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Tagging & Reporting

Hunting Regulations Icon Connecticut Hunting

Tagging and Reporting Instructions

  1. Immediately upon making your kill, complete a Deer/Turkey Harvest Tag. The Harvest Tag must be kept with your deer or turkey until it is processed for consumption. While transporting your kill, you may keep the Harvest Tag in your pocket or wallet. However, if you leave the kill, the completed Harvest Tag must remain with the animal.
  2. All turkeys and deer taken must be reported within 24 hours via the internet at www.ct.gov/deep/hunting or by telephone at the toll-free number, 1-877-337-4868. To report your deer or turkey, you will need to know the 3-digit number code of the town in which the animal was killed. If you killed your deer or turkey on state land, you will also need to know the 3-digit number code of the public hunting area.

How do I report my deer and turkey kills and get a confirmation number?

You can report your kill on the Department’s website or by calling the toll free number 1-877-337-4868. After reporting, you will be given a confirmation number to write on your Harvest Tag. This confirmation number serves as proof that you have legally reported your kill. You may find that submitting kill reports on the Department’s website is easier than using the telephone reporting system. The telephone reporting system uses a live attendant that will ask you a series of questions to obtain harvest information. On the website, you answer questions by using convenient drop-down menus. Other advantages of using the website is that you can review reports that you have previously submitted and print out copies of these reports.

Reporting by Telephone: Call 1-877-337-4868 (1-877-DEP-HUNT)

Reporting on the Internet: Go to www.ct.gov/deep/hunting and look for the link for reporting deer and turkey harvests.

Harvest REPORT INFORMATION

Before reporting your harvest, use this form to make sure you have all of the information you need to accurately report your harvest.

Number of Deer Observed

Fawns Does Bucks

Conservation ID#

(5 or 6 digits on license)

4-Digit Year of

Your Birth

(e.g. 1960)

PERMIT TYPE/SEASON

(e.g. Archery Deer, Spring Turkey, etc.)

2-Digit Month of Kill

(01 to 12)

2-Digit Day of Kill

(01 to 31)

3-Digit Town Code

3-Digit Public Hunting Area Code

if applicable

Land Type

(Private or State)

Tag Type

(e.g. Antlerless, Either Sex, etc.)

TYPE OF HUNTING IMPLEMENT

(e.g. Rifle, Shotgun, Bow, etc.)

Age/Sex Description

See Turkey Age/Sex

Number of Points

(00 to 24) if applicable

HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY

This program allows hunters to donate their game to charitable food organizations. The meat must be processed and refrigerated. Whole deer may also be donated through participating processors.

For information on where you can donate, call one of the following Hunters for the Hungry contacts:

Bob Crook
203-245-8076
Madison

Bob Jean
860-608-8555
Oakdale

John Michelotti
203-629-8772
Greenwich

Guy Rosato
860-350-1001
New Milford

Warren Speh
860-536-6640
North Stonington

Share your harvest with
those in need!

DEEP
On-line Store

The DEEP Store is a must for any Connecticut outdoor enthusiast. We carry hundreds of publications about our state, including information about wildlife, fishing, boating, biking, hiking, wetlands, and plant life. All of the USGS topographic maps of Connecticut are also available for purchase.

Visit us on the Web at:
www.ct.gov/deep/store

Contact Information
Phone: 860-424-3555
Fax: 860-424-4122
E-mail: deep.store@ct.gov

Turkey Identification Guidelines

Use the chart below to identify the age and sex of your turkey before reporting your harvest.

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Fall Turkey

Spring Turkey

Adult Tom

Juvenile Tom or Jake

Adult Hen

Juvenile Hen

Unsure of Sex/Age

Adult Tom

Juvenile Tom or Jake

Bearded Hen

Unsure of Sex/Age

Beard longer than
6 inches

Beard shorter than
6 inches

Beard longer than
6 inches

Beard shorter than
6 inches

Spur longer than ½ inch

Spur shorter than ½ inch

Spur longer than ½ inch

Spur shorter than ½ inch

Outer two wing feathers pointed with no barring

Outer two wing feathers rounded with barring to the tip

n/a

Breast feathers
black-tipped

Breast feathers
buff-tipped

n/a

n/a

Tail fan smooth in shape

Middle tail feathers longer
than others

TOWNs 3-DIGIT NUMBER CODES FOR REPORTING YOUR HARVEST

001

Andover

044

East Haven

086

Montville

128

Simsbury

002

Ansonia

045

East Lyme

087

Morris

129

Somers

003

Ashford

046

Easton

088

Naugatuck

130

Southbury

004

Avon

047

East Windsor

089

New Britain

131

Southington

005

Barkhamsted

048

Ellington

090

New Canaan

132

South Windsor

006

Beacon Falls

049

Enfield

091

New Fairfield

133

Sprague

007

Berlin

050

Essex

092

New Hartford

134

Stafford

008

Bethany

051

Fairfield

093

New Haven

135

Stamford

009

Bethel

052

Farmington

094

Newington

136

Sterling

010

Bethlehem

053

Franklin

095

New London

137

Stonington

011

Bloomfield

054

Glastonbury

096

New Milford

138

Stratford

012

Bolton

055

Goshen

097

Newtown

139

Suffield

013

Bozrah

056

Granby

098

Norfolk

140

Thomaston

014

Branford

057

Greenwich

099

North Branford

141

Thompson

015

Bridgeport

058

Griswold

100

North Canaan

142

Tolland

016

Bridgewater

059

Groton

101

North Haven

143

Torrington

017

Bristol

060

Guilford

102

North Stonington

144

Trumbull

018

Brookfield

061

Haddam

103

Norwalk

145

Union

019

Brooklyn

062

Hamden

104

Norwich

146

Vernon

020

Burlington

063

Hampton

105

Old Lyme

147

Voluntown

021

Canaan

064

Hartford

106

Old Saybrook

148

Wallingford

022

Canterbury

065

Hartland

107

Orange

149

Warren

023

Canton

066

Harwinton

108

Oxford

150

Washington

024

Chaplin

067

Hebron

109

Plainfield

151

Waterbury

025

Cheshire

068

Kent

110

Plainville

152

Waterford

026

Chester

069

Killingly

111

Plymouth

153

Watertown

027

Clinton

070

Killingworth

112

Pomfret

154

Westbrook

028

Colchester

071

Lebanon

113

Portland

155

West Hartford

029

Colebrook

072

Ledyard

114

Preston

156

West Haven

030

Columbia

073

Lisbon

115

Prospect

157

Weston

031

Cornwall

074

Litchfield

116

Putnam

158

Westport

032

Coventry

075

Lyme

117

Redding

159

Wethersfield

033

Cromwell

076

Madison

118

Ridgefield

160

Willington

034

Danbury

077

Manchester

119

Rocky Hill

161

Wilton

035

Darien

078

Mansfield

120

Roxbury

162

Winchester

036

Deep River

079

Marlborough

121

Salem

163

Windham

037

Derby

080

Meriden

122

Salisbury

164

Windsor

038

Durham

081

Middlebury

123

Scotland

165

Windsor Locks

039

Eastford

082

Middlefield

124

Seymour

166

Wolcott

040

East Granby

083

Middletown

125

Sharon

167

Woodbridge

041

East Haddam

084

Milford

126

Shelton

168

Woodbury

042

East Hampton

085

Monroe

127

Sherman

169

Woodstock

043

East Hartford