Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 14

Hunting and trapping in Connecticut are subject to Connecticut General Statutes Secs. 26-65 et. seq., and regulations adopted pursuant thereto by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  The Department publishes a summary of these rules on its website (http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&q=323414&deepNav_GID=1633%20), including restrictions concerning:

  • hunting with, shooting, or carrying a loaded firearm within 500 feet of any building occupied by people or domestic animals, or used for storage of flammable material

  • hunting on private land unless possessing written permission of the owner

  • hunting or shooting from or across the traveled portion of any public roadway

  • shooting toward any person, building, or domestic animal when within range

  • carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle

  • possessing a firearm while archery hunting

  • hunting from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, except that raccoon and opossum hunting is permitted after sunset on state-owned lands which are open to hunting and on privately owned lands where landowners do not object
  • open seasons specified for various species of upland birds and quadrupeds (Conn. Agencies Reg. Sec. 26-66-3) and waterfowl and shore birds (Conn. Agencies Reg. 26-66-4).

A hunting, trapping or fishing violation results in the automatic suspension of all fishing, hunting and trapping privileges including fishing, hunting and trapping license

Related Topics

Ask Us

Your Question
Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.