Connecticut Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 20 – 
February 28, 2019

Connecticut Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$19 

Non-Resident License Fees:
$91 

Special Permits:
Game Bird Stamp $28

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific 

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Connecticut Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 20 – February 28, 2019 

*Closed New Year’s Eve and Day

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season

Bobwhite Quail

Connecticut Bobwhite Quail Season

October 20 – November 3, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season

Woodcock

Connecticut Woodcock Season

October 22 – November 17, 2018 and November 19 – December 12, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ruffed Grouse

Connecticut Ruffed Grouse Season

October 20 – November 30, 2018

Limits: 1 per day, 8 per season

Chukar

Connecticut Chukar Season

October 20 – February 28, 2019 

*Closed New Year’s Eve and Day

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season

Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more