Connecticut Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 16 -February 27, 2022

Resident License Fees:

$19

Non-Resident License Fees:

$91

Special Permits:

Game Bird Stamp $28

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

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*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 16 – February 27, 2022

*Closed New Year’s Eve and Day

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season


Bobwhite Quail

Connecticut Bobwhite Quail Season

October 16 – October 30, 2021

Limits: 2 per day, 10 per season


Woodcock

Connecticut Woodcock Season

October 21 – November 13, 2021 and November 15 – December 11, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession


Ruffed Grouse

Connecticut Ruffed Grouse Season

October 16 – November 30, 2021

Limits: 1 per day, 8 per season