Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area

Working in harmony with nature.





 4 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Early Bird and Photo Contest draw results are now available. . . . . The Bald Eagle Buffer is now in affect around the Sanctuary Line Area. . . . . Horse Access in Zone A is PROHIBITED until May 1, 2018. . . . . Road and Parking lot Closures: Sanctuary Line, Conservation Road, Front Road, and Burns Line. 

HULLETT MAP

 Welcome to Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area

The Hullett Marsh is located along the South Maitland River, and along the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways. It is a multi-use, multi-season facility, known best for its waterfowl and pheasant hunting. Opportunities for wild game hunting is also found here (with Sunday hunting), as well as trails for hiking and horseback riding, and routes for canoeing.


In the 1970's and early 1980's, Ducks Unlimited, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, developed the man-made marsh. Today the marsh is run by a non-profit organization known as Friends of Hullett. FOH consists of a board of directors, two staff, and many volunteers and members.

Many thanks goes out to everyone who purchased a Pheasant Challenge ticket for 2017. These tickets help to offset the costs of the annual FOH pheasant release. This year $3900 was raised, a increase of $740 compared to 2016. 



Congratulations goes to the two lucky winners:


What's Happening Right Now

Pheasant Challenge

Since the mid-2017, FOH has been working tirelessly to wrangle its Bluebird Box program. Originally created with volunteer caretakers in mind, the Bluebird program had lost it's fire. Boxes in poor habitat, lost boxes, boxes to difficult to service and all of this lead to little rewards. With the help of dedicated volunteers, FOH has been about to turn over 250 boxes into a more manageable 130. Over 100 boxes were removed with many being reused in better environments. Hours of data collection, post pounding, box repairs and data management have gone in to remaking this program. But there is still a lot of work to do. More boxes still need to be placed and posts still need pounding. If you wish to help FOH with monitoring, cleaning, maintaining, or building muscle with post jacking/pounding then please contact Friends of Hullett at fohoffice@tcc.on.ca or call us at 519-482-7011. We will work around your schedule.

Eastern Bluebird Boxes & Posts

Charity Dinner & Auction

On Sunday, May 6, FOH Bluewater Golf Course with by hosting the Friends of Hullett Charity Dinner & Auction.

This is the 5th year this important event has been held and FOH plans to make it just as good as the ones in the past. This exclusive event involves silent and live auctions, a gourmet meal, wine/beer tasting and loads of fun.
Tickets cost $100 and include your annual FOH membership, wine/beer tasting, gourmet meal, and of course a good time. Tickets can be purchased from FOH staff by cheque, cash, e-transfers, debit (office only), or credit card (office or over the phone). Only 85 seats are available for the event with tickets already selling.



The 3 Early Bird Winners have been drawn.

Congratulations to:

Glenn Carey - $50 gift certificate to the Albion Hotel

&
Bruce Wilbee and Jeff Stewart - 2 OFAH adult annual memberships






LOOKING FOR ITEM DONATIONS

FOH is looking to its friends, members, and local businesses for donations for the auctions. Art, hunting apparel, training courses, merchandise, and gift certificates are just some of the accepted items that can be donated to this event. All donors will be acknowledged on our website, Facebook page, and at the event. You will also receive a charitable tax receipt.


Email fohoffice@tcc.on.ca if you would like to donate an item, or purchase a ticket, to this fantastic fundraiser.


If you are interested in attending or supporting the event please contact Friends of Hullett at 519-482-7011 or by email fohoffice@tcc.on.ca. 

Current Open Seasons

ALWAYS read and understand provincial, federal, and HPWA rules and regulations before hunting at Hullett Marsh. All users of the marsh MUST abide by the rules, act responsibly, ethically and be considerate of fellow users, the property, and neighboring land. REMEMBER: Hullett supports Sunday hunting which may affect open season dates and bag limits. Also, the 2018-2019 Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary is expected to be available in April.

White-tail Deer (B-Zone ONLY when migratory birds hunting is active):
Bow Only, no dogs -> CLOSED




Wild Turkey: April 25, 2018 - May 31, 2018 




Migratory Birds:

Waterfowl other than Canada and Cackling Goose -> CLOSED
American Black Duck -> CLOSED
Canada and Cackling Goose -> CLOSED 
Woodcock -> CLOSED


Small Game (B-Zone ONLY when migratory birds hunting is active):Pheasant and Gray/Fox Squirrel -> CLOSEDCottontail and European Hare -> CLOSED

Hunting with Falconry Birds -> Sep 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018


Licensed Furbearing mammal trapping has begun 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.

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Wyatt Murray of Stratford Ontario

A Savage 555 20 gauge Over-Under Shotgun.

Supplied by Clinton Sporting Goods

AND

Devin Tabor of Clinton Ontario

A Generac 2000-watt Portable Generator

Donated by Ideal Supply

Bald Eagle Buffer Zone In Effect

FOH established a 400-metre buffer zone in the fall of 2013 to protect our resident eagle nest

from human disturbance.

Our resident female is banded and

now over 10 years old. 8 Eaglets

have fledged since the spring of

2013.


Please respect the privacy of the

eagles and the perimeter around

the nest site during the posted

time period.


This buffer is active from

February 1st to June 15th

View the HPWA map at anytime by clicking the






icon on any page.

2018 OSDCA Dog & Horse Trial

It has been a while, but the OSDCA Bird Dog Trials are returning to Hullett Marsh. These events train and test pointer and retriever dog breeds from all over North America in tracking, flushing, pointing, and retrieving. Winning dogs are highly sought after for breeding stock and thus these events are very important.


These events are

taking place from

April 24, to May 6


Visitors are encouraged

to watch the dogs

perform but should talk

to the organizers to find

out where to view the

trials without interfering

or distracting the dogs and handlers.


Photo by Kelly, Al, and Pheebe . AKA: The Bayfield Bunch

2018 Photo Contest Winners

The results are in and the winners have been selected. 65 Photos were submitted to the 2nd annual Photo Contest with photos from hunting to snowshoeing to bouncing dogs.


1st Place Winner receives a FREE Hullett Membership AND their winning photo in a special location in the next User Guide


2nd-7th Place Winners receive their winning photos on the cover of the next User Guide.

1st Place Winner: Wayne & Nancy Denham

2nd Place Winner: David Stevenson

2nd Place Winner: David Stevenson

4th Place Winner: Lauren VanderWal

5th Place Winner: Pauline McIsaac

6th Place Winner: Paul & Shari Parsons

7th Place Winner: Nancy Colling