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, 2019 - November 3, 2019

                                          November 11, 2019 - December 1, 2019

                                          December 9, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Controlled Shotgun: November 4, 2019 - November 10, 2019

       (WMU 85B)            December 2, 2019 - December 8, 2019


Wild Turkey:

Spring Season: April 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Fall Season Bow: October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019

Fall Season Firearm: October 15, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Migratory Birds:

Waterfowl other than Canada & Cackling Goose: September 28, 2019 -                                                                                                          January 11, 2020

Canada and Cackling Goose Early Season: September 5, 2019 -                                                                                                            September 15, 2019    

Canada and Cackling Goose Regular Season: September 28, 2019 -                                                                                                          December 31, 2019

Woodcock: September 25, 2019 - December 20, 2019

Mourning Dove: September 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Small Game:

Pheasant: September 25, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Gray (Black) Squirrel: September 25, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Cottontail and European Hare: September 25, 2019 - February 29, 2020

Hunting with Falconry Birds: September 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

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.

Bald Eagle Buffer Zone

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. Twelve 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 FOH Logo (left)

icon found in the web pages header. Or view our public custom Google Map by clicking the Maps icon (right).

7th Place Winner: Nancy Colling

ANNOUNCEMENT: All interior Hullett Roads are closed for the winter. Parking lots located at 80602 Wildlife Line and 40672 Hydro Line Road receive winter snow removal. 

Quick Links.

2020 Photo Contest

Friends of Hullett want to see your pictures of Hullett Marsh! From nature walks, to scenery photos, to hunting shots, Friends of Hullett wants to see your best!

1st Place: A free Friends of Hullett Membership and your photo on the cover of our next User Guide.

2nd-6th Place: Photos will be showcased on the cover of our next User Guide.

Deadline for submitting photos is March 31, 2020.

For details how to submit, please click here

Congratulations to our 2019 Photo Contest Winners:

1st Place: Jake McClure

2nd-6th:  Conrad Kuiper, David Hamments, Tyler Burlock and Kathy McCaughey

Employment Opportunity

GIS and Wildlife Technician

Friends of Hullett are now accepting applications for the position of GIS and Wildlife Technician. A detailed job posting can be found by following the link below.

GIS and Wildlife Technician Job Posting

If you have any questions, or to apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Scott Austin- Marsh Manager via email at fohmanager@tcc.on.ca as soon as possible.

Please Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Friends of Hullett is an equal opportunity employer

The Weather Network

FOH Annual Fundraising Dinner

Friends of Hullett would like to announce our 7th Annual Spring Fundraiser Dinner and Auction. This event will be held at Bluewater Golf Course in Bayfield on Saturday, April 18th, 2020The evening includes dinner prepared by Chef Devon Tabor (Bon Vivant Catering), silent and live auction, door prizes and much more!

If you are interested in attending this event, contact Friends of Hullett staff by email at fohoffice@tcc.on.ca or by phone at 519-482-7011. Tickets can be purchased through the PayPal button below, E-Transfer, Debit/Credit Card, Cash or Cheque.

In addition to the purchase of the ticket, you will receive a $50 charitable tax receipt and a free FOH membership!


Purchase a table for 4 or 8 and reserve your table. 

Purchase your ticket and receive 15% off on rooms at the Ashwood Inn (located 1.5 km from the Bluewater Golf Course).

Free shuttle service from the Ashwood Inn to and from the event.


If you purchase your tickets before March 6th, 2020, you will be entered into a draw to win one of three prizes:

$50.00 gift certificate to Clinton Sporting Goods

$50.00 gift certificate to Maelstrom Winery

$50.00 gift certificate to River Road Brewing and Hops


Friends of Hullett Fundraising Dinner