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Public Hunting Areas – Windham – New London Counties

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The following areas are open to public hunting. The key to the left specifies what type of hunting is permitted. Lottery deer hunting areas are listed elsewhere in this guide. Special tags, stamps, and permits are needed when hunting some species. Consult season descriptions for the species you are hunting. Consult Firearms Restrictions. Maps for many of these areas are available on the DEP’s website (www.ct.gov/dep).

Key
● Hunting Permitted
▲ Designated Deer Bowhunting Only Area
AB No-Lottery A and B Seasons
B No-Lottery B Season only
❍ Daily Permit Required
✱ Special Conditions Apply, see below.

Windham – New London Counties

Wildlife Management Areas

Town(s)

Acres

AB

Assekonk Swamp WMA (south of village and Rte. 2)

North Stonington

687

AB

Barn Island WMA*

Stonington

1,014

AB

Bartlett Brook WMA*

Lebanon

684

Bear Hill WMA* HANDICAP.EPS

Bozrah

357

AB

Franklin Swamp WMA (east of Rte. 32 halfway to Yantic)

North Franklin

684

Great Island WMA*

Old Lyme

504

Lord’s Cove WMA*

Lyme

265

Little River Fish and Wildlife Area

Hampton

58

Nott Island*

Lyme

82

AB

Spignesi WMA* (formerly Pudding Hill WMA)

Scotland

469

AB

Quinebaug River WMA

Canterbury, Plainfield

1,646

Quinebaug River WMA (Aspinook Pond)*

Canterbury

27

AB

Rose Hill WMA*

Preston, Ledyard

613

Ross Marsh WMA (on Quanduck Brook south of Rte. 6)

Killingly, Sterling

277

AB

Talbot WMA

Scotland

475

AB

Zemko Pond WMA

Salem

463

State Forests

Town(s)

Acres

AB

Mohegan State Forest (including Waldo Tract)

Scotland, etc.

962

AB

Natchaug State Forest

Eastford, etc.

13,677

AB

Nehantic State Forest

East Lyme, etc.

5,251

AB

Nipmuck State Forest

Union, etc.

9,289

AB

Pachaug State Forest

Voluntown, etc.

26,135

AB

Quaddick State Forest

Thompson

1,109

B

Salmon River State Forest (including Holbrook Pond)

Colchester, etc.

6,980

State Parks

Town(s)

Acres

Beaver Brook State Park

Windham

401

Bigelow Hollow State Park

Union, etc.

513

Harkness Memorial State Park ▲ (Verkade Property)

Waterford

157

Pomeroy State Park

Lebanon

286

Killingly Pond State Park

Killingly

174

AB

Red Cedar Lake (Camp Mooween)

Lebanon

577

Ross Pond State Park

Killingly

314

Selden Neck State Park (Selden Island)

Lyme

531

Dog Training & Field Trial Areas (Closed to hunting during events)

Town(s)

Acres

AB

Pease Brook WMA (access by Horiska Rd.)

Lebanon

206

AB

Sugarbrook Field Trial Area*

Plainfield

200

Flood Control Areas

Town(s)

Acres

AB

West Thompson Dam (federal public land) HANDICAP.EPS

Thompson

1,950

Permit-Required Areas (Daily Permit required to hunt small game and waterfowl)

Town(s)

Acres

Lebanon Coop Mgmt. Area

Lebanon, Colchester

214

Norwich Fish & Game Assoc. (South)

Norwich

780

Sprague Rod & Gun Club

Franklin, Sprague, etc.

240

Woodstock Landowners*

Woodstock

1,356

Yale Forest (owned by Yale University)

Eastford, Union, Ashford

7,700

Access Descriptions & Special Conditions

Barn Island WMA: Six miles from Mystic center on Rte 1 toward Westerly, RI, turn at head of Wequetequock Cove, bear right to Sound.

Bartlett Brook WMA: Access off Goshen Hill Road, southeast of Rte. 16.

Bear Hill WMA: Access by Bishop Rd. off Rte. 163. Specially designed trails for the physically disabled.

Quinebaug River WMA (Aspinook Pond): Parcel off Butts Bridge Road south of the powerlines is open to bowhunting only.

Spignesi WMA: East and west of Rte. 97, north of Rte. 14. Includes 153 acres of private land under public hunting easement.

Rose Hill WMA: East of Rte. 117, south of Rte. 2 to Thomas Road. No target or trap shooting.

Natchaug State Forest: 143 acre parcel in North Windham is closed to all firearms hunting and is designated as a Deer Bowhunting Only area.

Nehantic State Forest: Some sections in Salem, Old Lyme and Lyme are closed to all firearms hunting. These sections have been designated as Deer Bowhunting Only areas.

Pachaug State Forest: Parcel between Rte. 49 and Rte. 165 is closed to all firearms hunting and is a designated deer bowhunting only area. Other sections posted as no firearms hunting are also considered designated deer bowhunting only areas.

Harkness Memorial State Park: A portion of the park north of Rte. 213 (former Verkade property) is designated as a Deer Bowhunting Only area. Special access permits are required. Inquire at Park Manager’s Office.

Mansfield State-Leased Field Trial Area: Access via Old Windham Road, North Windham side. Shooting and non-shooting field trial area.

Sugarbrook Field Trial Area: Located 2 miles east of Rte. 14/Rte. 14A junction. Shooting and non-shooting field trial area.

Lebanon Cooperative Management Area: Hunting only in area located south of Old Rte. 2 (Norwich Ave.). Area owned by the Dept. of Agriculture and leased for farming.

Woodstock Landowners Permit-Required Area: Rte. 171 from West to South Woodstock and Rte. 169 from South to North Woodstock.

Yale Forest Permit-Required Area: Area open from September 1 through February 28 for small game, waterfowl and turkey hunting by seasonal access permit. Parking passes are also required. See vendor for details.

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