Connecticut Hunting News

Connecticut Takes Steps Towards Sunday Hunting

DeerConnecticut proponents of Sunday hunting hope they can soon say, “And on the seventh day He hunted.”

Connecticut is one of six states that does not allow hunting on Sundays, but Dan Esty, commissioner of energy and environmental protection, hopes to coax lawmakers to finally lift the ban.

Connecticut DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Make Arrest for Hunting Under the Influence

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Police (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police officers yesterday arrested Raymond Lass, 22, of Bristol, on charges of Hunting Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs and Possession of Marijuana.  Lass was arrested in Aldo Leopold Wildlife Management Area, Southbury.

Connecticut Wildlife Management Areas a Benefit of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding you that if you’ve ever purchased firearms or ammunition, bows, arrows, fishing lures, rods and reels, hunting or fishing licenses, or fueled up your boat, then you are part of the most successful effort to conserve fish and wildlife in America – the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Programs.

Connecticut DEEP 2012 Preseason Trout Stocking Well Underway

Find your rods, dust off your lures, check your waders, and get ready for opening day of trout fishing season! T he Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is also gearing up for the 2012 season.  DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division began its annual spring trout stocking early this year, on February 17th, and expects to have 376,000 trout stocked throughout the state by Opening Day on April 21, 2012.

Glastonbury, Connecticut Shooting Range Re-opens for 2012 Season

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that the Glastonbury Shooting Range is scheduled to re-open for supervised public use starting Saturday, April 7, 2012. 

Connecticut 2012 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 25

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds hunters that the 2012 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season runs from April 25 to May 26.

Rehabilitated Golden Eagle with Transmitter Makes Return Trip to Connecticut

A golden eagle that was rehabilitated, fitted with a solar-powered transmitter, and released in northwest Connecticut in March 2011, was recently located back in the same area where it was originally found. The eagle was originally found injured in February 2011 by a snowmobiler in Amenia, New York, near the New York/Connecticut border.

Windsor, Connecticut Man Arrested for Illegally Killing Black Bear at His Residence

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today charged John G. Rocha, 82, of Poquonock Avenue, Windsor with illegally killing a black bear.  He was also charged with Negligent Hunting in the fourth degree.  Mr. Rocha was released on a promise to appear in Enfield Superior Court on January 17, 2012. 

EnCon Police Make Arrest for Deer Hunting Violation in Connecticut
Information Came to Light Through YouTube Video
Officers from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) Division of State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today arrested Anthony Piana, 44, of 69 Bruning Road New Hartford, on charges related to a deer hunting violation.
Piana came to the attention of EnCon Police officers through a video that had been posted on the Internet site Youtube, which showed him killing a white tail deer.  EnCon Police officers were able to gather evidence
Connecticut Bats Could Use a Treat this Halloween

As Halloween approaches, images of bats are everywhere. From store decorations to Caped Crusader costumes for people and even pets, bats are a focal point for the season.  Unfortunately, in recent years, bats have received far more tricks than treats.

In less than four years, white-nose syndrome (WNS) has killed thousands of Connecticut’s bats and more than a million bats throughout the Northeast.  It has spread to over a dozen states and two Canadian provinces, leaving a trail of ecological havoc in its wake.