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Hunting in Connecticut: Online Resources and Mobile Apps to Enhance the Field Experience

By    |   Friday, 22 May 2015 09:04 PM

Millions of Americans hunt various types of game in forests and wetlands throughout the United States. Hunting in Connecticut serves more than the hunters’ goals; hunting helps manage wildlife throughout the country. Population control of species that overcrowd a given area is important to the species and for human health and safety.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection governs hunting activities in the state. The department’s website provides valuable information about necessities such as licensing and permits, hunter safety and education, and public hunting areas.

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Tech-savvy hunters are using state-of-the-art products to streamline their hunting experiences. Cell phone apps make life easier. Hunters can narrow down their choices of times and places to pursue their quests, resulting in successful outings. Apps for outdoorsmen do everything from keeping track of your locations and observations, predict the best time and place to track your game, and even mimic bird and animal calls. Don’t be left behind—there’s an app for that too.

iSonular Hunting & Fishing Times, which provides information about the best times for hunting and fishing anywhere. The device lets you mark spots for blinds, game cameras, feeders, and more.

OnXMaps’s Hunt is an app for iPhone, iPad and androids. Using the technology of Garmin GPS, the Hunt App displays land ownership information to help hunters plan their excursions and keep out of trouble.

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Initially developed for photographers, GoldenPic has modified its original technology to aid outdoorsmen. Its ability to disclose the “golden hours” of any area helps hunter track sunrise and sunset times—providing key times to track game.

On the department’s Hunting and Trapping page, hunters can check seasons for specific game, report environmental concerns, check laws and regulations, and download a free GPS mobile app.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes that hunting is an enjoyable activity for many Americans but education is needed to ensure safety. Information about hunting organizations have supported conservation efforts in the United States since the 1800s, and issues that affect hunters can be found on the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s webpage.

Need new socks or a duck call? Preparing for the up-coming season? Hunters need supplies. From protective clothing, to ammo, to cleaning gear; online distributors can fill your every need. Gear up online.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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