Connecticut Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 19 -February 28, 2020

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 19 – February 28, 2020

*Closed New Year’s Eve and Day

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season


Bobwhite Quail

Connecticut Bobwhite Quail Season

October 19 – November 2, 2019

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season


Woodcock

Connecticut Woodcock Season

October 21 – November 16, 2019 and November 18 – December 11, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ruffed Grouse

Connecticut Ruffed Grouse Season

October 19 – November 30, 2019

Limits: 1 per day, 8 per season


Chukar

Connecticut Chukar Season

October 19 – February 28, 2020

*Closed New Year’s Eve and Day

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season