Hunting in the Dufferin County Forest

Jul 17th, 2019
By forestmanager
front cover of hunting regulations summary

Please take note of the following with regard to hunting in the Dufferin County Forest:

  • there is no hunting allowed on any Dufferin County Forest property between June 1 and September 30
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • the peak periods for hunting are the two five-day shotgun hunts for white-tailed deer (first week of November and first week of December; actual dates vary from year to year) and the spring wild turkey hunt (April 25-May 31)
  • suspected violations of the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act (the provincial legislation governing hunting) should be reported to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry at 877-847-7667 (877-TIPS-MNR).
  • if you have questions about hunting on a County Forest property, please contact the County Forest Manager at 519-941-1114 x 4011 or forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com