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 not-for-profit organization known as Friends of Hullett. FOH consists of a board of directors, two staff, and many volunteers and members.
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 are 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 into revamping 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 want to help FOH with monitoring, cleaning, maintaining, or building muscle with post jacking/pounding then please contact Friends of Hullett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 519-482-7011. We will work around your schedule.
Eastern Bluebird Boxes & Posts
Hullett Marsh is apart of Wildlife Management Unit 85B. 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. Hullett supports Sunday hunting which may affect open season dates and bag limits. Please check the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary 2018-2019 and Federal Migratory Bird Regulations for more information and bag limits.
White-tail Deer (B-Zone ONLY when migratory birds hunting is active):
Bow Only, no dogs -> Oct. 1-Nov. 14, Nov. 12- Dec. 2 and Dec. 10- Dec. 31
Controlled Shotgun-> Nov. 4-Nov. 11 and Dec. 3- Dec. 9
Wild Turkey (B-Zone ONLY when migratory bird hunting is active):
Fall Season Bow: Oct. 1-Oct. 31
Fall Season Firearm: Oct. 9- Oct. 21
Waterfowl other than Canada and Cackling Goose -> Sept. 22- Jan. 5/19
Canada and Cackling Goose -> Sept. 6- Sept 16 and Sept 22- Dec. 26
Woodcock -> Sept. 25-Dec. 20
Mourning Dove -> Sept. 1- Nov. 30
Small Game (B-Zone ONLY when migratory birds hunting is active): Pheasant -> Sept. 25- Dec. 31
Gray (Black) Squirrel -> Sept. 25- Dec. 31
Cottontail and European Hare -> Sept 25- Feb. 28/19
Hunting with Falconry Birds -> Sept. 1- Mar. 31/19
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.
Bald Eagle Buffer Zone Lifted
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. Eight 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
7th Place Winner: Nancy Colling
Pheasant Challenge and Release
You can now purchase your pheasant challenge tickets. $10 per ticket gets you a chance to win a 2,000 Watt Generator or a brand new Savage 555 Over/Under 20 ga. shotgun! Ticket can be purchased by chance at the Hullett Marsh Office, Clinton's Sporting Goods or at the following Ideal Supply stores: Goderich, Wingham, St. Marys, Exeter, Stratford & Mitchell locations. Do not wait to purchase these tickets as they sell fast! You will also be supporting the Pheasant Release where Hullett Marsh releases 1,000 pheasants into the Marsh for all hunters. Please refer to our Rules and Regulations page on hunting regulations for this release.
Youth Pheasant Hunt
The Youth Pheasant Hunt is not operated by the Friends of Hullett, however Hullett Marsh is the host property. In 2018, the Youth Pheasant Hunt is November 17th. For more information on how to participate or general inquires, please visit the Huron-Perth Youth Pheasant Hunt website: