Connecticut Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Connecticut Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2021-2022.

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.

Connecticut Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

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.

Connecticut Deer Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
General firearms State LandNov 20-Dec 10
General Firearms Private LandNov 20-Dec 10
General Firearms LandownersNov 1-Dec 10
Muzzleloader State LandDec 11-Dec 24
Muzzleloader State LandDec 11-Dec 31
Bow State LandSept 16-Nov 19 & Dec 25-Dec 31
Bow private LandSept 15-Dec 31

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

Connecticut Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Spring Season firearmsApril 24 – May 25
Fall Season FirearmsOct 5 – Oct 31
Fall  Season BowSept 16 – Dec 31

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

Connecticut Game Birds Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
PheasantJan 1-Feb 28 & Oct 19-Dec 31
Chukar & PartridgeJan 1-Feb 28 & Oct 19-Dec 31
Ruffed GrouseOct 19-Nov 30
QuailOct 19-Nov 2
Ducks & CootsOct 12-Oct 19 7 Nov 9-Jan 9
Canada geeseSept 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 CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Snowshoe HareJan 1-Jan 31 & Nov 16-Dec 31
Gray SquirrelJan 1-Feb 28 & Sept 2-Dec 31
Cottontail Rabbit & European HareJan 1-Feb 28 & Sept 2-Dec 31
WoodchuckMar 15-Nov 15

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

Connecticut Furbearers  Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
CoyoteJan 1-Dec 31
Red & Grey foxesJan 1-Feb 28 & Oct 19-Dec 31
RacoonJan 1- jan 19 & Oct 19-Dec 31
OpossumJan 1- Jan 19 & Oct 19-Dec 31

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

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.


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