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Game Bird Seasons

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Season

Season Dates

Upland Birds

See Migratory Game Bird Hunting for limit information

Pheasant A

Jan. 1 – Feb. 28
Oct. 20 – Dec. 31

Chukar and Hungarian Partridge A

Jan. 1 – Feb. 28
Oct. 20 – Dec. 31

Ruffed Grouse A

Oct. 20 – Nov. 30

Quail A B

Oct. 20 – Nov. 3

Crow C

Jan. 13 – Mar. 24 (Mon through Sat)
Aug. 11 – Oct. 13 (Wed, Fri, Sat)
Oct. 20 – Dec. 1 (Wed, Fri, Sat)

Woodcock – Snipe – Rails C

See current Migratory Bird
Hunting Guide; State stamp required

Waterfowl C
(ducks, mergansers, geese, and coot)

See current Migratory Bird
Hunting Guide

State and federal stamps required

A Connecticut Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamp required.

B See Migratory Game Bird Hunting for areas with extended season dates.

C Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp required.