Connecticut Hunting News

Results for 2005 Fall Turkey Hunting Season
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently released harvest totals for the 2005 fall turkey hunting season. "The number of turkey hunters and harvest was lower than the pervious year," said Michael Gregonis, Wildlife Biologist with the DEP Wildlife Division.
DEP Announces Deer Herd Reduction Completed at Bluff Point
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the completion of deer management activities at the Bluff Point Coastal Reserve (BPCR) in Groton. Biologists from the DEP’s Wildlife Division culled 20 deer as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecological balance at the Reserve. The activities occurred on five nights during February 2006. By conducting the activities at night fewer DEP resources were required to remove the deer, and the public’s daytime use of the park was not disrupted.
2005 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Opens May 4
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds outdoorsmen that the 2005 Connecticut spring wild turkey hunting season will run from May 4-28. This year will mark the 25th year that sportsmen have hunted turkeys in Connecticut during the modern era.
DEP Announces Deer Herd Reduction Completed at Bluff Point
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the completion of deer management activities at Bluff Point Coastal Reserve (BPCR) in Groton. Biologists from the DEP’s Wildlife Division culled 9 deer as part of its ongoing efforts to restore the ecological balance at the Reserve.
Results Down for 2003 Deer Hunting Season
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that hunters harvested almost 13,000 deer during Connecticut’s 2003 regulated deer hunting seasons. The 2003 harvest increased by six percent over 2002’s harvest of almost 12,000 deer.