Connecticut Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 21 – 
February 28, 2018

Connecticut Bird Hunting


Resident License Fees:

Non-Resident License Fees:

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
Ring-Necked Pheasant

Connecticut Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 21 – February 28, 2018 

*Closed New Year’s Eve and Day

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season

Bobwhite Quail

Connecticut Bobwhite Quail Season

October 21 – November 4, 2017

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season


Connecticut Woodcock Season

October 25 – November 18, 2017 and November 20 – December 9, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ruffed Grouse

Connecticut Ruffed Grouse Season

October 21 – November 30, 2017

Limits: 1 per day, 8 per season


Connecticut Chukar Season

October 21 – February 28, 2018 

*Closed New Year’s Eve and Day

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season

Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch
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
Kansas Sunset

Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was first kindled.  Because this year was no exception to the rule, Kansas seemed like the right place to bring together our young Jornada Llewellin Rio with our veteran flusher Wyatt … Read more

Brian Koch