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.
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.
Bows Only, no dogs:
October 1, 2020 - November 1, 2020
November 9, 2020 - November 29, 2020
December 7, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Controlled Shotgun: (WMU 85B)
November 2, 2020 - November 8, 2020
November 30, 2020 - December 6, 2020
April 25, 2021 - May 31, 2021
Fall Season Bow:
October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Fall Season Firearm:
October 13, 2020 - October 25, 2020
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
September 25, 2019 - December 20, 2019
September 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019
September 25, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Gray (Black) Squirrel:
September 25, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Cottontail and European Hare:
September 25, 2020 - February 29, 2021
Hunting with Falconry Birds:
September 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021
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
7th Place Winner: Nancy Colling
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
Here is a look at our 2020 entries so far!
The deadline for photo submissions has passed.
Thank you to all who submitted your entries! The deadline to cast your vote has passed.
Stay tuned to the website and we will post the winners soon. Thanks to all who voted!
2020 Photo Entries
Congratulations to our 2019 Photo Contest Winners
1st Place: Jake McClure
2nd-6th: Conrad Kuiper, David Hamments, Tyler Burlock and Kathy McCaughey
Hello Members and Friends,
We are taking a cautious step forward amid the declining COVID-19 crisis and opening up the HPWA to all public use after a 5 week closure. We trust that users will be responsible in their activities as outlined below in our public opening statement. The decision can be reversed by a change in the health crisis or non-compliant behavior of property users.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
"The Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area (HPWA) will be re-opening at 5 am on Saturday, May 9, 2020.
It is very important for property users to practice and obey all provincial social distancing standards. This will be enforced by Conservation Officers and the OPP.
Outdoor washrooms (privies) and viewing stands will remain closed and off-limits for use for the time being.
Friends of Hullett (FOH) advise you to be responsible in your activities such as avoiding access parking lots with many vehicles. FOH will re-evaluate the responsible use of the property moving forward."
Every year, FOH recognizes a passionate student who is moving on to pursue post-secondary education in the environmental field. Students are asked to submit a letter, outlining their contributions and/or achievements in the environmental field, as well as a letter of reference to validate these achievements. We would like to thank all those students who submitted a letter this year.
This year, we have the honour of awarding 2 students with this award, both of whom have shown exceptional knowledge and passion for the environment. The FOH would like to congratulate our two recipients:
As part of being a recipient of the Vanessa Palmer Award, each student will receive a Certificate of Recognition, plus $200.00 to go towards their education. These recipients will receive their award via mail this year, as unfortunately the AGM has been cancelled due to continuing concerns surrounding COVID-19. Names of each recipient will be added to our Vanessa Palmer Award plaque.
Friends of Hullett are currently accepting resumes and cover letters for two positions. These two positions are the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor and Event Coordinator. Both positions are 8-week contracts. If you love the marsh and have always wanted to work in this amazing natural space this could be your opportunity. Please click on the job titles to see the full job description and for details on how to apply.
Best of luck to those who apply and we look forward to getting the chance to work with bright, passionate individuals.