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Connecticut Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 15 – 
February 28, 2017

Connecticut Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$19 

Non-Resident License Fees:
$91 

Special Permits:
Pheasant Tag $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
Ring-Necked Pheasant

Connecticut Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 15 – February 28, 2017 

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season

Bobwhite Quail

Connecticut Bobwhite Quail Season

October 15 – October 29, 2016

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season

Woodcock

Connecticut Woodcock Season

October 22 – November 19, 2016 and November 21 – December 6, 2016

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ruffed Grouse

Connecticut Ruffed Grouse Season

October 15 – November 30, 2016

Limits: 1 per day, 8 per season

Chukar

Connecticut Chukar Season

October 15 – January 19, 2017

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

Brian Koch
New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more

Brian Koch
Elkhorn Ranch North Dakota

Hunting in the Shadow of Roosevelt

When I hunt in North Dakota, my thoughts often drift to Teddy Roosevelt’s days at Elkhorn Ranch — He named his Dakota home for a pair of locked elk skulls he found at the site. Today, centrally located within the million acres of the Little Missouri National Grasslands, Elkhorn is a great place to visit … Read more

Brian Koch