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, 2019 - November 3, 2019

                                          November 11, 2019 - December 1, 2019

                                          December 9, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Controlled Shotgun: November 4, 2019 - November 10, 2019

       (WMU 85B)            December 2, 2019 - December 8, 2019


Wild Turkey:

Spring Season: April 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Fall Season Bow: October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019

Fall Season Firearm: October 15, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Migratory Birds:

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

Woodcock: September 25, 2019 - December 20, 2019

Mourning Dove: September 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Small Game:

Pheasant: September 25, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Gray (Black) Squirrel: September 25, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Cottontail and European Hare: September 25, 2019 - February 29, 2020

Hunting with Falconry Birds: September 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

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

View the HPWA map at anytime by clicking the FOH Logo (left)

icon found in the web pages header. Or view our public custom Google Map by clicking the Maps icon (right).

7th Place Winner: Nancy Colling

ANNOUNCEMENT: All interior Hullett Roads will remain closed for the time being until drier conditions arise. We thank you for you cooperation at this time and hope to have the roads open soon. 

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2020 Photo Contest

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

Congratulations to our 2019 Photo Contest Winners:

1st Place: Jake McClure

2nd-6th:  Conrad Kuiper, David Hamments, Tyler Burlock and Kathy McCaughey

Spring Waterfowl Migration

Spring is in the air and so are the birds!

Come out and experience the spring migration and watch as the many species of waterfowl return to the marsh for their breeding season. The Canada Geese are already here and the Tundra Swans are right on their heels. We have two viewing stands that allow for amazing viewing and photo opportunities. The stands can be found at #40677 and #40905 Summerhill Road. Don't miss out on this amazing natural event! Make sure to wear your boots, as there may be some flooding.


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FOH Annual Fundraising Dinner


Hello Ticket Holders,
The event has been cancelled as most of you know due to COVID-19.
A sincere thank you from the FOH Board of Directors and staff for your support of the 7th Annual Friends of Hullett Charity Dinner and Auction. 2021 will certainly be a better year!

FOH will be issuing $100 refunds this week for each ticket purchased.
Some of you have purchased multiple tickets (2-8). The ticket purchaser will receive a full refund.
               • INTERAC email money transfer (EMT) is our preferred method to get the money in your bank                              account fast.
               • We have a limited supply of cheques that can be mailed to you if you cannot accept an EMT.
What you need to do for an EMT:
               • Simply reply to this email using your appropriate email address.
               • We will send the refund and security question/answer in a separate email if required.
To receive a cheque:
               • Please email the cheque request and send your mailing address.
               • We have our fingers crossed that Canada Post will keep operating?
               • We trust you will destroy the $50 charitable income tax receipts included with each ticket under CRA                       rules.
               • We will keep you on our membership list so that you continue to receive our mailings.
               • Some of you have donated items toward the event. We will hold over the items until 2021 unless you                      would like them back.

$50.00 gift certificate to Clinton Sporting Goods- Rob of Hensall

$50.00 gift certificate to Maelstrom Winery- Gabriela of Seaforth

$50.00 gift certificate to River Road Brewing and Hops- Josh of Sarnia


While our office is closed to the public to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Hullett Marsh remains open. We encourage you to take breaks outside for not only your physical health but your mental health. Please remember to practice social distancing - we are all in this together!