Connecticut Migratory Bird Hunting Guide

Overview of the 2023-2024 Connecticut Migratory Bird Hunting Guide

The links on the left page menu are the "table of contents" for the Online 2023-2024 Connecticut Migratory Bird Hunting Guide; use them to find the appropriate sections you are interested in.

Hunters and other outdoor users are advised to take precautions against mosquito bites, such as applying insect repellent and covering bare skin, especially during dusk and dawn when biting mosquitoes are most active. The State Mosquito Management Program is warning Connecticut residents about the risk of infection by eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV). As of September 12, 2023, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has detected EEE-infected mosquitoes in: Hampton, Killingly, Thompson, Tolland, Voluntown, Stonington, Willington, and Woodstock. In addition, WNV-infected mosquitoes have been detected in 33 Connecticut towns. Information on EEE and WNV, mosquito bite prevention, mosquito test results, and human infection updates can be found on the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program website.

Printed copies of the 2023-2024 Migratory Bird Hunting Guide are available at select town halls and DEEP offices.

PDF version of the 2023-2024 Migratory Bird Hunting Guide

What Is New for 2023-2024 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons

This guide provides a summary of the most pertinent laws and regulations concerning the hunting of migratory birds. 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 should be consulted. 

CT Interactive Hunting Area Map (includes areas closed to waterfowl hunting)

Sunrise-Sunset-Tide Table for September 2023 through March 2024.

Tides (weather and stream flows) 

New to migratory bird hunting or interested in taking up the activity again? The Waterfowl Hunting Roadmap helps you get started!

Changes have occurred to HIP permits purchased through third-party license vendors. Learn how the changes affect you. There are no changes if you purchase your HIP permit through DEEP's Outdoor Licensing System

Main Hunting and Trapping Webpage

Content last updated in September 2023.