The links on the left page menu are the "table of contents" for the Online 2023 Hunting and Trapping Guide; use them to find the appropriate sections you are interested in. A PDF of the 2023 Guide that can be downloaded to a mobile device is also available; see link below. Printed Hunting and Trapping Guides are available in limited quantities at many locations that sell licenses.
Please note that the purpose of the Hunting and Trapping Guide is to provide a summary of the more important rules and regulations governing hunting and trapping in Connecticut and to assist in the enjoyment of your outdoor experience. For legal purposes, the Regulations and State Statutes must be consulted.
Check out our What Is New for 2023 webpage throughout the year to get the latest changes and updates related to hunting in Connecticut, including new hunting areas, changes to existing hunting areas, possible new regulations, and more.
Useful Links for Hunting and Trapping
2023 Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide (downloadable PDF)
2023-Guía-de-caza-y-captura-de-Connecticut (downloadable PDF)
2023 Hunting Season Summary (From 2023 printed guide)
2023 Public Hunting Area List (From 2023 printed guide. Includes information on type of hunting permitted, town, acreage, and any special conditions.)
Sign up for Hunter Highlights, an electronic newsletter dedicated to hunting and trapping in Connecticut.
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Content last updated on November 1, 2023.