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Connecticut

Seasons, Licenses, Regulations

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Known ForWaterfowl and whitetail deer hunting

TerrainMountains in the west and forested hills in the east

Government Lands316,571 acres

Government Lands %9%

Private Lands3,231,294 acres

Private Lands %91%

Connecticut

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Total whitetail deer Boone and Crockett records for Connecticut: 19

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Archery Deer & Small Game

Resident: $41 | Nonresident: $135

Junior Archery Deer & Small Game

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $19

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.

Turkey

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Bird Hunting

Allows non residents to hunt migratory and resident game birds for 3 consecutive days.

Nonresident: $35

Game Bird Conservation Stamp

Resident: $28 | Nonresident: $28

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.

Coyote

Season bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Archery Deer & Small Game

Resident: $41 | Nonresident: $135

Junior Archery Deer & Small Game

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $19

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.

Fox

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Archery Deer & Small Game

Resident: $41 | Nonresident: $135

Junior Archery Deer & Small Game

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $19

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.

Pheasant

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Bird Hunting

Allows non residents to hunt migratory and resident game birds for 3 consecutive days.

Nonresident: $35

Game Bird Conservation Stamp

Resident: $28 | Nonresident: $28

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.

Grouse

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Bird Hunting

Allows non residents to hunt migratory and resident game birds for 3 consecutive days.

Nonresident: $35

Game Bird Conservation Stamp

Resident: $28 | Nonresident: $28

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.

Quail

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Bird Hunting

Allows non residents to hunt migratory and resident game birds for 3 consecutive days.

Nonresident: $35

Game Bird Conservation Stamp

Resident: $28 | Nonresident: $28

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.

Duck

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Bird Hunting

Allows non residents to hunt migratory and resident game birds for 3 consecutive days.

Nonresident: $35

Connecticut Migratory Bird Stamp

Resident: $17 | Nonresident: $17

Federal Duck Stamp

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.

Goose

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Bird Hunting

Allows non residents to hunt migratory and resident game birds for 3 consecutive days.

Nonresident: $35

Connecticut Migratory Bird Stamp

Resident: $17 | Nonresident: $17

Federal Duck Stamp

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.

Upland Bird

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Bird Hunting

Allows non residents to hunt migratory and resident game birds for 3 consecutive days.

Nonresident: $35

Game Bird Conservation Stamp

Resident: $28 | Nonresident: $28

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.

Rabbit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Archery Deer & Small Game

Resident: $41 | Nonresident: $135

Junior Archery Deer & Small Game

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $19

Firearms Hunting

Resident: $19 | Nonresident: $91

Junior Firearms Hunting

Ages 12 to 15.

Resident: $11 | Nonresident: $11

Senior Firearms Hunting

Age 65 and up. Residents only.