Hunting in the
The Dufferin County
Forest is a 1,054 hectare (2,606 acre) forested area divided into thirteen
tracts. These tracts are located
throughout Dufferin County in the Townships of Mulmur,
Melancthon, Amaranth, East Garafraxa,
and the Towns of Mono and Grand Valley.
The largest is the Main Tract (604 hectares/1,492 acres), located in
The following are the clauses of the County Forest By-Law (2003-50) that you should be aware of when hunting in the Dufferin County Forest (get the full by-law here):
1. Certain areas of
2. There is no hunting allowed in the Mono Tract at any time, due to the fact that it neighbours Mono Cliffs Park.
3. There is no hunting allowed on any
4. As of January 1,
1997, hunters are required to obtain a forest use permit from the County in
order to hunt in the
5. There are no motorized vehicles allowed on the County Forest properties, with the exception of areas designated for parking (in the Main Tract on the east side of Airport Road) and snowmobiles using designated Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (O.F.S.C.) trails.
6. Treestands and blinds must be of a portable, freestanding
design and must be removed within one week of the end of the hunting season
during which they were erected. The County assumes no responsibility for treestands or blinds left in the
7. For your own
protection, please ensure that you are in compliance with the requirements of
the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and associated regulations at
all times while hunting in the
Please note that the preceding information applies to hunting on the Dufferin County Forest properties only (see map). Hunting on other properties in the County is governed by rules stipulated by the owner(s) of those properties. Ensure that you have the landowner’s permission prior to hunting on any property.