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Windham – New London 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.

Windham – New London Counties

Wildlife Management Areas

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

AB

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

272

North Stonington

687

AB

Barn Island WMA*

273

Stonington

1,014

AB

Bartlett Brook WMA*

274

Lebanon

684

 

 

Bear Hill WMA* 23238.png

275

Bozrah

357

AB

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

278

North Franklin

684

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Island WMA*

279

Old Lyme

504

 

 

Little River Fish and Wildlife Area

283

Hampton

58

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord’s Cove WMA*

284

Lyme

265

 

 

 

Nott Island*

289

Lyme

82

AB

Quinebaug River WMA

294

Canterbury, Plainfield

1,646

 

 

 

 

 

Quinebaug River WMA (Aspinook Pond)*

295

Canterbury

27

AB

Rose Hill WMA*

297

Preston, Ledyard

613

 

 

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

298

Killingly, Sterling

277

AB

Spignesi WMA* (formerly Pudding Hill WMA)

302

Scotland

469

AB

Talbot WMA

304

Scotland

475

AB

Zemko Pond WMA

307

Salem

463

State Forests

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

AB

Mohegan State Forest (including Waldo Tract)

285

Scotland, etc.

962

AB

Natchaug State Forest

286

Eastford, etc.

13,677

AB

Nehantic State Forest

287

East Lyme, etc.

5,251

AB

Nipmuck State Forest

288

Union, etc.

9,289

AB

Pachaug State Forest

290

Voluntown, etc.

26,135

AB

Quaddick State Forest

293

Thompson

1,109

B

Salmon River State Forest (including Holbrook Pond)

300

Colchester, etc.

6,980

State Parks

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

 

 

 

Beaver Brook State Park

276

Windham

401

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bigelow Hollow State Park

277

Union, etc.

513

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harkness Memorial State Park (Verkade Property)

280

Waterford

157

 

 

Killingly Pond State Park

281

Killingly

174

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pomeroy State Park

292

Lebanon

286

AB

Red Cedar Lake (Camp Mooween)

296

Lebanon

577

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ross Pond State Park

299

Killingly

314

 

 

 

 

Selden Neck State Park (Selden Island)

301

Lyme

531

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

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

AB

Pease Brook WMA (access by Horiska Rd.)

291

Lebanon

206

AB

Sugarbrook Field Trial Area*

303

Plainfield

200

Flood Control Areas

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

AB

West Thompson Dam (federal public land) 23229.png

305

Thompson

1,950

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

CODE

Town(s)

Acres

 

 

Lebanon Coop Mgmt. Area

282

Lebanon, Colchester

214

 

 

 

 

 

Norwich Fish & Game Assoc. (South)

 

Norwich

700

 

 

 

 

 

Sprague Rod & Gun Club

 

Franklin, Sprague, etc.

420

 

 

 

 

 

Woodstock Landowners*

 

Woodstock

1,156

 

 

 

Yale Forest (owned by Yale University)

306

Eastford, Union, Ashford

7,700

 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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