State of Connecticut Contacts

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State of Connecticut

Dannel P. Malloy, Governor

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Robert Klee, Commissioner

Susan Whalen, Deputy Commissioner

Bureau of Natural Resources

William Hyatt, Chief

Wildlife Division

Richard Jacobson, Director

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us at 860-418-5910 or deep.accommodations@ct.gov if you: have a disability and need a communication aid or service; have limited proficiency in English and may need information in another language; or if you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint.

This guide is intended to provide a summary of the most pertinent laws and regulations concerning hunting and trapping, and to provide information on these opportunities in Connecticut. No attempt has been made to employ the exact wording of laws and regulations, nor to provide their complete listing. For legal purposes the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies and the General Statutes of Connecticut must be consulted. A listing of the General Statutes of Connecticut can be found on the Connecticut General Assembly website at www.cga.ct.gov and information on state regulations is at https://eregulations.ct.gov.

Directory of Services

For additional information the following DEEP offices may be contacted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note that the DEEP – Licensing Permit Sales Office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Note that the Sales Office closes at noon before major holidays and may close early during periods of severe weather.

Wildlife Division 860-424-3011

Division of Env. Cons. Police 860-424-3012

Licensing and Revenue 860-424-3105

Fisheries Division (Inland) 860-424-FISH

Fisheries Division (Marine) 860-434-6043

State Parks Division 860-424-3200

Forestry Division 860-424-3630

DEEP Home Page www.ct.gov/deep

CT Fish and Wildlife Facebook Page www.Facebook.com/CTFishandWildlife

Field Services

Questions concerning hunting, trapping, fishing, boating, camping, recreational use of state lands, forestry, and law enforcement may be directed to one of the following field offices (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Eastern Area Headquarters 860-295-9523

Western Area Headquarters 860-485-0226

Office of Boating Safety (Old Lyme) 860-434-8638

Marine Patrol (Old Lyme) 860-434-9840

24 Hour Emergency Numbers

Report a Violation 1-800-842-4357

DEEP-Emergency Dispatch 860-424-3333

2018 Summary of Hunting Season Dates

For further information regarding specific bag, possession, and season limits, please visit the pages noted in the table below. See Take a Youth Hunting for details on Junior Hunter Training Days.