Overview of the 2022-2023 Guide
The links on the left page menu are the "table of contents" for the Online 2022-2023 Connecticut Migratory Bird Hunting Guide; use them to find the appropriate sections you are interested in.
Printed copies of the 2022-2023 Migratory Bird Hunting Guide will be available at select town halls, outdoor equipment businesses, and DEEP offices later in the summer of 2022.
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)
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.
Content last updated in June 2022.