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Deer Lottery

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State Land & Controlled Hunt Lottery

 

Season Dates

  • Nov. 20 – Nov. 29 Lottery “A” Season
  • Nov. 30 – Dec. 10 Lottery “B” Season

Bag Limits 1 Either Sex on State Land Areas; variable on Controlled Hunt Areas

Hunting Hours ½ hour before sunrise to sunset.

License & Permits Firearms hunting license and a state land lottery permit or a controlled hunt area lottery permit. Only one of these permit types may be bought each year. Lottery permits for state land and controlled hunt areas must be applied for by June 1st. Persons rejected for a Lottery Permit may obtain a State Land No-Lottery Permit.

Legal Firearms 12, 16, or 20 gauge breech loading shotgun loaded with single soft alloy projectile ammunition. Rifled or smoothbore barrels allowed. Shotgun must not be capable of holding more than 3 shells.

Special Conditions

Deer Lottery Changes

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 FOR Litchfield – Hartford Counties, Middlesex – Tolland Counties, Windham – New London Counties and Fairfield – New Haven Counties. TO HUNT THOSE AREAS YOU MUST PURCHASE A NO-LOTTERY “A” OR “B” SEASON DEER PERMIT.

New Changes: The department is changing the procedure for applying for the Deer Lottery. Information and instructions will be available in June 2013. For futher details, check the department’s website at www.ct.gov/deep/DeerLottery

Lottery Questions: Email michael.gregonis@ct.gov or call the Deer Program at 860-642-7239.

Lottery “A” Season Areas

Area

Location

Town(s)

Quota

Acres

Area 7

Pootatuck SF

New Fairfield

53

1,103

Area 8

Paugussett SF

Newtown

97

1,947

Area 9

Naugatuck SF

Oxford, Beacon Falls*

207

4,154

Area 11

Meshomasic SF

Portland*

481

9,099

Wangunk Meadows WMA

Portland

637

Area 12

Salmon River SF

Colchester*

410

6,980

Silivio O. Conte NWR

Haddam

285

Larson Lot WMA

Colchester

240

Wopowog WMA

E. Hampton, Haddam

475

Area 15

Nathan Hale SF

Coventry*

157

1,455

Nye Holman SF

Tolland*

786

Kollar WMA

Tolland

911

Area 27

Camp Columbia SF

Morris

22

470

Area 53

NU-Maromas (Co-op)

Middletown

70

1,400

Area 54

NU-Skiff Mt. (Co-op)

Sharon

35

710

* and adjacent town or towns

Lottery “A” and “B” Season Areas

Area

Location

Town(s)

Quota

Acres

Area 26

Trout Brook Valley SP

Easton

15

330

Area 28

Naugatuck SF Quillinan Reservoir Block

Ansonia

25

511

Area 51

Yale Forest^

Union*

230

7,700

Area 52

Bristol Water Co.

Harwinton

75

4,500

Area 56

Centennial Watershed SF^^

Easton, Weston*

140

3,450

Area 58

MDC Nepaug Resevoir Valentine Block** ^

New Hartford*

53

1,075

Area 59

MDC Nepaug Resevoir Pine Hill Block** ^

New Hartford

16

325

* and adjacent town or towns

** Special Requirements: Hunters selected for the MDC Nepaug Reservoir Areas 58 and 59 will be required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt meeting, pass a background check conducted by MDC, and sign a waiver of liability, before receiving access for hunting.

^ No access during Junior Hunter Training Days.

^^No access during Junior Hunter Training Days except for junior hunters who have been awarded a permit for this area.

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