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Otonabee Conservation allows hunting on eight of its properties. Some may allow you to hunt for waterfowl, white-tailed deer, black bear, turkey, and small game.

We prohibit all wheeled motorized land vehicles (i.e. ATVs), drones, trail cameras, and the construction of deer stands and hunt camps (temporary or otherwise). More restrictions apply to specific properties where we allow hunting.

Licenses and Permits

Hunters must have a valid Otonabee Conservation Hunting Permit to hunt on Otonabee Conservation Lands. Submit a Hunting Permit Application online.

Hunters must also have a valid hunting license from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Hunters must also be members of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. Memberships include insurance coverage required to hunt on Otonabee Conservation designated hunting properties.

Hunting opportunities on designated lands and applicable restrictions

Restrictions: Waterfowl only along the shore of Rice Lake; Archery hunting for white-tailed Deer in Otonabee Ward only.

Restrictions: No hunting on Part Lot 21 and Part Lot 23, Concession 12, Cavan Ward.

Restrictions: Hunters can only hunt waterfowl, game birds, small game, and white-tailed deer.

Restrictions: Allowed firearms include shotguns and archery only; No hunting with dogs; No hunting in the designated No Hunting Areas described as the first 100 metres south of the private residences located along Birchview Road and the first 25 metres in from both the east and south boundary; Access to the Douro Forest Block for hunting must only be on the Unopened Road Allowance located in the northwest corner of the property, south off Birchview Road.

Map of Douro Forest Block, with area marked in brown

Restrictions: None


(includes the Oatbox, White Lake West, White Lake, Dummer East and Hydroline Ridge Forests)

Restrictions: None

Restrictions: None

Please note that there is no parking or access to Sawer Creek Wildlife Area from the Douro 1st Line.

Map of Sawer Creek Wildlife Area with boundaries indicated in bright green

Restrictions: Waterfowl only along the south shoreline of the property.

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