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What’s New at AWMA: Donations

All Donations are used to feed the wildlife and maintain the property for passive public recreation and enhance wildlife habitat.

What’s New at AWMA: Tundra Swan Fall Migration

Small flocks of Tundra Swan ranging from a dozen to over 200 are stopping on the ponds on an irregular basis during November and December.

What’s New at AWMA: Waterfowl Hunting

Three hunting blinds are ready on College Line for seasonal waterfowl hunting.  Please note the exclusion signage at the end of Canada Goose Way for hikers and other day users.

What’s New at AWMA: Winter Bird Feeding

Several winter bird feeders installed in front of Viewing Stand #3 as a trial to improve birding opportunities.

What’s New at AWMA: Duck Banding

Completed on September 13th with 439 ducks banded

432 Mallards, 4 Black Ducks, 2 Wood Ducks, 1 Northern Pintail

What’s New at AWMA: Duck Baiting

On-going from September 13th to December 15th

400 lb. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

400 m no hunting exclusion zone is posted

Hunting at Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in Elgin

Hunting at all WMAs is only permitted on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Small game hunting permitted at fingal wildlife management area, migratory bird and small game hunting permitted at calton swamp wildlife area and migratory bird hunting permitted at Aylmer wildlife area~only during open season

Good news for the Fingal Wildlife Management Area!

Good news for the Fingal Wildlife Management Area! Construction of a 10 acre wetland restoration project will begin around November 15 2017 in marginal farmland in the Southeast portion of the property. Wetlands provide several functions and benefits to society:

  • Better Water Quality
  • More Water to Feed Streams and Wells
  • Homes for Fish and Wildlife
  • A Natural Buffer to Drought Events
  • Reduction of Runoff and Flooding from Heavy Rains
  • A Healthy, Pleasing Landscape that Supports Healthy Living

We are also excited to be planting native trees and pollinator habitat adjacent to the restored wetlands cells to enhance biodiversity within the Fingal Wildlife Management Area.

Funding for the partnership project on the Ministry of Natural Resources property co-managed with the Elgin Stewardship Council (ESC) provided by Ducks Unlimited Canada, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority and ESC.