Hunting is allowed in all Middlesex County Owned Woodlands.

The McLaren Forest in Southwest Middlesex located directly across from Four Counties Health Services is ”ARCHERY ONLY”. The Banks Forest in Thames Centre, located at the corner of Hwy 401 and Elgin Road (CR # 73) is also “ARCHERY ONLY”. All other County owned Forests are open to hunting and regulated as to what game can be harvested and what type of firearm can be used, under the authority of the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry.   Please refer to the Ministry's Hunting Regulations Summary . If you have questions re hunting, please call MNRF or the County WCO if you have specific questions regarding hunting in County owned woodlots.

Note: There are no motorized vehicles allowed in the County Owned Woodlots for hunting or any other purposes.

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