HUNTING ON LPRCA PROPERTIES
Hunting is permitted at a number of LPRCA conservation areas and forest tracts in order to help manage local wildlife populations and to provide recreational opportunities for hunters. Our properties offer prime habitat for wild turkey, white tailed deer, waterfowl, ruffed grouse and other small game. The LPRCA has some properties for which hunters need to request permission to access or book in advance. Email our administrative office in Tillsonburg or phone (519) 842-4242, ext 228 for more information about hunting at the Waterford Workshop, Deer Creek and Rock’s Mill Conservation Areas and Lee Brown Waterfowl Management Area.
All provincial and municipal hunting regulations, seasonal restrictions and Conservation Authority rules must be followed. Hunters should consult the local municipal bylaw and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources regulations to confirm restrictions. Hunt responsibly! Do not trespass onto adjacent private property without the landowner’s consent. Please respect all landowners wishing to keep their lands posted.
Information for Hunters
Hunting is permitted on LPRCA property unless otherwise posted. Written permission is required from the Manager of Conservation Land Services to hunt at LPRCA’s Waterford Central Workshop. Hunting is not allowed at the following LPRCA properties:
- Backus Heritage Conservation Area
- Black Creek Conservation Area
- Deer Creek Conservation Area (hunting is allowed outside of the camping area only after the official park season; no hunting May 1 – October 15)
- Haldimand Conservation Area
- Hay Creek Conservation Area
- Neufeld Tract
- Norfolk Conservation Area
- Vittoria-Sowden Conservation Area (Vittoria Tract only)
- Waterford North & South Conservation Areas
- All other Conservation Areas located within a hamlet, village or urban area
For information about hunting seasons and regulations, please consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary.
All Terrain Vehicles
The use of off-road vehicles, including ATV’s, is prohibited in all LPRCA property, including those open for hunting. Anyone found using an all terrain or similar vehicle on LPRCA property is trespassing and liable to charges under the Conservation Authorities Act and the Trespass to Property Act.
Be Aware and Prepared on the Trails
LPRCA conservation areas and forest tracts are used for a variety of activities. All those on the trail and in the forest need to be aware that others may be nearby, and ensure they are visible. Be aware that you may be sharing LPRCA lands with other hunters, as well as, hikers, cyclists or birdwatchers and should take steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.