A lottery is conducted to award a limited number of permits for deer hunting on certain state lands and Controlled Hunt areas. To hunt these areas you must apply for a deer lottery permit. ALL OTHER STATE AREAS OPEN TO HUNTING ARE LISTED IN THE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS SECTION. TO HUNT THOSE AREAS YOU MUST PURCHASE A NO-LOTTERY “A” OR “B” SEASON DEER PERMIT.
To reduce spending the Department will no longer mail Deer Lottery applications to the Town Halls. Everyone is encouraged to apply for the Deer Lottery using the online application process. The online application process is quick and easy. Applicants will get an instant confirmation of their entry into the Deer Lottery.
Apply online at www.ct.gov/deep/hunting.
If you have no way to apply online, the Department is offering the following two options to apply for the Deer Lottery:
1. Pick up a paper application form from one of the following DEEP Offices:
- DEEP License and Revenue Office, Hartford 860-424-3105
- Franklin Wildlife, Franklin 860-642-7239
- Sessions Woods, Burlington 860-675-8130
- Marine Headquarters, Old Lyme 860-434-8638
- Eastern District Headquarters, Marlborough 860-295-9523
- Western District Headquarters, Harwinton 860-485-0226
2. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the address below. Department personnel will mail you an application form that you can then fill out and mail back to us.
391 Route 32
N Franklin CT 06254
Application Deadline: You can apply online from January 3rd until June 15th. If you use a paper form they must be postmarked (metered mail stamps not a substitute) by June 1st.
One State Land Shotgun Deer Permit Only: If you are going to apply for a Lottery permit, DO NOT PURCHASE a No-Lottery permit. If you are not awarded a Lottery permit, you will still have time to purchase a No-Lottery permit before the season.
Area Designation: See the table and map for description of deer lottery areas. Your application may specify up to 4 hunting areas. At least one area must be specified on the application.
Party Permits: Up to 3 people may apply on one application. All persons must have current firearms hunting licenses. If a party member applies on another application, both applications will be rejected. Junior hunters who will not be 16 years of age by the start of the season should apply for a party permit with an adult hunter who will be at least 18 years old by the start of the season. If a junior hunter applies without an adult and is selected for another season or area, no transfer of permits can be made to reunite the adult and junior applicants.
One Application: Do not submit more than one application. If your name appears on another application, both applications will be rejected.
“A” or “B” Season: Applicants applying for Lottery Areas with “A” and “B” seasons may not specify a season choice. The season is determined by lottery and cannot be changed.
Results: APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE LOTTERY RESULTS BY MAIL BY AUGUST 1st.
IF RESULTS ARE NOT RECEIVED BY THIS DATE, CONTACT THE DEER PROGRAM AT firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-642-7239.
Authorization Cards: Selectees who meet the payment deadline will be mailed Authorization Cards by the end of September.
Lottery Questions: Email email@example.com or call the Deer Program at 860-642-7239.