The diverse and rich habitat of rural Norfolk provides a great opportunity for those wishing to enjoy the outdoors and to participate in various hunting seasons throughout the year.

Regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry and the Canadian Wildlife Service, the following hunting seasons are permitted in Norfolk County.

  • Waterfowl ~ including Goose & Duck
  • White-tailed Deer (Controlled hunt)
  • Wild Turkey
  • Small Game ~ including rabbit, pheasant, grouse, and squirrel

Rabbit and Pheasant Hunting Opportunities

The hunting of Rabbit & Pheasant in Norfolk County requires a Provincial Small Game License and a Norfolk County Rabbit & Pheasant License.  Rabbit & Pheasant Hunting Licenses can be purchased at any of the following locations:

    • County Administration Building, 50 Colborne Street, South Simcoe
    • Delhi Administration Building, 183 Main Street, Delhi
    • Langton Administration Building, 22 Albert Street, Langton
    • Community Services, 95 Culver Street
    • Simcoe Recreation Centre, Customer Service, 182 South Drive
    • Eli’s Guns and Archery, 316 Queensway West, Simcoe
    • Caffery Hardware and Electrical Ltd., 122 King Street, Delhi

There is a limit on Non-resident Licenses issued.
Pheasants are released on public lands throughout Norfolk County. A map of release sites is available online by clicking the links below:

Pheasant Hunting Sites 2019
Pheasant Hunting Sites Key 2019

To find out more please contact Norfolk County directly at 519-426-5870 ext. 2200.

Season & Possession Limits

Please refer to the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary for additional information.


September 25th, 2019 to December 31st, 2019 Daily Limit: 3 of either sex

Possession  Limit: 10 of either sex

****Although the pheasant season opens on September 25th, 2019, Norfolk County will only be releasing pheasants on the release sites beginning the week of October 1, 2019 to the end of the season.


September 25th, 2019 to February 29th, 2020

Daily Limit: 5

Possession Limit: 15


Sunday Gun Hunting is permitted in Norfolk County.

Permission to hunt on all private lands is required.

Trespassing will not be tolerated and violators will be prosecuted.

Conservation Officers, the Ontario Provincial Police and Norfolk County By-law Enforcement will be enforcing all laws and regulations

It is advisable that respect for other users of public lands be exercised.  Conflict amongst users may jeopardize the future of hunting on these lands.