Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area

Working in harmony with nature.

 Welcome to Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area

Hullett Marsh is located along the South Maitland River, and along the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways. It is a no-fee, multi-use, multi-season facility, known best for its waterfowl and pheasant hunting. Opportunities for wild game hunting (with Sunday Gun Hunting), hiking, horseback riding, birding, canoeing and various other activities can be found at Hullett Marsh!

In the 1970's and early 1980's, Ducks Unlimited Canada, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, developed the man-made marsh. Today the marsh is partnered with OMNRF, Ducks Unlimited Canada and a not-for-profit organization known as Friends of Hullett. FOH deals with the day-to-day operation of Hullett Marsh.  FOH consists of a board of directors, two staff, and many volunteers and members.

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Hunting Seasons

Hullett Marsh is located in Wildlife Management Unit 85B. ALWAYS read and understand provincial, federal, and HPWA rules and regulations before hunting at Hullett Marsh. Hullett supports Sunday hunting which may affect open season dates.

All users of the marsh MUST abide by Federal, Provincial and Hullett rules, act responsibly, ethically and be considerate of fellow users, the property, and neighboring land. Please check the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary and Federal Migratory Bird Regulations for more information and bag limits.

White-tail Deer:
Bows Only, no dogs:

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021

November 8, 2021 - November 28, 2021

December 6, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Controlled Shotgun:  (WMU 85B)

November 1, 2021 - November 7, 2021

November 29, 2021 - December 5, 2021


Wild Turkey:

Spring Season: 

April 25, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Fall Season Bow: 

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Fall Season Firearm: 

October 12, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Migratory Birds:

Waterfowl other than Canada & Cackling Goose: 

September 26, 2020 - January 9, 2021                                                                        

Canada and Cackling Goose Early Season: 

September 10, 2020 - September 20, 2020                                                                 

Canada and Cackling Goose Regular Season: 

September 26, 2020 - December 30, 2020                                                                


September 25, 2020 - December 20, 2020

Mourning Dove: 

September 1, 2020 - November 30, 2020         


Hullett does NOT have a late goose season, as we have Sunday gun hunting

Small Game:


September 25, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Gray (Black) Squirrel: 

September 25, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Cottontail and European Hare: 

September 25, 2021 - February 28, 2022

Hunting with Falconry Birds: 

September 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022

Licensed Furbearing mammal trapping does occur in the marsh. Please stay on the trail and maintain control of your dogs and children. Only those with FOH and MNRF approval may trap in the marsh.

View the HPWA map at anytime by clicking the FOH Logo (left) icon, view our public custom Google Map by clicking the Maps icon (middle), or view our User Guide using the book icon (right) in the web page header. 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Please follow current provincial COVID-19 safety guidelines. All interior roads at the Hullett PWA are open to vehicle travel, except for Front Rd. due to needed road and parking lot repairs for public safety.

Quick Links.

The Weather Network

We would like to remind everyone that our office will remain closed to visitors until further notice for staff and visitor safety.

We would like to let all Hullett PWA users know that Burns Line, Sanctuary Line and Conservation Road are now open to vehicle travel. 

Front Road will remain closed until road and parking lot repairs are completed for public safety. 

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment  please feel free to email or call us at or 519-482-7011. Email is preferred as we are not always in the office to receive your calls.

Hullett User Tip Sheets


2020 Pheasant Challenge ticket sales ended Dec. 31 2020 at 11:59 pm. The draw was held January 20 2021.

Thank you everyone for a record year in sales ensuring a public release of pheasants for the 2021 season!

 You can pre-purchase 2021tickets above through PayPal with a 3 ticket minimum. Tickets will be mailed to you in the summer of 2021

Pheasant Challenge Tickets

Friends of Hullett staff have created some tip sheets to help users better understand the rules and regulations and also to help answer some common questions so that you can be safe and enjoy your hunting and hiking experiences at Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area.

Check out the tip sheets below!

Hunting at Hullett

Hiking at Hullett


Thank you to everyone who submitted wonderful photos for our 2021 photo contest. We received over 100 amazing photo entries!

Check out all the photos and vote for your favorite by clicking here!

2020 Pheasant Challenge Winners!

Thank you to everyone who purchased 2020 pheasant challenge tickets, we had a record year of sales with 690 tickets sold! Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place: Danielle Nadeau- Savage O/U Shotgun donated by Clinton Sporting Goods

2nd Place: Cor Van Gaalen-  2000W Inverter Generator donated by Ideal Supply

Vanessa Palmer Award

FOH is now accepting applications for the Vanessa Palmer Award.

To apply, students are asked to submit a letter explaining their environmental achievements and/or contributions. The successful applicant will be presented with a $200.00 cheque from FOH at our Annual General Meeting. If you are interested in applying for the Vanessa Palmer Award, please submit your letter to FOH staff via email ( Applicants must submit their letters by April 16, 2021.

Click the link below for more information!

Vanessa Palmer Award