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Summary of Hunting Season Dates

Hunting Regulations Icon Connecticut Hunting

For further information regarding specific bag, possession, and season limits, please visit the pages noted in the table below.

Game Birds

Season

Season Dates

Upland Birds

Pheasant A

Jan. 2 – Feb. 28
Oct. 21 – Dec. 30

Chukar and Hungarian Partridge A

Jan. 2 – Feb. 28
Oct. 21 – Dec. 30

Ruffed Grouse A

Oct. 21 – Nov. 30

Quail A B

Oct. 21 – Nov. 4

Crow C

Jan. 14 – Mar. 25 (Mon through Sat)
Aug. 12 – Oct. 13 (Wed, Fri, Sat)
Oct. 21 – Nov. 29 (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 Areas with extended season dates.

C Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp required.

SMALL GAME MAMMALS

Season

Season Dates

Gray Squirrel

Jan. 2 – Feb. 28
Sep. 1 – Dec. 30

Cottontail Rabbit
European Hare

Jan. 2– Feb. 28
Oct. 21 – Dec. 30

Snowshoe Hare

Jan. 2 – Jan. 31
Nov. 18 – Dec. 30

Woodchuck

Mar. 15 – Nov. 15

Furbearers

Season

Season Dates

Coyote

Jan. 2 – Dec. 30

Red & Gray Foxes

Jan. 2 – Feb. 28
Oct. 21 – Dec. 30

Raccoon & Opossum

Jan. 2 – Jan. 21
Oct. 21 – Dec. 30

Turkey

Season

Season Dates

Spring Turkey A

State Land
Private Land
Landowner

Apr. 26 – May 27

Fall Turkey Archery A

Private Land (zones 11–12)

Jan. 2 – Jan. 31

Private Land (all zones)

Sep. 15 – Dec. 30

State Land Bowhunting Only Areas

Sep. 15 – Dec. 30

State Land

Sep. 15 – Nov. 14

Dec. 20 – Dec. 30

Fall Turkey Firearms A

State Land
Private Land
Landowner

Oct. 7 – Oct. 31

A Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamp required.

Deer

Season

Season Dates

Deer Bowhunting

Private Land (zones 11–12)

Jan. 1 – Jan. 31

Private Land (Zones 2, 3, 4A)

Sep. 15 – Dec. 30

Private Land (Zones 1, 4B, and 5 through 12)

Sep. 15 – Dec. 31

State Land Bowhunting Only Areas

Sep. 15 – Dec. 30

State Land

Sep. 15 – Nov. 14
Dec. 20 – Dec. 30

Deer Shotgun –
State Controlled Areas

No Lottery “A” Season

Nov. 15 – Nov. 24

No Lottery “B” Season

Nov. 25 – Dec. 5

Deer Lottery

Archery-Only Controlled Hunt Lottery

Sep. 15 – Dec. 15

State Land and Controlled Hunt
Lottery “A” Season

Nov. 15 – Nov. 24

State Land and Controlled Hunt
Lottery “B” Season

Nov. 25 – Dec. 5

Deer Shotgun/Rifle – Private Lands

Shotgun/Rifle

Nov. 15 – Dec. 5

Landowner

Nov. 1 – Dec. 30

Deer Muzzleloader

Private Land

Dec. 6 – Dec. 30

State Land

Dec. 6 – Dec. 19