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Connecticut - 2015-16 Season

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Fall Archery AJan 1 - Jan 31Private lands, zones 11-12
Fall Archery BSep 15 - Dec 31State & private land, including landowners
Fall Archery CSep 15 - Nov 17
Dec 23 - Dec 31
Private lands all zones & state land bowhunting-only areas
Fall FirearmOct 3 - Oct 31State land
SpringApr 29 - May 30State & private land, including landowners
Spring YouthApr 18 - Apr 25Open to licensed junior hunters ages 12-15 accompanied by a licensed non-hunting adult (18+) hunter.

Additional Information

Bag LimitSeason | AreaLimit
Spring | State land2 bearded birds
Spring | Private land3 bearded birds
Fall Archery | All land2 either sex
Fall Firearm | State land1 either sex
Fall Firearm | Private land2 either sex
Hunting TimesSeasonTimes
Spring1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 noon
Fall1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Youth1/2 hour before sunrise to 5 p.m.
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun20 gauge or larger, incapable of holding more than three shells
Shot#4, 5, 6, 7 or 7 1/2
ArcheryLong, recurve or compound, 40 lbs minimum draw weight. Mechanical string-release devices permitted.
Crossbows, draw weight between 125 & 220 lbs, permanent fixed rifle-type stock.
ArrowsAt least 2 blades, must be at least 1/8" wide at its widest point.
Crossbow bolts minimum 18" long excluding the broadhead, and at least 450 grains including the broadhead.