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, 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


Wild Turkey:

Spring Season: 

April 25, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Fall Season Bow: 

October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020

Fall Season Firearm: 

October 13, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Migratory Birds:

Waterfowl other than Canada & Cackling Goose: 

September 26, 2020 - January 9, 2021                                                                        

Canada and Cackling Goose Early Season: 

September 10, 2020 - September 20, 2020                                                                 

Canada and Cackling Goose Regular Season: 

September 26, 2020 - December 30, 2020                                                                


September 25, 2020 - December 20, 2020

Mourning Dove: 

September 1, 2020 - November 30, 2020                                        

Small Game:


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.

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: Outdoor washrooms are once again open for the public to use at their own risk. Zone A stakes F1 and F2 are up and available for hunting. 

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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 wish all hunters good luck in the upcoming seasons and remind all users to respect one another and follow social distancing guidelines. Let's keep doing our best to keep the curve flat and Hullett Marsh open for all to enjoy!

If you have any questions please feel free to email or call us at or 519-482-7011. Email is preferred as we are not always in the office to receive your calls.

We're Hiring!


Pheasant Challenge tickets are now available. 

You can purchase them at 7 Ideal Supply locations (Goderich, Wingham, St.Mary's, Exeter, Mitchell, Stratford and Seaforth), Clinton Sporting Goods, or by emailing You can also purchase them above through PayPal with a 3 ticket minimum!

Pheasant Challenge Tickets

Friends of Hullett is currently accepting resumes for a GIS and Wildlife Technician. If you are an outdoors person who loves to be outside and surrounded by nature then this is the job for you! We are looking for a candidate that has a post-secondary education in natural resources and who has experience or specialization in GIS. For more information about the position and how to apply please follow the link below to find the job description.  

GIS and WIldlife Technician Job Description