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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Wyatt Murray of Stratford Ontario
A Savage 555 20 gauge Over-Under Shotgun.
Supplied by Clinton Sporting Goods
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
Please respect the privacy of the
eagles and the perimeter around
the nest site during the posted
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