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The day started out with high hopes to drive around Niagara south looking for a spot/bush/hunting grounds so I could go walking to do some scouting and enjoy a rainy day... By the end of my driving (3 1/2 hours later) and a muddy truck, just between bigger road and netherby road region I didn't see anything except no trespassing/hunting signs. WOW! So much wasted space in the southend of Niagara Falls alone... So disappointing. There could be some awesome ground out there for small game, deer, geese, ducks and or maybe turkey. I did happen to find a nice spot I could check out which looks like the Willoughby Marsh, even if it's for a walk, but I'm not sure if it's private land or the Marsh... Anyone know where I can get a better map for this marsh so I don't get into any trouble with the land owners surrounding the marsh? So Disappointed. Gotta keep tryin' I guess.

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Not sure about the map maybe a Google search. But hunting property here in the southern region is extremely coveted. Usually hunting rights/permission are passed down to the next generation. You almost have to know someone to find a new spot to hunt

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The day started out with high hopes to drive around Niagara south looking for a spot/bush/hunting grounds so I could go walking to do some scouting and enjoy a rainy day... By the end of my driving (3 1/2 hours later) and a muddy truck, just between bigger road and netherby road region I didn't see anything except no trespassing/hunting signs. WOW! So much wasted space in the southend of Niagara Falls alone... So disappointing. There could be some awesome ground out there for small game, deer, geese, ducks and or maybe turkey. I did happen to find a nice spot I could check out which looks like the Willoughby Marsh, even if it's for a walk, but I'm not sure if it's private land or the Marsh... Anyone know where I can get a better map for this marsh so I don't get into any trouble with the land owners surrounding the marsh? So Disappointed. Gotta keep trying i guess

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Tell me about it had my licence for 2 years now been trying to find a spot and cant find anything ask people and they are eather rude dont like hunting or already hunt it or have someone using the land. Its very dissapoitnting for me spent alot of money and time to get all my stuff to be legal. Maybe one day my dream will come true.

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Not sure about the map maybe a Google search. But hunting property here in the southern region is extremely coveted. Usually hunting rights/permission are passed down to the next generation. You almost have to know someone to find a new spot to hunt

It's so unfortunate. Especially when there is so much land and you have the hopes to bring your kids up into something great like hunting this vast area and you can't find anywhere to go. I'll keep trying and hopefully find someone...

Tell me about it had my licence for 2 years now been trying to find a spot and cant find anything ask people and they are eather rude dont like hunting or already hunt it or have someone using the land. Its very dissapoitnting for me spent alot of money and time to get all my stuff to be legal. Maybe one day my dream will come true.

Good luck Hendo. We all need it. It's so unfortunate.

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Same issue here, had friends bug me to finally get my licensing and buy my firearms and whatever else I needed and here I am fully licensed, tags, crossbow and shot gun ready to go and no where to hunt.

Money is getting tight, and since this stuff is only getting used for shooting the occasional targets, it looks like I may just sell all of it just as fast as I bought it.

Really frustrating, it is what it is I guess.

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I'm lucky enough to have a 200acre farm to hunt locally,but my father myself and couple friends have resorted to northern ontario. We are actually heading up fri to scout for deer and hunt moose for a week (2 cow tags). Then we head back up mid nov for the rut (10 days). 100% crown land with no non resident hunting. We'll have 10 sq miles all to ourselves lol

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Yep, same boat here as everyone else. Been hunting 3 years now exclusively on public lands such as willoughby. In three years all I've managed to score is a duck, a few doves and some squirrel. Twice now I've lined up some private land only to have them change their minds last minute, one was all gung ho about letting me shoot some rabbits on her land then Sandyhook happened and suddenly she was all anti-guns and claimed she'd never given me any such permission -- oh well. I'll keep trying but damn this isn't what I had hoped for.

Also, Tino, to answer your original question, if you email the NPCA they will send you a kml/kmz file with all the borders for their properties. You can then overlay that on top of Google maps or drop it into whatever GPS you use. However just be aware that the border of their property isn't necessarily the same as where you can shoot. For example in the Wainfleet Bog there's a decent sized area near the parking lot where you are not allowed to hunt, or with the Wainfleet Wetlands / Clay Pits you can only hunt the east side.

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I used to hunt just a 100 meters or so from my backyard . ...got my first rabbit with my 20 gauge Cooey . It's all a subdivision now....same with the fields & grapes across the road....all housing now. Most of my old hunting areas are closed now , along the lake shore and all the spots we hunted to 7th St. I changed from small game to moose hunting and traveled to west of Thunder Bay to hunt to have a better chance at getting a cow or bull tag . My cuz. has been trying to get a tag for 20 years to hunt moose near Noelville Ont. with zero success . I packed it in about 8 years ago .

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Same issue here, had friends bug me to finally get my licensing and buy my firearms and whatever else I needed and here I am fully licensed, tags, crossbow and shot gun ready to go and no where to hunt.

Money is getting tight, and since this stuff is only getting used for shooting the occasional targets, it looks like I may just sell all of it just as fast as I bought it.

Really frustrating, it is what it is I guess.

Don't give up Frank81 if we all gave up on things we'll all be zombies there are spots out there don't sell your stuff

head north if you can do some duck hunting in the Welland river just keep the law in mind if your not sure about something

the answer is just a phone call away good luck

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Yep, same boat here as everyone else. Been hunting 3 years now exclusively on public lands such as willoughby. In three years all I've managed to score is a duck, a few doves and some squirrel. Twice now I've lined up some private land only to have them change their minds last minute, one was all gung ho about letting me shoot some rabbits on her land then Sandyhook happened and suddenly she was all anti-guns and claimed she'd never given me any such permission -- oh well. I'll keep trying but damn this isn't what I had hoped for.

Also, Tino, to answer your original question, if you email the NPCA they will send you a kml/kmz file with all the borders for their properties. You can then overlay that on top of Google maps or drop it into whatever GPS you use. However just be aware that the border of their property isn't necessarily the same as where you can shoot. For example in the Wainfleet Bog there's a decent sized area near the parking lot where you are not allowed to hunt, or with the Wainfleet Wetlands / Clay Pits you can only hunt the east side.

I know it's a tough go around. Luckily a friend of mine has permission on a couple of farms where I can join him and I've been with a bunch of guys for about 12 years now where we hunt deer up north on crownland. We have a camp there so I quite fortunate that way. Just tough going around NOTL, Niagara Falls, Ft. Erie etc etc. I'll have to get a hold of the NPCA to see what I can find out. Thanks psilokan.

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I'm lucky enough to have a 200acre farm to hunt locally,but my father myself and couple friends have resorted to northern ontario. We are actually heading up fri to scout for deer and hunt moose for a week (2 cow tags). Then we head back up mid nov for the rut (10 days). 100% crown land with no non resident hunting. We'll have 10 sq miles all to ourselves lol

Good luck hunting Gwhunter. If it ever seems that the 200 acre farm is to much to hunt, let me know and I'll contribute to the cause... HAHA! LOL! ;)

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Good luck hunting Gwhunter. If it ever seems that the 200 acre farm is to much to hunt, let me know and I'll contribute to the cause... HAHA! LOL! ;)

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Lol I'll keep you in mind!

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Chippawa at the south end of Willoughby road and Marshall road have some great opportunities. If you can get out and do some door knocking make yourself a cover letter and some background info about yourself. You will get turned down 8/10 but it may sway the 2/10 to give you a chance. If you can offer up some services (ex barn duties or brush removal or whatever they need) they may see it as an opportunity to get some free yard work. I know there are a few families new to the area with some property that may have not been asked yet. Good luck guys , always be respectful.

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Chippawa at the south end of Willoughby road and Marshall road have some great opportunities. If you can get out and do some door knocking make yourself a cover letter and some background info about yourself. You will get turned down 8/10 but it may sway the 2/10 to give you a chance. If you can offer up some services (ex barn duties or brush removal or whatever they need) they may see it as an opportunity to get some free yard work. I know there are a few families new to the area with some property that may have not been asked yet. Good luck guys , always be respectful.

Thanks Rainbow. It's crazy how much bush there is out there with not even a house on a certain block. I have my map marked as some possible land out there to possible explore but I still have to find the people that own the property or if it's public land. If I go to the city will they let me know if it's public land or private? If private will they actually let me know who owns it??? Thanks for your help.

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I have seen guys hunt the hydro wire lines for Turkey and no one bother them. I tried to call the Niagara municipality but it was a headache to get a straight answer , it was like no one wanted to take on the responsibility of being wrong. I was talking to a guy randomly in Canadian tire one day and he was telling me he was hunting the airstrip on sodom right off the qew. I guess the birds were getting in the way of the planes and it was more of a chore than anything. Coyotes are becoming quite a problem that way and that could be your in to some land. Take care of some of them in exchange for deer or spring Turkey , just a thought. I'm sure there will be some door you knock on that will give a novice a shot (no pun intended). Some big birds out that way , best of luck guys.

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good luck filling your tags Gwhunter they really cut back on the moose tags

Thanks gunner

We were actually surprised to get 2 tags. I got my 1st choice and dad got his 2nd choice. With only 5 guys hunting with us we will only take 1 cow if we are so fortunate.

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I am part owner of a camp just south of North Bay where I moose and deer hunt. Down here I knocked on a ton of doors before getting permission to hunt on two properties for turkey. The OFAH actually has a landowner permission form that you can print off as well which is a good idea. I believe another problem are people who just don't give a crap about abiding by the rules. I have seen way too many people trespass while out hunting. Last year alone, there were two occasions where I had a "hunter" trying to sneak up on my turkey decoys while I have sole permission to be on the property. Then there's the whole garbage issue just like the fishing spots. People get fed up and just say to hell with it, not letting anyone on the land.

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Ppl are horrible these days ... Giving us " hunters " a bad name .... I own a peice of property that's loaded with deer and every year I catch or see ppl sneaking in or actually catch them hunting ... I always gets the " I have permission from the owner" I laugh and say " well that's funny because I am the owner and I don't knoe you " they usually leave right away but I have it well posted and follow all rules etc but it's discusting !!!

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I am part owner of a camp just south of North Bay where I moose and deer hunt. Down here I knocked on a ton of doors before getting permission to hunt on two properties for turkey. The OFAH actually has a landowner permission form that you can print off as well which is a good idea. I believe another problem are people who just don't give a crap about abiding by the rules. I have seen way too many people trespass while out hunting. Last year alone, there were two occasions where I had a "hunter" trying to sneak up on my turkey decoys while I have sole permission to be on the property. Then there's the whole garbage issue just like the fishing spots. People get fed up and just say to hell with it, not letting anyone on the land.

I hear you Bubba14 we hunt turkey in a spot that we have full permission to hunt just before turkey season started we went to scout things

out and there was guys working putting up wind mills well we can't do anything about that but we had a lot of toms there but by the time we started to

hunt the birds were gone just a few around couldn't figure out what was going on then we were hunting one morning well we found out what was going on

there was some guys that were working on the wind mill came to work early and they were hunting before work we went after them and they just laughed

at us told us get lost we went to the land owner he couldn't believe it and he don't live near the land so he don't know whose in there he was going to check

into it but we never wen't back because of all the work going on back there so we will see what happens this spring

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Marshall road Willoughby drive area all posted.Poachers hunting hydro lines occasionally. Very dangerous practice though.

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