• Connecticut Big Game Species

    - BIG GAME SPECIES:
    Deer

    - SMALL GAME SPECIES:
    Coyote
    Fox
    Gray Fox
    Red Fox

    - BIRDS:
    Turkey
    Pheasant
    Quail
    Grouse
    Partridge

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  • Important Links

    https://www.fws.gov/visit-us

  • Connecticut State Wildlife Office

    Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
    https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Hunting/Hunting-and-Trapping-Information
    79 Elm Street
    Hartford, CT 06106-5127
    860-424-3011
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  • Connecticut Hunting Information

    Residents that are over the age of 16 are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in Connecticut. Residents 12–15 years of age are required to apply for and obtain a junior hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Connecticut.
    Residents who are 65 years of age or older may apply for and obtain a hunting and trapping license free of charge.
    Individuals who have permanently lost the use of a limb may obtain a hunting and trapping license free of charge.
    Active and full-time members of the armed forces may apply for and obtain a resident hunting license.
    Non-residents are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Connecticut.
    Residency requires an individual to hold a valid resident license, I.D. card, or other proof of Connecticut residency.
    A resident must pay a firearms hunting license fee of $19 orA 16 and 17 year old license $10 a junior hunting license fee of $11.

    Resident archery deer and small game hunting license fee of $41, 16 and 17 year old license fee of $21
    A junior hunting license fee of $10.
    A non-resident must pay a firearms hunting license fee of $91.
    A non-resident must pay an archery deer and small game hunting license fee of $135 orA junior hunting license fee of $19.

    A non-resident must pay a 3-day bird hunting license fee of $35.
    Residents and non-residents are required to obtain additional Deer hunting permits administered by lottery.
    Residents and non-residents are required to obtain additional stamps for hunting bird.

    "Hunting Laws by State" FindLaw, https://www.findlaw.com/state/state-fish-and-game-laws/hunting-laws-by-state-findlaw.html. Accessed July 15, 2022.

Military, Veterans, Seniors, Disabled, and Children receive significant discounts from liscenses and other fees. Check out Connecticut State Wildlife website for a full breakdown.

2022 Fees

Yearly and Seasonal Base License:

Ownership of a Connecticut hunting lisence may or may not be required to apply, purchase, or earn points for game tags.

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BIG GAME Tag Application Fees

Application fees are non-refundable. The State of Connecticut uses these funds to support wildlife conservation.

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BIG GAME Tags

TAG FEES paid at the time of issuance (if selected):

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*Prices may vary. Please check the Connecticut State Wildlife website for the most up to date information.

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