DEEP: Deer Check Stations

2017-2018 Replacement Tag Deer Check Stations

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Deer hunters are NOT required to bring their deer to a check station. During the entire season, deer harvests must be reported via the Department's website or by calling 1-877-337-4868 within 24 hours. However, to obtain replacement tags, all deer must be brought to a deer check station within 72 hours of harvest. Hunters must report their harvest online or by phone BEFORE going to a deer check station (with their deer) to obtain replacement tags.
  • Replacement antlerless and either-sex tags will ONLY be valid in deer management zones 11 and 12 (Private Land Zone Map). To obtain replacement tags, hunters must present their deer at a Replacement Tag Deer Check Station and have a valid confirmation identification number on their deer tag.
  • Consult the Department's website or the Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide for information on deer tagging regulations and procedures.
  • The listed hours apply only to the 2017 and January 2018 deer hunting seasons.
  • Because of scheduling changes that may occur, the Wildlife Division suggests that you call your intended check station pre-season to verify their hours.

Replacement Tag Deer Check Stations
Open September 15, 2017, through January 31, 2018

East Haven: The Anglers Edge Bait and Tackle Pro Shop, 555 Main St. 
Mon–Sat: 6:00 am–5:00 pm, Sun 6:00 am-4:00 pm


East Lyme: Ron’s Guns Inc., 194 Boston Post Rd. 
Mon–Sat: 10:00 am–5:00 pm


Easton: Greiser Store, Junction of Rt. 136 and Center Rd. 
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am–6:00 pm, Sat: 8:30 am–5:00 pm
Closed November 14 to November 28.
Newtown: Newtown Deer Check, 8 Newfield Lane
Mon–Sat: 9:30 am–8:00 pm (Vendor requests calling first)
North Stonington: M & B Sports, 647 Lantern Hill Rd.
By appointment only -- call posted number

Norwalk: Fairfield County Firearms & Archery, 4 New Canaan Ave.
Tues–Fri: 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Sat: 9:00 am-5:00 pm


Old Saybrook: Harris Outdoors, 889 Boston Post Rd. 
Tues–Sat: 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Sun: 10:00 am–2:00 pm
After Jan. 1 -- Closed Sunday


Redding: Redding Deer Check, 27 Turney Rd.
By appointment only -- call posted number


West Haven: Latella & Sons, 85 Prindle Rd. 
Mon–Fri: 7:00 am–5:00 pm, Sat: 7:00 am–12:00 pm
Sun: By appointment only -- call posted number



Content last updated on August 30, 2017.