2024 Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide


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

2024 Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide (downloadable PDF)

2024-Guía-de-caza-y-captura-de-Connecticut (downloadable PDF)

2023-2024 Connecticut Migratory Bird Hunting Guide

2024 Hunting Season Summary (From 2024 printed guide)

2024 Public Hunting Area List (From 2024 printed guide. Includes information on type of hunting permitted, town, acreage, and any special conditions.)

Public Hunting Area Maps

Sunrise/Sunset Table for 2024

2023 Connecticut Wild Turkey Program Report

2022 Connecticut Deer Program Summary

Tagging and Reporting Deer and Turkey Harvests 

Buy Your License Online

Take a Firearms or Bowhunting Safety Course

Sign up for Hunter Highlights, an electronic newsletter dedicated to hunting and trapping in Connecticut. 

Contact the Wildlife Division

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

Hunters: Help Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade 

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Content last updated on May 1, 2024.