Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area

Working In Harmony With Nature.

 Welcome to the 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 85BALWAYS 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 Summaryand Federal Migratory Bird Regulations for more information and bag limits.


White-tail Deer:
Bows Only, no dogs:

October 1, 2023 - November 5, 2023

November 13, 2023 - December 3, 2023

December 11, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Controlled Shotgun:(WMU 85B)

November 6, 2023 - November 12, 2023

December 4, 2023 - December 10, 2023

Wild Turkey:

Spring Season:

April 25, 2023 - May 31, 2023

Fall SeasonBow:

October 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023                                

Fall Season Firearm:

October 10, 2023 - October 22, 2023                                

Migratory Birds:

Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks):

September 23, 2023 - January 7, 2024                                                                        

Canada and Cackling Goose Early Season:

September 7, 2023 - September 17, 2023                                

Canada and Cackling Goose Regular Season:

September 23, 2023December 27, 2023                                                                


September 25, 2023 - December 20, 2023

Mourning Dove:

September 1, 2023 - November 30, 2023

Double-crested Cormorant:

September 15, 2023 - December 31, 2023

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

Small Game:


September 25, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Gray (Black) Squirrel:

September 25, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Cottontail and European Hare:

September 25, 2022 - February 29, 2024

Hunting with Falconry Birds:

September 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

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!

Quick Links.



All interior Hulllett PWA roads are now closed for the winter.

These roads are unassumed and receive no winter maintenance.

Parking Lot 40972 on Hydro Line Road and Parking Lot 80602 on Wildlife Line do receive winter maintenance when staff time and resources permit.

We would like to let all Hullett PWA users know that hunting with firearms is permitted at Hullett 365 days per year as per regulations. For safety it is very advisable to wear high visibility clothing.

Hullett User Tip Sheets



Draw was held January 17 2024 at 2 pm.

1st Place: Shotgun

Jeff Scalise of Astorville, ON

2nd Place: Generator

Justin Vanderleest of Milton, ON

2024 Pheasant Challenge tickets will be available for sale later this spring! 

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 in-person at Clinton Sporting Goods

Click here for directions!

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 2023 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:

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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

Ducks Unlimited Interactive Map

We are so excited to be featured in this cool and interactive campaign developed by Ducks Unlimited Ontario. 

Click here to check out the wonderful interactive map/story featuring Hullett Marsh and 16 other Ontario wetlands that you can visit this winter!

Limited Edition 25th Anniversary FOH Hats

Blaze Mesh Back

Blaze Solid Back

Camo Mesh Back

Camo Solid Back

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Friends of Hullett becoming a registered charitable organization. To commemorate this momentous achievement and celebrate all the hard work of past and present staff, volunteers and members of the Board of Directors, FOH has commissioned 4 unique styles of ball caps. These hats can be purchased at the Hullett Office (41378 Hydro Line Road) or via PayPal or EMT (pickup only) for a price of $25 each. Please email staff to arrange pickup or for in-person availability.

Hats are also available at Seaforth Sewing Centre located at 9 Main St S, Seaforth. CASH PURCHASES ONLY.

Available styles include:

Purchase Here:

Hat Style:

Click HERE to view current weather conditions at the marsh!

Vanessa Palmer Award

Interactive Google Map

In honour of Vanessa Palmer, the Friends of Hullett (FOH) have created the Vanessa Palmer Award. The Award was created in 2005 and is awarded to deserving youth on an annual basis.

Vanessa Palmer was born and raised in Southern Ontario. As she matured she developed a passion for the outdoors. In 2002, Vanessa was elected to sit on the FOH Board of Directors. As a director, she was instrumental in developing and creating the bygone Interpretive Centre located at the Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area. In recognition of Vanessa’s outstanding commitment and achievement to environmental awareness and education FOH are proud to present this award annually in her name.

The award will be presented to students exhibiting an awareness of the environment through achievement or contribution. This award is ideally suited for students starting post-secondary education next year in any type of environmental studies.

Candidates are required to submit a letter to the Friends of Hullett by email. This letter must be received by Friday April 12, 2024 stating their environmental achievements and/or contributions. In addition to the letter the student is required to submit one (1) reference contact to validate their achievements and contributions. The successful applicant will be notified shortly afterwards and will receive a certificate and $200 honorarium cheque at the FOH AGM held on Sunday, May 26th 2024 at the Hullett Office Complex.

For more information, students can contact the Friends of Hullett at

To view/print in PDF click HERE 

Canada Summer Jobs

Based on the approval of Canada Summer Jobs funding, Friends of Hullett will once again be looking to fill summer job vacancies. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for any one of these jobs, please email staff at with resume attached. Due to the uncertainty of funding at this time, jobs are subject to change/removal and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Available Jobs:

Event Coordinator

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

Grounds Maintenance Worker

9th Annual Charity Dinner & Auction

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