Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area

Working in harmony with nature.

 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, 2021 - October 31, 2021

November 8, 2021 - November 28, 2021

December 6, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Controlled Shotgun:  (WMU 85B)

November 1, 2021 - November 7, 2021

November 29, 2021 - December 5, 2021


Wild Turkey:

Spring Season: 

April 25, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Fall Season Bow: 

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Fall Season Firearm: 

October 12, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Migratory Birds:

Waterfowl other than Canada & Cackling Goose: 

September 25, 2021 - January 8, 2022                                                                        

Canada and Cackling Goose Early Season: 

September 9, 2021 - September 19, 2021                                                                 

Canada and Cackling Goose Regular Season: 

September 25, 2021 - December 29, 2021                                                                


September 25, 2021 - December 20, 2021

Mourning Dove: 

September 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021         


Hullett does NOT have a late goose season, as we have Sunday gun hunting

Small Game:


September 25, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Gray (Black) Squirrel: 

September 25, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Cottontail and European Hare: 

September 25, 2021 - February 28, 2022

Hunting with Falconry Birds: 

September 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022

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.

View the HPWA map at anytime by clicking the FOH Logo (left) icon, view our public custom Google Map by clicking the Maps icon (middle), or view our User Guide using the book icon (right) in the web page header. 

ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are a new User to Hullett please read the User Guide regulations! Please follow current provincial COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Quick Links.

The Weather Network

Logging activities will be occuring at Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area between

Jan. 11  and March 31, 2022. Click here for a map outlining the logging areas in red.

Reminder: Interior roads at Hullett Marsh DO NOT receive winter maintenance.

After significant snowfall and when time permits parking lots 40672 Hydro Line Rd. and 80602 Wildlife Line will recieve snow removal by FOH staff. 

We would like to remind everyone that our office will remain closed to visitors until further notice for staff and visitor safety.

We would like to let all Hullett PWA users know that firearm discharge and hunting is permitted at Hullett 365 days per year. For safety it is very advisable to wear high visibilty clothing. 

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to visit the office, please feel free to call us at 519-482-7011 or email us at

Hullett User Tip Sheets


2021 Pheasant Challenge tickets are now


If you would like, you can

pre-purchase tickets for the

2022 Pheasant Challenge

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased above through PayPal with a 3 ticket minimum and mailed out to you.

(No PayPal account is required)

Tickets can also be purchased via

E-Transfer to 

(if sending e-transfer, please send us a separate email with your phone number and mailing address so that we can mail your tickets to you!)

 The draw for the 2021 Pheasant Challenge will be held January 26, 2022.

Thank you everyone for record sales last year ensuring a public release of pheasants for the 2022 season!

Let's keep it up this year!

Pheasant Challenge Tickets

Friends of Hullett staff have created some tip sheets to help users better understand the rules and regulations and also to help answer some common questions so that you can be safe and enjoy your hunting and hiking experiences at Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area.

Check out the tip sheets below!

Hunting at Hullett

Hiking at Hullett

Click here for a PDF map of Hullett

Click here for a PDF map of the Agricultural Fields in Hullett Marsh

Click here for a PDF of 2021 Water Levels

Community Champion Spotlight

In honour of Earth Day on April 22, Hullett Marsh has collaborated with Excalibur Insurance, to chat about the birds and the bees – and all of the other wildlife that can be found at the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area!

A big thank-you to Excalibur Insurance for taking the time to chat with us and also for their very generous $1000 donation to Friends of Hullett.

To watch the full interview, click here:

To learn more about Excalibur Insurance visit their website:

Follow Excalibur Insurance on Facebook: 

Follow Excalibur Insurance on Instagram:

Birding List and Geocaching

Two popular activities at Hullett Marsh include bird watching and geocaching. Below you will find the links to our Birding Checklist and the Geocaching Coordinates:

Birding Checklist

Geocaching Coordinates

2022 Photo Contest

Send us your Hullett photos to help us spice up our social media! You could also win a free membership AND have your photo featured on our next User Guide!

Send photos to

Vanessa Palmer Award

FOH is now accepting applications for the Vanessa Palmer Award.

To apply, students are asked to submit a letter explaining their environmental achievements and/or contributions. The successful applicant will be presented with a $200.00 cheque from FOH at our AGM.

If you are interested in applying for the Vanessa Palmer Award, please submit your letter to FOH staff via email (

Applicants must submit their letters by April 15, 2022.

For more information about the Vanessa Palmer Award and how to apply, click here!