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

Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more