Hunting in Dufferin County Forest Notice

Hi everyone, please be advised that as of Oct 1st hunting is permitted in various County Forest Tracts including the Main Tract.

Hunting is not restricted just to the main specific seasons we all know about…deer, turkey, bow & shotgun. Hunting of other small game and fowl is now permitted until the spring (May 31st) so you may encounter hunters at any time moving forward, any day of the week hunting for many other game. There is no hunting allowed on Sundays in the Main Tract.

Please wear bright colours, make your presence known and be aware of your surroundings and if you take your dog, best to get a hi-vis vest for them as well (hunting for coyote and fox is permitted from now until may 31st).

Stay safe and enjoy the trails!

******Important********See below for all the permitted types of hunting….

2020-2021 Hunting Seasons

Please note that the Dufferin County Forest is mainly within two Wildlife Management

Units as defined by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry:

WMU 77 east of Airport Road and WMU 81 west of Airport Road

There is no hunting allowed in any part of the Dufferin County Forest from June 1 to September 30.



page1image8592July 15 – Oct. 15


page1image11480Sept. 25 – Dec.31


page1image14064Sept. 25 – Dec. 31

Ruffed Grouse

Sept. 25 – Dec. 31


Rabbits, Hares

Sept. 25 – last day of February


Deer (bows only)

October 1 – November 1

November 7-29

December 5-31


Wild Turkey (bows only)

page1image32120October 1 – 31

Wild Turkey (firearms)

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Oct. 5 – Jan. 31


Oct. 25 – last day of February


Oct. 5 – Jan. 31

Deer (shotguns)

November 2 – 6

November 30 – December 4

Wild Turkey

April 25 – May 31, 2021

Wolf, Coyote

all year

Red Fox

all year


all year