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2021 Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide


Hunting Dog Training and Field Trial Areas


Hunting is permitted on dog training and field trial areas when field trial events are not scheduled. During field trials, these areas are closed to all other uses. Check the list of scheduled events.

Dog Training Areas

The following areas have been established as Dog Training Areas where hunting dogs may be trained with the use of live birds year-round. Game birds may not be shot on these areas except during the open hunting season.

Only artificially propagated gamebirds (pheasants, chukar partridge, quail, ducks) and pigeons of either sex may be liberated. All birds liberated shall be full winged and capable of maintaining normal flight and shall be in a condition suitable to maintain themselves in the wild. No birds or animals are to be shot except during the open season; use of blank cartridges will be permitted.

  • Nod Brook Wildlife Management Area
  • Flaherty Field Trial Area
  • Pease Brook Wildlife Management Area

Field Trial Areas

The following areas have been established as state-regulated Field Trial Areas. Field trial clubs sanctioned by AKC, NAVHDA, or CASDFTA may obtain permits to use these areas for field trials.

Dates for state land and state-leased areas are scheduled in December of the preceding year. Any group wishing to use one of the above listed areas should contact Laurie Fortin at 860-424-3963 or laurie.fortin@ct.gov in the month of December or earlier.

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Content last updated on November 30, 2020.