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Fairfield – New Haven Counties

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● 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.

Fairfield – New Haven Counties

Wildlife Management Areas

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

Aldo Leopold WMA*

308

Southbury

554

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles E. Wheeler WMA*

312

Stratford, Milford, Orange

812

 

 

 

 

East River Marsh WMA*

314

Guilford

147

 

 

East Swamp WMA*

315

Bethel

85

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Harbor WMA*

317

Guilford

220

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quinnipiac River Marsh

325

North Haven

564

State Forests

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centennial Watershed State Forest*

310

Easton, Weston, etc.

7,184

 

 

 

 

 

Centennial Watershed State Forest* (formerly Bpt. Hydr.)

311

Monroe, Shelton

178

B

Naugatuck State Forest

319

Oxford, Beacon Falls, etc.

4,154

 

 

Naugatuck State Forest (Great Hill Block)

320

Seymour

322

 

 

Naugatuck State Forest* (Quillinan Reservoir Block)

321

Ansonia, Seymour

597

B

Paugussett State Forest

322

Newtown

1,947

B

Pootatuck State Forest

324

New Fairfield

1,103

State Parks

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bennett’s Pond State Park

309

Ridgefield

460

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collis P. Huntington State Park

313

Bethel, Newtown, Redding

1,040

 

 

 

 

 

 

George C. Waldo State Park

316

Southbury

150

 

 

 

Wooster Mountain State Park

328

Danbury

359

Flood Control Areas

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

Great Swamp Flood Control Area

318

Ridgefield

341

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

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

 

 

 

Meriden Rod & Gun Club

 

Meriden, Cheshire

1,364

 

 

 

 

 

Pequonnock Valley*

323

Trumbull

176

 

 

Quinnipiac River State Park*

326

North Haven

342

 

 

 

 

 

Seymour Fish & Game Club

 

Oxford

100

 

 

 

Trout Brook Valley State Park*

327

Easton

330

 

 

 

 

 

Wallingford Town Owned Area

 

Wallingford

840

 SPECIAL CONDITIONS


Aldo Leopold WMA:
Very limited off-road parking available on Kuhne, Purchase Brook, Little York and East Flat Hill roads.

Charles E. Wheeler WMA: Access points from under I95 bridge and at east end of Court Street, Milford.

East River WMA: Access by boat only.

Great Harbor WMA: Reached by leaving southwest corner of Guilford Green and going west on Water Street or Rte. 146 for a distance of 1.7 miles. Area is north and south of road.

East Swamp WMA: Entrance by Little League Ball Field area off Maple Avenue.

Centennial Watershed State Forest: Easton, Weston, Monroe, Newtown, Trumbull. Portions open to deer bowhunting by special access permits only. Access permits available from the Aquarion Water Company’s Aspetuck Environmental Center, 714 Black Rock Road (Rte. 58), Easton. Consult the DEEP’s website (www.ct.gov/deep/hunting) for updated information.

Centennial Watershed State Forest: Monroe — east of Rte 25 in Upper Stepney, east on Pepper Street and right on Gardner Road (property west of Gardner Road). 34 acre parcel on Hattertown Rd. is open to deer/turkey bowhunting only. Shelton — north of Means Brook Reservoir off Saw Mill Road (east of Means Brook).

Great Swamp Flood Control Area: All portions north of Farmingville Road are closed to firearms hunting and open for bowhunting only.

Naugatuck State Forest – Quillinan Reservoir Block: No access or parking from Deerfield Lane or Ansonia Nature Center property. Area west of Clinton Road has been designated as a Deer Bowhunting only area. Closed to waterfowl hunting.

Paugussett State Forest: Areas north and south which front Rte. 34 are closed to all firearms hunting. These sections have been designated as Deer Bowhunting Only areas. Other areas of the forest that are open to firearms hunting are open for the regular state land bowhunting seasons.

Pequonnock Valley Permit-Required Area: Special restrictions apply. Hunting permitted on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only from third Saturday in October through the Saturday prior to Christmas Day.

Quinnipiac River State Park Permit-Required Area: Access from Banton Street.

Trout Brook Valley State Park: Portions of area open for deer and turkey hunting. Fall bowhunting for deer and turkey, spring turkey hunting, fall firearms turkey hunting and muzzleloader deer hunting by special access permit only. Access permits available from Greiser Store, Rte. 136 and Center Rd., Easton.

Wallingford Town Owned Area: Hunting permitted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays only from third Saturday in October through the last day in February.

 

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