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Hunting in Connecticut: 5 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for Adults

By    |   Friday, 22 May 2015 09:22 PM

Hunting in Connecticut is a time-honored tradition for many families but before you can head to the field, mountains, or marshlands, make sure you carry the proper license and permits to participate in this sport. Hunting, whether for food, trade, or pest control, is safe and legal as long as the entire hunting party is educated about firearm safety and knows how to prepare for the sometimes inclement weather.

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1. The state Department of Energy and Environment (DEEP) issues licenses for Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Personal Watercraft Operation, which are required for participating in those activities. Additionally, tags and permits are required for hunting certain species, and DEEP hunters must obtain deer tags, turkey permits, pheasant stamps, and migratory bird stamps when pursuing those species.

2. Persons new to hunting in Connecticut must register with the department, and they are issued a Conservation ID, a number issued by DEEP to monitor hunter activities.

3. The hunting license application requires proof of successfully completing hunter education courses. Anyone who has held a resident hunting license within the last five years automatically qualifies but new or out-of-state hunters must show proof of a Connecticut Conservation Education/Firearms course or an approved equivalent. 

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4. All deer and turkeys must be immediately tagged upon making a kill. The tag must remain with the animals until they are processed for consumption. All turkeys and deer must be reported within 24 hours. Reports can be filed via the internet or by phone. 

5. Hunters must become familiar with what can be legally hunted on specific grounds. In addition to public lands, hunters can enjoy their sport on designated private lands as well. The state list of leased lands identifies these properties but deer and turkey are often not included in their available game. Check the Public Hunting Areas page for locations of hunting grounds in the state, how to reach them, and where to enter and exit the properties. 

Today’s hunters are fortunate that information about hunting in Connecticut is readily available. From gearing up to choosing a hunting site, check the DEEP website to begin your search for current information.

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

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