Connecticut Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Connecticut Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out "When Is Hunting Season for Connecticut?"

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The Connecticut hunting season website describes some of the Pheasant hunting in this State as follows: 

Goshen WMA, Goshen  - This area consists of over 900 acres of land and includes several large fields with ideal cover for pheasants. Stocking activities will result in nearly 880 birds being released at this area. Wangunk Meadows WMA, Portland - With nearly 600 acres of fields on the north side of the Portland Fairgrounds, this is an ideal place to hunt pheasants. Enjoy a scenic walk along the Connecticut River and work your way through fields planted with pumpkins as you look for one of the 680 pheasants released here. Mansfield Hollow Lake State Leased Hunting Area, Mansfield/Chaplin - Tolland and Windham County: This state-leased area consists of over 2,000 acres of land and includes the Mansfield Field Trial Area. Approximately 845 birds will be stocked at two locations.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority's Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

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Deer Hunting Season
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Connecticut Deer Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

General firearms State Land

Nov 20-Dec 10

General Firearms Private Land

Nov 20-Dec 10

General Firearms Landowners

Nov 1-Dec 10

Muzzleloader State Land

Dec 11-Dec 24

Muzzleloader State Land

Dec 11-Dec 31

Bow State Land

Sept 16-Nov 19 & Dec 25-Dec 31

Bow private Land

Sept 15-Dec 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Connecticut Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Spring Season firearms

April 24 - May 25

Fall Season Firearms

Oct 5 - Oct 31

Fall  Season Bow

Sept 16 - Dec 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Connecticut Game Birds Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Pheasant

Jan 1-Feb 28 & Oct 19-Dec 31

Chukar & Partridge

Jan 1-Feb 28 & Oct 19-Dec 31

Ruffed Grouse

Oct 19-Nov 30

Quail

Oct 19-Nov 2

Ducks & Coots

Oct 12-Oct 19 7 Nov 9-Jan 9

Canada geese

Sept 2-Sept 30 & Dec 18-Feb 15

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Connecticut Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Snowshoe Hare

Jan 1-Jan 31 & Nov 16-Dec 31

Gray Squirrel

Jan 1-Feb 28 & Sept 2-Dec 31

Cottontail Rabbit & European Hare

Jan 1-Feb 28 & Sept 2-Dec 31

Woodchuck

Mar 15-Nov 15

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Connecticut Furbearers  Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Coyote

Jan 1-Dec 31

Red & Grey foxes

Jan 1-Feb 28 & Oct 19-Dec 31

Racoon

Jan 1- jan 19 & Oct 19-Dec 31

Opossum

Jan 1- Jan 19 & Oct 19-Dec 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

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