CT Outdoor Guide Books

Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, and Boating

Being a responsible user of the Connecticut outdoors means staying informed of, and complying with, the current laws and regulations. Connecticut DEEP's outdoor field guides make it easy to find and follow the laws and regulations that apply to you. And now, Connecticut's Fishing and Hunting Guides are online in an easy-to-use ebook version. The digital formats allow you to quickly check a regulation, confirm legal hunting hours, look up best practices and more – from anywhere, anytime. Printed hunting and fishing guides will be scaled back and available in limited quantities (learn more).

Visit our Online Outdoor Licensing System to purchase licenses, permits, and stamps, and check hunter safety and boating certifications.

Connecticut Fishing Guide 

2024 Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide

2023-2024 Connecticut Migratory Bird Hunting Guide

Connecticut Boater's Guide

Other Related Information

In 2020, we printed over 200,000 fishing and hunting guides, of which very few were distributed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many outdoor users learned how to use the DEEP website to find their information. With over 70% of the U.S. population currently using smartphones, our agency's mission clearly directed us to make a shift to reduce waste. And, while we are still printing some fishing and hunting guides (available at most town clerks, DEEP offices, and license agent locations in limited quantities), we are asking you to do your part and make use of the convenient and responsible digital options.

Content last updated in March 2024.