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.
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
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: CLOSED
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 -> CLOSED
Cottontail and European Hare -> CLOSED
Hunting with Falconry Birds -> CLOSED
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