Hunting

Hillman Marsh Waterfowl Hunting

Hunting days & times:

Waterfowl hunting will be permitted 6 days a week: Monday to Saturday, not Sundays from ½ hour before sunrise until 3 PM.

During the early goose hunt (mid-September), if the $75 fee is paid, hunting will be permitted 6 days a week for those 10 days only – Monday through Saturday from ½ hour before sunrise until 3 PM.

Hunters must hold a valid Ontario hunting licence as well as a Canada Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and must carry these with them while hunting.

Hillman Marsh Waterfowl Hunting Rules and Regulations

a. Hunters must hold a valid Ontario hunting licence as well as a Canada Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and must carry these with them while hunting.

b.   Hunters must comply with hunting regulations as set down by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Migratory Birds Convention Act. Any hunter found violating these regulations will lose their hunting privileges on Conservation Authority land, in addition to any fines or penalties imposed by the Ministry of Natural Resources Conservation officers, RCMP or the ERCA enforcement officers.

c.    Any hunter found to be wilfully violating the rights of others, or exhibiting dangerous or careless conduct, will lose their right to hunt on ERCA land.

d.   Violation of regulations by any member of a hunting party may result in the entire party losing their hunting privileges.

e.   No refund of leasing fees will be given to a person who has lost their hunting privileges.

f.    Hunters are to hunt only from assigned blinds. No wandering.

g.   One application and/or permit per person.

h.   One permit holder/partner must be present in the blind at all times when the party is hunting.

i.    No more than three people and two guns in one blind at any time.

j.    Sub-leasing of blinds will not be permitted.

k.   A map of the ERCA property can be provided to hunters if required/requested. Hunters will be expected to remain within these boundaries.

l.    It will be the hunter’s responsibility to construct a new blind. New blinds must be constructed at the marker where placed by ERCA – no exceptions.

m.  Hunters wishing to hunt from a boat must have a permanent mooring site adequately camouflaged. Dykes are off limits.

n.   The hunters sharing a blind should arrange to take only one vehicle onto the property as there is limited parking for trucks and boat trailers.

o.   These regulations may be changed by ERCA as required.

p.   Hunters will be required to remove their blind prior to February 15th of the following year.

q.   A $100 refundable fee will be charged to ensure blind removal. If the blind is not removed by the specified date, the hunting party will forfeit the $100 and lose hunting privileges for the following season.

Please Note: Most of the seasonal sites are only accessible by boat.

More information about the 2019 Season available soon.