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2020-2021 Vendor Replacement Tag Deer Check Stations

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Deer hunters are NOT required to bring their deer to a check station, unless they wish to obtain replacement tags in deer management zones 11 and 12. During all deer seasons, hunters must report their harvests via the Department's website or by calling 1-877-337-4868 within 24 hours.

Replacement antlerless and either-sex tags will ONLY be valid in deer management zones 11 and 12 (Private Land Zone Map). To be eligible to obtain replacement tags, hunters must present their antlerless deer (carcass or head) at a Replacement Tag Deer Check Station and a completed deer harvest tag with a confirmation number. All deer must be brought to a check station within 72 hours of harvest. Hunters must report their harvest online or by phone BEFORE going to a check station (with their deer).


  • Consult the Department's website or the current Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide for information on deer tagging regulations and procedures.

  • The listed hours apply only to the 2020 and January 2021 deer hunting seasons.

  • Because of scheduling changes that may occur, the Wildlife Division suggests you call your intended check station pre-season to verify their hours.

Replacement Tag Deer Check Stations Open September 15, 2020, through January 31, 2021
Vendor Name and Location Telephone Number
East Lyme: Ron's Guns Inc., 194 Boston Post Rd. 
Mon–Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Middlebury: Kevin's Taxidermy, 509 Shadduck Rd.
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Off hours by appointment only -- call posted number
Newtown: Newtown Deer Check, 8 Newfield La.
By appointment only -- call posted number
North Stonington: M & B Sports, 647 Lantern Hill Rd. 
By appointment only -- call posted number  
Norwalk: Fairfield County Firearms and Archery, 4 New Canaan Ave.
Tues-Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ridgefield: Ridgefield Deer Check, 20 Barry Ave. 
By appointment only -- call posted number

Content last updated on August 31, 2020.