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Litchfield – Hartford 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.

Litchfield – Hartford Counties

Wildlife Management Areas

Code

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barber Pond WMA

203

Bloomfield,Windsor

75

 

 

Cedar Swamp WMA

208

New Hartford, Torrington

278

 

 

 

East Twin Lakes Water Access Area

211

Salisbury

98

AB

Goshen WMA

213

Goshen

967

 

 

Housatonic River WMA

215

Kent

556

 

 

Newgate WMA

225

East Granby

451

AB

Robbins Swamp WMA

231

Canaan

1,569

 

 

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232

Harwinton

1,975

 

 

Simsbury WMA

234

Simsbury

223

 

 

 

Suffield WMA

236

Suffield

195

State Forests

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

AB

Algonquin State Forest

201

Colebrook

668

AB

American Legion State Forest

202

Barkhamsted

1,037

B

Camp Columbia State Forest

207

Morris

600

AB

Centennial Watershed State Forest (Canaan Block)*

209

Canaan

146

 

 

Enders State Forest (Worthen Parcel)*

332

Granby

377

AB

Housatonic State Forest (including former Wickwire parcel)

216

Sharon, etc.

11,284

AB

Mattatuck State Forest

219

Watertown

4,673

AB

Nassahegon State Forest

223

Burlington

1,227

AB

Nepaug State Forest

224

New Hartford

1,367

AB

Paugnut State Forest

229

Torrington

1,644

AB

Peoples State Forest

230

Barkhamsted

2,942

AB

Topsmead State Forest (north and west of Rte. 118)

239

Litchfield

179

AB

Tunxis State Forest

240

Hartland, etc.

9,518

AB

Wyantenock State Forest

243

Cornwall, etc.

4,083

State Parks

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

John Minetto State Park

217

Torrington

715

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Riga State Park

222

Salisbury

315

 

 

Sunnybrook State Park (west of Newfield Rd.)

237

Torrington

444

State-Leased and Other Public Access Areas

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

 

CT Light & Power (borders Newgate WMA)

210

East Granby

180

AB

MDC – Colebrook Reservoir/Hogback Dam

220

Colebrook, Hartland, etc.

4,159

 

 

 

 

MDC – Greenwoods Pond

221

New Hartford

400

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

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

 

 

 

Flaherty Field Trial Area (Pelton’s Pasture)*

212

East Windsor

498

 

 

 

 

 

Nod Brook Management Area*

226

Avon, Simsbury

137

Flood Control Areas

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

Black Rock Lake (state and federally owned)

204

Thomaston, Watertown

400

 

 

 

Bloomfield Flood Control Area (Site 1)

205

Bloomfield

325

 

 

 

 

 

Bloomfield Flood Control Area (Site 2)

206

Bloomfield

300

 

AB

Hancock Brook Lake (federally owned)

214

Plymouth

707

 

 

Mad River Dam Flood Control Area

218

Winchester

517

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northfield Brook Lake (federally owned)

227

Thomaston

208

 

 

Sucker Brook Flood Control Area

235

Winchester

64

 

 

 

Thomaston Dam (federally owned)

238

Thomaston, Harwinton, etc.

850

 

 

Whiting River Flood Control Area

241

North Canaan

49

 

 

Wood Creek Flood Control Area

242

Norfolk

111

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

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

 

 

 

Bristol Fish & Game Association*

 

Harwinton, Plymouth

1,663

B

NU-Skiff Mtn. Coop WMA*

228

Sharon

710

 

 

 

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233

Burlington

777

 

 

 

 

 

Stanley Works Coop WMA

 

Kent, Cornwall

1,100

 

 

 

 

 

Suffield Sportsmen’s Assoc.*

 

Suffield, East Granby

1,164

 SPECIAL CONDITIONS


Camp Columbia State Forest:
A portion of Camp Columbia State Forest is a Designated Deer Bowhunting Only Area.

Centennial Watershed State Forest – Canaan Block: The 146 acre parcel of the forest west of Old North Road is open to hunting. All other areas of Centennial Watershed SF in Canaan are closed to hunting.

Enders State Forest – Worthen Parcel: Designated Deer Bowhunting Only Area. Access and parking from Rte 20/Fox Rd. gate only. Portions closed to all hunting.

Flaherty Field Trial Area: Turn east from Rte. 5 opposite East Windsor High School. Shooting and non-shooting field trial area.

Nod Brook Management Area: Avon, Simsbury between Farmington River and railroad tracks, off Rte. 10, approximately 1 mile north of Rte. 10/Rte. 44 junction in Avon. Shooting and non-shooting field trial area. Closed during events.

Black Rock Lake: Portions of area open to hunting through cooperation of the Army Corps of Engineers. Firearms hunting on federal land limited to shotgun ammunition only.

Bloomfield Flood Control Areas Site 2: Site 2 is leased to the town of Bloomfield and a special permit from the town clerk is required to hunt small game under special restrictions. Open during the pheasant season only. Site 3 is no longer open to hunting.

Hancock Brook Lake: Open to hunting through cooperation of the Army Corps of Engineers. Firearms hunting limited to shotgun ammunition only. Target or trap shooting prohibited.

Thomaston Dam: Open to hunting through cooperation of the Army Corps of Engineers. Firearms hunting limited to shotgun ammunition only. Waterfowl or small game hunting prohibited between March 30 and the third Saturday in October. Target or trap shooting prohibited.

Bristol Fish & Game Permit-Required Area: Special restrictions apply. See vendor for details.

NU-Skiff Mtn. Coop WMA: Sharon (east and west of Skiff Mtn. Road). Leased from Northeast Utilities.

Sessions Woods WMA: Area open to fall bowhunting for deer or turkey by permit. Portions open for firearms turkey hunting by daily permit. Permits issued in accordance with the procedures used for other Permit-Required Hunting Areas. Waterfowl hunting by daily permit in designated blind only. Handicapped hunters are given preference in the distribution of waterfowl hunting permits. Permits available at the Sessions Woods office on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Suffield Sportsmen’s Assoc. Permit-Required Area: From North Street, Windsor Locks, north to Massachusetts state line, east to the Connecticut River, and south to Russel Road, East Granby.

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