Connecticut Migratory Bird Hunting Guide

Information and dates for the 2024-2025 Connecticut Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons will be posted in summer 2024. Stay tuned.

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. 

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 March 2024.