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Hunting in Connecticut: 4 Animals To Hunt in the Fall

By    |   Thursday, 21 May 2015 05:58 PM

Connecticut is home to a bounty of animals, both large and small, and the hunting season for many is in the fall.

Here is information from the Connecticut Department of Natural Resources about four of the many animals that can be hunted in the fall:

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1. Deer – Deer are one of the most popular animals to hunt in Connecticut. In fact, they are such popular game that the state has had to create specific laws for appropriate seasons and bag numbers based both on the type of weapon used and the land on which one is hunting. A lottery for those who hunt on state lands with shotguns determines when individuals can hunt, attempting to stop any one area from becoming underpopulated. While the dates of the seasons vary based on the weapon used and area hunted, all of the different timelines fall between Sept. 15 and Jan. 31.

2. Turkey –
While there is also a spring season for hunting turkey in Connecticut, the more extensive season is in the fall. As with deer, there are slightly different seasons based on the weapon a hunter uses and the land on which the hunter is hunting. For bowhunting, seasons all fall somewhere between Sept. 15 and Jan. 31, and the bag limit is always two of either sex. The fall firearms season for turkey is always Oct. 3-31, regardless of the type of land on which the hunting occurs. The only thing that hunting area affects is the bag limit, either one or two of either sex.

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3. Quail – While the statewide season for hunting quail only lasts from Oct. 17-31, certain areas in Connecticut have extended seasons. At Nod Brook, Flaherty Field Training Area, Mansfield Field Training Area, and Sugarbrook Field Training Area, quail seasons run from Oct. 17 to Jan. 10. Hunters are limited to two quails daily and 10 during the whole season.
4. Red and Gray Foxes – Though these are two different species of fox, they are treated as a unit in defining Connecticut's hunting laws. The season runs from Oct. 17 to Feb. 28. Hunters are limited to three foxes daily and 30 throughout the whole season. Whenever a hunter succeeds in a taking a fox, he or she must report the kill online or by phone. Alternatively, the foxes can be pelt-tagged, but one of these three things must happen for the hunt to be legal.

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