Key Hunting Seasons

Please be aware of these key hunting seasons in parts of the Dufferin County Forest.

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The peak periods for hunting in the Dufferin County Forest are the two five-day shotgun hunts for white-tailed deer (Nov. 4-8, 2019 and Dec. 2-6, 2019) and the spring wild turkey hunt (April 25-May 31, 2020).

In addition, be particularly aware of:

  • bow hunting for white-tailed deer: Oct. 1 - Nov. 3, 2019; Nov. 9 - Dec. 1, 2019; and Dec. 7-31, 2019
  • bow hunting for wild turkey: October 1-31, 2019
  • shotgun/bow hunting for wild turkey: October 15-27, 2019

There is no hunting allowed at any time on the following Dufferin County Forest properties: north portion of Amaranth, Hockley, Leening, Levitt, Little, Mono, Thomson, and River Road. These are posted accordingly.

Despite the above:

  • on Dufferin County Forest properties where hunting is allowed, there may be hunters present at any time between October 1 and May 31
  • on Dufferin County Forest properties where hunting is allowed between October 1 and May 31, the seasons are the same as those established by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. These can be viewed at www.ontario.ca/hunting.