenfeed
    • Timothy
    • Tame Grasses
    • Tame Millet
    • Sweet Clover
    • Alfalfa-Grass
    • Red Clover
    • Alfalfa
    • Extended Grazing
    • Soybeans
    • Field Peas
    • Lentils
    • Legumes
    • Dry Edible Beans
    • Fababeans
    • Canola
    • Rapeseed
    • Mustard
    • Potatoes
    • Corn
    • Sunflowers
    • Strawberries
    • Lettuce
    • Carrots
    • Parsnips
    • Rutabagas
    • Cooking Onions
    • Other Vegetables
  • The producer must contact MASC within three days of the occurrence of the loss.

Eligibility (cont'd)

  • Baled hay must be gathered from the field and placed in an eligible storage site, unless the bales are intentionally left for winter grazing. If bales cannot be gathered due to wet field conditions, they remain eligible for wildlife damage compensation.
  • Eligible honey products include beehives and related equipment, honeybees, brood, and honey.
  • Eligible leafcutter products include leafcutter bee field shelters and their contents (nesting materials, equipment, eggs, and larvae). Shelters and related equipment must be in active service.
  • Crops intended or used as a lure crop or intercept feeding are not eligible.
  • Wildlife losses due to poor management or neglect are not covered.


  • The amount of production loss is adjusted for quality based on a field sample.
  • Wildlife compensation is limited to per cent of the value of loss, other than for extended grazing forages.
  • Compensation for extended grazing forages is limited to per cent of the value of loss on swathed or baled crops or forage, and suitable standing annual crops (e.g. corn) that are intended for grazing.
    • Producers must have a grazing plan, and use controls (e.g. fences) to control access.
    • Eligibility ends when livestock have access.
    • The crop must be suitable for livestock feed.
  • For clarity, compensation is NOT provided for:
    • Hay left standing after it could have been harvested
    • Stockpiling or winter grazing of hay fields
    • Pasture
  • Compensation is equal to the amount of lost or damaged production, multiplied by the AgriInsurance dollar value, multiplied by per cent ( per cent for extended grazing forage).
  • Crops with Contract Price Option (CPO) coverage will receive compensation according to the AgriInsurance dollar value, not the CPO blended dollar value.
  • For damage to stored forages, compensation is determined by multiplying the tonnes of destroyed hay by the AgriInsurance dollar value for that type of hay, multiplied by per cent.

Coverage (cont'd)

  • If honeybee and leafcutter bee products are destroyed, the compensation is based on actual losses at established prices, multiplied by per cent.
  • For producers insured with MASC, the crop production that was lost due to wildlife damage is included as production in Individual Productivity Index (IPI) calculations, which prevents your insurance coverage from declining due to wildlife damage.
  • Values for all eligible products are based on AgriInsurance dollar values or values established by MASC in consultation with industry sources.
  • This program compensates for wildlife damage done in the field up to harvest, including any reduced value to the production due to wildlife faeces contamination.
  • Compensation up to per cent of the loss is funded per cent by the Government of Canada, and per cent by the Province of Manitoba.
    • Compensation over per cent of the value of the loss is totally funded by the Province of Manitoba.


  • All losses are based on appraisals done by MASC adjustors.
  • The producer must take all reasonable efforts to prevent the wildlife damage from occurring and to utilize all prevention programs that may be available.
  • Recurring claims for the same damage may be restricted unless permanent prevention measures are implemented.
  • Producers will not be paid twice for the same loss, wildlife damage loss paid under this program will not be paid under MASC AgriInsurance.
  • No payment is made if the claim payment is less than $100.
  • There is no maximum payment amount.


Canadian Agricultural Partnership Manitoba Canada