Permits & Planning

Hunting Permit Application

Thank you for your visit.  Please note that all Conservation Areas are temporarily closed to all uses, to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19.  As a result hunting is not permitted at this time.  Please continue to check this webpage for more information on NPCA Conservation Areas reopening and to be notified when hunting permits are available again.

Thank you for your continued patience as we all work to address this matter.

This application is required to obtain a permit to hunt in the identified Conservation Areas of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. It is valid for the calendar year of the approved application.

Hunters must have all appropriate and valid hunting licences and permits (Federal, Provincial and municipal). Your Outdoors Card MUST be valid until December 31st of the year you are applying for. If it is not, you will not be able to complete this form.

All hunters must submit a Harvest Report Form for the previous NPCA permitted year (unless this is your first year applying for a permit). If you have not yet done so, you can provide the information in this application.

A $40.00 administrative fee payment applies. Approved permits will be issued within 12 business days of payment and full information.

Hunting Permits

All those with 2020 Hunting Permits are asked to fill out and return a Hunting Harvest Report.

Fishing and Hunting Licenses are Required

  • An NPCA permit is required to hunt on all designated NPCA lands. Please complete the online application, or visit us at the main office.
  • All provincial regulations, seasonal restrictions, and conservation area rules must be followed.
  • Permission for the Binbrook Conservation Area is obtained at the site through daily hunting blind fee.
    All hunters must have valid hunting licences and a NPCA hunting permit on their possession. The NPCA Vehicle Dash Permit must also be visible. All hunting must be conducted in accordance with provincial and federal hunting regulations.

For further information on these or any of our other Conservation Areas, please contact us by email or phone. A fall Controlled Waterfowl Hunting Program is offered at the Binbrook and Mud Lake Conservation Areas, in designated hunting blinds.

*** Opening Day and lottery dates follow open season for ducks in Ontario Southern District. 

NPCA Waterfowl Lottery: Successful applicants advised by mail. Applications available at the NPCA.

  • A lottery draw is held on September 1 for the first two weeks of hunting season 
  • Lottery Draw Applications are due August 31. It must include full name, address, phone number, current Outdoor Card number and preferred site. 
  • Following the lottery, all hunting blinds are open on a first come-first serve basis.
  • For further details and restrictions, please refer to our Hunting and Angling Guide, or contact us by email, phone or fax.

Please Note the Conservation Area Policies
• Portable deer hunting stands permitted only. No spikes, nails or other material which damage trees
• No cutting, destruction, and/or removal of vegetation in Conservation Areas
• No ATV or recreational vehicles permitted within a Conservation Area
• Boats with electric motors or paddle only on Conservation Area waters
• No fires permitted. NOTE no smoking or open flame at theWainfleet Bog Conservation Area due to extreme fire hazards
• Retrieval dogs off leash for waterfowl hunting only. Other use of hunting dogs permitted on leash, to prevent disturbance of other animals and hunters
• No target/ range shooting in Conservation Areas (including sighting-in, clay throwing and plinking)
• No coyote hunting permitted.
(Refer to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Areas Rules and Regulations Handbook for these and other park rules, regulations and policies.)