Tagging and Reporting Deer and Turkey Harvests 

2024 Harvest Tags and Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

ATTENTION HUNTERS: If you do not receive a confirmation number once you submit a harvest report, DO NOT immediately submit another report. Go back to this Tagging and Reporting webpage; select the “Review Reports” button; and enter the required information. You should be able to view your profile to see if the harvest report was recorded and get the confirmation number if it was (there may be a short lag time before the report shows up).

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  1. Immediately upon making your harvest, complete a Deer/Turkey Harvest Tag (2024 Tags). The Harvest Tag must be kept with your deer or turkey until it is processed for consumption. While transporting your harvest, you may keep the Harvest Tag in your pocket or wallet. However, if you leave the animal, the completed Harvest Tag must remain with it.
  2. Deer hunters are NO longer required to bring their deer to a check station. During the entire season, deer harvests must be reported via the Department's website or by calling 1-877-337-4868 within 24 hours.
  3. All turkeys and deer taken during other periods must be reported within 24 hours via the DEEP's website or by telephone at the toll-free number, 1-877-337-4868 (1-877-DEP-HUNT). The Harvest Report Form provides a list of the information you must submit. to You may find that submitting harvest reports on the website is much easier than using the telephone reporting system (which uses a live attendant who will ask you a series of questions to obtain harvest information). On the website, you answer questions by using convenient drop-down menus. Other advantages of using the website reporting option is that you can review previously submitted reports and print out copies of these reports.
  4. If you report by telephone, you will need to know the 3-digit number code of the town in which the animal was harvested. A table in the Hunting and Trapping Guide lists Connecticut’s 169 towns and their identifying number codes. The Town Number Code Table is also available on the DEEP's website. If you harvested your deer or turkey on state land, you will also need to know the 3-digit number code of the public hunting area. Tables in the printed Hunting and Trapping Guide also list the 3-digit number codes for all of the public hunting areas. The Public Hunting Area Number Code Tables (split into tables for Eastern and Western Connecticut) are also available on the DEEP's website.
  5. After reporting via the internet or by telephone, you will be given a confirmation number to write on your Harvest Tag. This confirmation number will serve as proof that you have legally reported your harvest.
  6. At any time, you can log on to Connecticut's Online Hunter Harvest Reporting System to review the reports you have previously submitted.
Harvest Report Form

Before reporting your harvest, make sure you have all of the information you need to accurately make your report. Need help determining the sex and age of your harvested wild turkey?

Information Requested for Either Deer or Turkeys
No. of Hours Hunted
No. of Deer Observed     ___ Fawns  ___ Does  ___ Bucks
Conservation ID# (5 or 6 digits on license)
4-digit Year of Your Birth (e.g.,1960)
Permit Type/Season (e.g., archery deer, spring turkey, etc.)
2-digit Month of Harvest (01 to 12)
2-digit Day of Harvest (01 to 31)
3-digit Town Code
3-digit Public Hunting Area Code (if applicable)
Land Type (private or state)
Tag Type (e.g., antlerless, either-sex, etc.)
Type of Hunting Implement (e.g., rifle, shotgun, bow, etc.)
Age/Sex Description
Number of Antler Points (00 to 24, if applicable)

Town 3-Digit Number Codes for Reporting Harvests

No. Town No. Town No. Town
001 Andover 058 Griswold
114 Preston
002 Ansonia 059 Groton 115 Prospect
003 Ashford 060 Guilford
116 Putnam
004 Avon 061 Haddam
117 Redding
005 Barkhamsted 062 Hamden
118 Ridgefield
006 Beacon Falls 063 Hampton
119 Rocky Hill
007 Berlin 064 Hartford
120 Roxbury
008 Bethany 065 Hartland
121 Salem
009 Bethel 066 Harwinton
122 Salisbury
010 Bethlehem 067 Hebron
123 Scotland
011 Bloomfield 068 Kent
124 Seymour
012 Bolton 069 Killingly
125 Sharon
013 Bozrah 070 Killingworth
126 Shelton
014 Branford 071 Lebanon
127 Sherman
015 Bridgeport 072 Ledyard
128 Simsbury
016 Bridgewater 073 Lisbon
129 Somers
017 Bristol 074 Litchfield
130 Southbury
018 Brookfield 075 Lyme
131 Southington
019 Brooklyn 076 Madison
132 South Windsor
020 Burlington 077 Manchester
133 Sprague
021 Canaan 078 Mansfield
134 Stafford
022 Canterbury 079 Marlborough
135 Stamford
023 Canton 080 Meriden
136 Sterling
024 Chaplin 081 Middlebury
137 Stonington
025 Cheshire 082 Middlefield 138 Stratford
026 Chester 083 Middletown
139 Suffield
027 Clinton 084 Milford 140 Thomaston
028 Colchester 085 Monroe 141 Thompson
029 Colebrook 086 Montville 142 Tolland
030 Columbia 087 Morris 143 Torrington
031 Cornwall 088 Naugatuck 144 Trumbull
032 Coventry 089 New Britain 145 Union
033 Cromwell 090 New Canaan 146 Vernon
034 Danbury 091 New Fairfield 147 Voluntown
035 Darien 092 New Hartford 148 Wallingford
036 Deep River 093  New Haven 149 Warren
037 Derby 094 Newington 150 Washington
038 Durham 095 New London 151 Waterbury
039 Eastford 096 New Milford 152 Waterford
040 East Granby 097 Newtown 153 Watertown
041 East Haddam 098 Norfolk 154 Westbrook
042 East Hampton 099 North Branford 155 West Hartford
043 East Hartford 100 North Canaan 156 West Haven
044 East Haven 101 North Haven 157 Weston
045 East Lyme 102 North Stonington 158 Westport
046 Easton 103 Norwalk 159 Wethersfield
047 East Windsor 104 Norwich 160 Willington
048 Ellington 105 Old Lyme 161 Wilton
049 Enfield 106 Old Saybrook 162 Winchester
050 Essex 107 Orange 163 Windham
051 Fairfield 108 Oxford 164 Windsor
052 Farmington 109 Plainfield 165 Windsor Locks
053 Franklin 110 Plainville 166 Wolcott
054 Glastonbury 111 Plymouth 167 Woodbridge
055 Goshen 112 Pomfret 168 Woodbury
056 Granby 113 Portland 169 Woodstock
057 Greenwich        

Public Hunting Area Codes

Western Connecticut 3-Digit Number Codes for Reporting Harvests

(Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties)

No. Western CT Hunting Area No. Western CT Hunting Area
308 Aldo Leopold WMA 341 Mohawk State Forest - Clark Pond Tract
201 Algonquin State Forest 342 Mohawk State Forest - Ziegler/Johnson Tract
202 American Legion State Forest 222 Mount Riga State Park
203 Barber Pond WMA 223 Nassahegon State Forest
309 Bennett's Pond State Park 319 Naugatuck State Forest
204 Black Rock Lake 320 Naugatuck State Forest (Great Hill Block)
205 Bloomfield Flood Control Area (Site 1) 321 Naugatuck State Forest (Quillinan Reservoir Block)
206 Bloomfield Flood Control Area (Site 2)
224 Nepaug State Forest
4 Bristol Fish and Game 225 Newgate WMA
329 Bristol Water Company 226 Nod Brook WMA and Field Trial Area
207 Camp Columbia State Forest 227 Northfield Brook Lake (Army Corps)
208 Cedar Swamp WMA 229 Paugnut State Forest
310 Centennial Watershed State Forest 322 Paugussett State Forest
209 Centennial Watershed SF (Wangum Lake Block)
230 Peoples State Forest
310 Centennial Watershed SF - (Permit required from Aquarion)
223 Pequonnock Valley
311 Centennial Watershed SF - Monroe Parcel, Garder Rd. 324 Pootatuck State Forest
312 Charles E. Wheeler WMA 325 Quinnipiac River Marsh WMA
313 Collis P. Huntington State Park 326 Quinnipiac River State Park
314 East River Marsh WMA 231 Robbins Swamp WMA
315 East Swamp WMA
232 Roraback WMA
211 East Twin Lakes Water Access Area
268 Scantic River State Park
332 Enders State Forest (Worthen Parcel ONLY)
233 Sessions Woods WMA
210 Eversource Newgate Cooperative WMA 19 Seymour Fish and Game Club
262 Eversource Kings Island Cooperative WMA 234 Simsbury WMA
228 Eversource Skiff Mountain Cooperative WMA --- South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority
316 George C. Waldo State Park
27 Stanley Works Coop WMA
213 Goshen WMA
350 Stewart B. McKinney NWR - Calf Island Unit
317 Great Harbor WMA
350 Stewart B. McKinney NWR - Great Meadows Marsh
318 Great Swamp Flood Control Area
350 Stewart B. McKinney NWR -Chimon/Sheffield Islands
214 Hancock Brook Lake (Army Corps)
235 Sucker Brook Flood Control Area
215 Housatonic River WMA
22 Suffield Sportsmen's Association
216 Housatonic State Forest
236 Suffield WMA
217 John A. Minetto State Park
237 Sunnybrook State Park (west of Newfield Rd.)
218 Mad River Dam Flood Control Area
238 Thomaston Dam (Army Corps)
219 Mattatuck State Forest
239 Topsmead State Forest (north and west of Rt. 118)
343 MDC Barkhamsted Reservoir - East Block
327 Trout Brook Valley State Park
346 MDC Barkhamsted Reservoir - West Block
240 Tunxis State Forest
220 MDC - Colebrook Reservoir/Hogback Dam
24 Wallingford Town Owned Area
221 MDC - Greenwoods Pond
241 Whiting River Flood Control Area
349 MDC Lake McDonough
242 Wood Creek Flood Control Area
330 MDC Nepaug Reservoir - Valentine/Pine Hill Block
328 Wooster Mountain State Park
345 MDC Nepaug Reservoir - Sweetheart Mtn. Block
243 Wyantenock State Forest
14 Meriden Rod and Gun Club
Eastern Connecticut 3-Digit Number Codes for Reporting Harvests

(Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham Counties)

No. Eastern CT Hunting Area No. Eastern CT Hunting Area
272 Assekonk Swamp WMA 286 Natchaug State Forest
244 Babcock Pond WMA - Waterfowl Hunting Blind 261 Nathan Hale State Forest Mgmt. Area
273 Barn Island WMA 287 Nehantic State Forest
274 Bartlett Brook WMA 288 Nipmuck State Forest
275 Bear Hill WMA 17 Norwich PR Area
276 Beaver Brook State Park 289 Nott Island WMA
277 Bigelow Hollow State Park 264 Nye Holman State Forest
245 Bishop Swamp WMA 290 Pachaug State Forest
337 Black Pond WMA 291 Pease Brook WMA
347 Candlewood Hill WMA --- Plum Bank WMA
246 Cockaponset State Forest 292 Pomeroy State Park
247 Cromwell Meadows WMA 293 Quaddick State Forest
248 Durham Meadows WMA 294 Quinebaug WMA
6 East Windsor - Enfield Area 295 Quinebaug River WMA (Aspinook Pond)
249 Eightmile River WMA 265 Ragged Rock Creek Marsh WMA
250 Ellithorpe Flood Control Area 266 Raymond Brook WMA
263 Eversource Maromas Cooperative WMA 279 Roger Tory Peterson WMA
212 Dr. John E. Flaherty Field Trial Area and WMA
297 Rose Hill WMA
278 Franklin Swamp WMA
298 Ross Marsh WMA
280 Harkness Memorial State Park (Verkade Property) 299 Ross Pond State Park
11 Hebron PR Area 267 Salmon River Cover and Haddam Neck WMA
251 Higganum Meadows WMA 300 Salmon River State Forest
252 Higganum Reservoir 301 Selden Neck State Park (Selden Island)
302 James V. Spignesi WMA 269 Shenipsit State Forest
281 Killingly Pond State Park 333 Silvio O. Conte NWR - Deadman's Swamp Unit
253 Kollar WMA 333 Silvio O. Conte NWR - Roger Tory Peterson Unit
254 Larson Lot WMA 333 Silvio O. Conte NWR - Salmon River Division
282 Lebanon Coop Mgmt. Area 333 Silvio O. Conte NWR - Whalebone Cover Division
283 Little River Fish and Wildlife Area --- South Cove WMA
284 Lords Cover WMA 20 Sprague Town Land PR Area

Mansfield Hollow State-leased WMA (excluding State Park and Field Trial Area)

350 Stewart B. McKinney NWR - Salt Meadow Unit
256 Mansfield State-leased Field Trial Area 303 Sugarbrook Field Trial Area
339 Meadow Brook WMA 304 Talbot WMA
338 Menunketesuck WMA 334 Tankerhoosen WMA
257 Meshomasic State Forest 270

Wangunk Meadows WMA

258 Messerschmidt Pond WMA 305 West Thompson Dam (Army Corps)
259 Millers Pond State Park 271 Wopowog WMA
285 Mohegan State Forest 306 Yale-Myers Forest (owned by Yale University)
260 Mono Pond State Park 307 Zemko Pond
296 Moween State Park (Red Cedar Lake)    
Determining the Age and Sex of a Wild Turkey

You can use the table below, as well as the following photos, for assistance in determining the age and sex of your turkey before reporting your harvest.

Table demonstrating an example of determining the sex and age of a harvested wild turkey.

Measurement of beard from an adult male wild turkey.

Beard of an adult male turkey is longer than 6 inches.

Measurement of a beard from a juvenile male wild turkey.

Beard of a juvenile male turkey is shorter than 6 inches.

Measurement of the spur on an adult male wild turkey leg.

Spur of an adult male turkey is longer than 1/2 inch.

Leg of a juvenile male wild turkey showing a spur shorter than one-half inch.

Spur of a juvenile male turkey is shorter than 1/2 inch.

Primary feather from an adult wild turkey showing barring to the tip.

Outer two wing feathers of an adult turkey are rounded with barring to the tip.

Primary feather from a juvenile wild turkey.

Outer two wing feathers of a juvenile turkey are pointed with no barring to the tip.

Tail fan from an adult male wild turkey.

Adult turkey tail fan shape is smooth.

Tail fan from a juvenile male wild turkey.

Middle tail feathers are longer than the others on the tail fan of a juvenile turkey.

Comparison of breast feathers from a male and female wild turkey.

Breast feathers of wild turkeys for females are dull buff-tipped (left) and iridescent black-tipped in males (right).


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Content last updated in January 2024.