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, 2022 - November 6, 2022

November 14, 2022 - December 4, 2022

December 12, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Controlled Shotgun:  (WMU 85B)

November 7, 2022 - November 13, 2022

December 5, 2022 - December 11, 2022


Wild Turkey:

Spring Season: 

April 25, 2022 - May 31, 2022

Fall Season Bow: 

October 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022

Fall Season Firearm: 

October 11, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Migratory Birds:

Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks): 

September 24, 2021 - January 8, 2023                                                                        

Canada and Cackling Goose Early Season: 

September 8, 2021 - September 18, 2022                                                                 

Canada and Cackling Goose Regular Season: 

September 24, 2021 - December 28, 2022                                                                


September 25, 2022 - December 20, 2022

Mourning Dove: 

September 1, 2021 - November 30, 2022

Double-crested Cormorant:

September 15, 2022 - December 31, 2022


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

Small Game:


September 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Gray (Black) Squirrel: 

September 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Cottontail and European Hare: 

September 25, 2022 - February 28, 2023

Hunting with Falconry Birds: 

September 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023

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.

The Weather Network

PLEASE NOTE: All interior Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area roads do not recieve winter maintenance. Zone B parking lots 40672 Hydro Line Rd. and 80602 Wildlife Line do receive winter snow removal by staff when time and resources permit.

The Huron Perth Youth Pheasant Hunt will be taking place at Hullett this coming Saturday, December 3rd! All of Zone B north of Conservation Road will be closed to the public that day, with no access to parking lots and Conservation Road.

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 visibility clothing.

Hullett User Tip Sheets


2022 Pheasant Challenge tickets are now available for purchase!

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 2022 Pheasant Challenge will be held January 18, 2023.

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 2022 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!