NOTICE: COVID-19 UPDATE: The trails and grounds of Connecticut State Parks and Forests are open for solitary outdoor enjoyment. If you plan to visit a park, it should be for solitary recreation, not group activities. Please plan ahead as many amenities and indoor facilities are closed, and visitors must practice social distancing. COVID-19 Updates CT State Parks and Forests

2020 Connecticut Hunting and Trapping GuideCover image of the 2020 Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide.

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A printed version of the 2020 Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide can be obtained anywhere hunting licenses are sold or by calling 860-424-3011.

2020 Season Summary (from 2020 Guide)

2020 Licenses, Permits, and Stamps

Firearms Hunting Licenses

Small Game and Deer Archery

Deer Permits

Bird Hunting Stamps

Hunter Education Requirements

Hunting and Trapping by Minors

Lost License

Licenses for the Disabled

2020 Hunting Laws and Regulations

General Restrictions

Use of Firearms

Use of Bows

Fluorescent Orange

Private Land Permission


Remedial Hunter Education

Laws and Regulations webpage

2020 Small Game Hunting

Resident Game Birds

Migratory Game Birds

Squirrel, Rabbits, Woodchuck

Raccoon and Opossum

Foxes and Coyote

Pheasant Stocking Information

2020 Turkey Hunting

Season Dates and Bag Limits 

Tagging and Reporting

Safety Recommendations for Spring Turkey Hunters

2020 Deer Hunting

Season Dates and Bag Limits 

Deer Lottery

Tagging and Reporting

Use of Attractants while Deer Hunting

Chronic Wasting Disease

Hemorrhagic Disease

2020 Public Hunting Areas

All Hunting Area Maps

Public Hunting Area List (from the 2020 Guide)

Permit-Required Hunting Areas

Dog Training and Field Trial Areas

2020 Trapping

Season Dates and Bag Limits

Private Land Permission Form

Pelt Tagging

Carcass Collections

Legal Methods

Rabies Advisory

2020 Other Information

Junior Hunter Training Days

Sunrise/Sunset Table

Deer and Turkey Management Zone Map

Landowner Liability Release

Trap and Target Shooting

Hunter Harassment


No attempt has been made to employ the exact wording of laws and regulations, nor to provide their complete listing. For legal purposes the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies and the General Statutes of Connecticut must be consulted. (more information on laws and regulations)

Content last updated on February 27, 2020.