Hunting

Due to Covid-19, all hunting draws are currently suspended.  ERCA is reviewing its hunting rules, regulations and processes to ensure hunting and the draw can be conducted in a safe manner. Information will be posted on our website once final draw processes and dates are established.  To those hunters who currently receive emails from us, you will be emailed once this information is available. Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate this time.

Essex Region Conservation manages four waterfowl hunting areas, each with their own details and regulations.


Big Creek Waterfowl Hunting

Fee: Minimum Bid  $734.50 (taxes included)

ERCA rents 5 seasonal waterfowl hunting blinds in Big Creek on a yearly basis.  Waterfowl hunting will be permitted 7 days a week: from ½ hour before sunrise until ½ hour after sunset.  Please Note – Each permit holder will be responsible for construction and upkeep the blinds. 

Full rules and regulations are available here 

A map of hunting blind locations is available here

Bid submission form available here

Holiday Beach Waterfowl Hunting

– Morning shoot:½ hour before sunrise until 12:30 pm.
– Afternoon shoot: will begin at 1:00 pm until ½ hour after sunset.
Anyone found hunting after the posted time will be charged with trespassing.

Full Rules and Regulations are available here.

Holiday beach Blind map is available here.