Connecticut Hunting News

Connecticut DEP Credit System Ready Dec. 1st

Governor M. Jodi Rell announced that hunters and anglers who bought 2010 licenses after fees had been doubled can apply for a credit toward purchasing lower cost 2011 licenses beginning December 1.

Revolvers Allowed for Deer Hunting in Connecticut

The Department of Environmental Protection announced that beginning this fall hunters will have the option to use a revolver to hunt deer on private lands of 10 or more acres. The change was made possible by a new law (PA 10-99) enacted during the 2010 legislative session and subsequent agency regulations which were approved on September 28, 2010.

Connecticut Archery Deer and Turkey Opens Oct. 15th

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds sportsmen that the 2010 fall archery hunting season for deer and wild turkey opens September 15. From September 15 to December 31, bowhunters can hunt for both deer and turkeys on designated state lands and on private land where they have written permission of the landowner. In zone 11 (Fairfield County area) and zone 12 (Connecticut shoreline towns), archery hunters can hunt for deer and turkeys from September 15, 2010, until January 31, 2011.

Connecticut Launches New Website
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) launched a new website, Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online.
SCOTUS to Consider First Amendment Rights
With the U.S. Supreme Court slated to hear arguments tomorrow in the United States v. Stevens, No. 08-769, the National Shooting Sports Foundation encourages the court to support the First Amendment rights of all media to show images of hunting and fishing.
Connecticut DEP's New Reporting and Tagging of Harvest Regs
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced new regulations that will affect deer and turkey hunting this upcoming season.
Connecticut Turkey Season Opens May 6th
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds outdoorsmen and women that the 2009 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season will run from May 6-30.
Connecticut's Glastonbury Shooting Range Reopening May 9th
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the Glastonbury Shooting Range is scheduled to re-open for supervised public use starting Saturday, May 9, 2009.
Connecticut DEP Culls Deer at Bluff Point Coastal Reserve
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has begun its annual effort to cull the size of the deer population at Bluff Point Coastal Reserve, Groton.
Connecticut DEP Announces Opening Days
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection has announced the Opening Days of upcoming fall firearms hunting seasons. Peak hunting occurs during early morning and late afternoon, primarily during the period from mid-October through mid-December.