DEEP: Deer Hunting Seasons

DEER HUNTING SEASONS

{White-tailed Deer Buck}

2017 DEER HUNTING SEASONS
BOWHUNTING SEASONS Season Dates Bag Limit

State Land

Sept. 15 - Nov. 14
Dec. 20 - Dec. 30

Statewide: 2 either sex & 2 antlerless

In January on Private Land
Zones 11 and 12
1 additional either sex
1 additional antlerless

State Land
Bowhunting Only Areas

Sept. 15 - Dec. 30

Private Lands
(Zones 2, 3, 4A)

Sept. 15 - Dec. 30

Private Lands
(Zones 1, 4B, and 5 through 12))

Sept. 15 - Dec. 31

Private Lands
(Zones 11-12)

Jan. 1 - Jan. 31

LOTTERY ARCHERY-ONLY  AREAS Season Dates Bag Limit

LOTTERY
Archery-only Season

Sept. 15 - Dec. 15 2 either sex and 2 antlerless; hunters will use the archery deer permit tags.

SHOTGUN - State Controlled Areas

Season Dates Bag Limit

LOTTERY
State Land "A" Season

Nov. 15 - Nov. 24 1 either sex

LOTTERY
State Land "B" Season

Nov. 25 - Dec. 5

LOTTERY
Controlled Hunt "A" Season

Nov. 15 - Nov. 24 Variable
LOTTERY
Controlled Hunt "B" Season
Nov. 25 - Dec. 5
NO LOTTERY
State Land "A" Season
Nov. 15 - Nov. 24 1 either sex
NO LOTTERY
State Land "B" Season
Nov. 25 - Dec. 5 1 either sex
SHOTGUN-RIFLE-REVOLVER - Private Lands Season Dates Bag Limit
Shotgun-Rifle-Revolver Nov. 15 - Dec. 5 Statewide (except Zones 2, 4a): 1 either sex and 1 antlerless
Zones 2, 4A: 1 either sex
Zone 7: 1 additional antlerless
Zones 11, 12: 2 additional antlerless
Landowner Nov. 1 - Dec. 30 2 Deer: 1 either sex & 1 antlerless
MUZZLELOADER Season Dates Bag Limit
Private Land Dec. 6 - Dec. 30 Statewide (except Zones 2, 4A): 1 either sex and 1 antlerless
Zones 2, 4A: 1 either sex
Zone 7: 1 additional antlerless
Zones 11, 12: 2 additional antlerless
State Land Dec. 6 - Dec. 19 1 either sex
Deer Bowhunting
License & Permits: Small Game & Deer Archery Permit. All bowhunters must show proof when purchasing a small game/deer archery permit that they have completed the CE/FS bowhunting course (since 1982) or its equivalent from another state or country. If you have previously purchased a 2002, or later, Connecticut bowhunting permit you have already provided such proof.
Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.
Sunday Hunting: Archery deer hunters can hunt on Sundays on private land only in Deer Management Zones 1, 4B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (zone map). Deer Management Zones 2, 3, and 4A are NOT open to Sunday archery deer hunting. All archery deer hunting on Sundays must take place at least 40 yards away from blazed hiking trails.
Legal Bows: For the purposes of hunting deer and turkey, legal bows include long, recurved, or compound bows with a minimum draw weight of 40 pounds and crossbows. Mechanical string release devices are permitted. Projectiles coated with any drug, poison or tranquilizing substance are prohibited.
Crossbows: The use of crossbows for hunting deer, turkey and all other species is permitted. Legal crossbows must have a minimum draw weight of 125 pounds and permanent fixed rifle type stock with a functional mechanical safety device. Adjustable crossbow stocks are permitted, but folding stocks are not. The bolt (arrow) length must be at least 18 inches, excluding the broadhead. Crossbows are considered loaded when fully drawn with a bolt in place. Telescopic sights are permitted.
Arrowheads: Legal arrowheads for hunting deer and turkey must have at least two blades and must be at least 7/8 inch wide at its widest point. Arrowheads that are designed to open on impact are legal provided they meet the above requirement.
Tagging and Reporting: See Tagging and Reporting Requirements.
Special Conditions
Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a firearm while archery hunting is prohibited.
Private Land Permission - Signed written consent of the landowner on official forms (pdf) for current season must be carried while hunting.
State Land Hunting - See Public Hunting Areas for listing of lands open to archery deer hunting. Certain state lands that do not allow firearms deer hunting are designated as bowhunting only areas. These lands are open to deer bowhunting during the state land shotgun and muzzleloader deer seasons (Nov. 15 - Dec. 19)
Fluorescent orange  - Bowhunters are required to wear 400 sq. in. of fluorescent orange from Nov. 15 - Dec. 31. Bowhunters may remove fluorescent orange clothing while in a tree stand at least 10 feet off the ground.
Decoys - Decoys may be used during the early and late archery deer seasons, but must be covered with 400 sq. in. of fluorescent orange during transport. Decoys cannot be used during the Nov. 15 - Dec. 31 time period.
Replacement Tags - Available for this permit type (more info).
Notice: Saturday, November 5 through Saturday, November 12 (excluding Sunday) are Junior Deer Hunter Training Days and junior hunters with firearms deer permits may be hunting with firearms.
 
State Land Lottery Deer Hunting
License & Permits: Firearms hunting license and a state land lottery permit or a controlled hunt area lottery permit. Only one of these permit types may be bought each year.
Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.
Legal Firearms: 12, 16, or 20 gauge breech loading shotgun loaded with single soft alloy projectile ammunition. Rifled or smoothbore barrels allowed. Shotgun must not be capable of holding more than 3 shells. Muzzleloading rifle or shotgun, .45 caliber minimum. Single projectile loaded from muzzle end. Telescopic sights and shotgun converters are permitted.
Tagging and Reporting: See Tagging and Reporting Requirements.
Special Conditions:
Junior Deer Hunter Training Days through Saturday, November 4 and Saturday, November 11 (excluding Sunday) (more info)
 
 Archery-only Lottery Deer Hunting
License & Permits: Archery deer/small game license and a archery-only lottery permit. Only one of these permit types may be bought each year.
Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.
Legal Bows: Description of legal bows and arrows for deer hunting. Mechanical string release devices are permitted.
Tagging and Reporting:
See Tagging and Reporting Requirements. 
 
State Land No-Lottery Deer Hunting
License & Permits: Firearms hunting license and either a State Land “A” No-Lottery permit or a State Land “B” No-Lottery permit. You may buy only one type of State Land Shotgun Deer Permit. So, you should not purchase a State Land No-Lottery Permit if you plan on applying for a State Land Lottery or Controlled Hunt Lottery Permit.
Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.
Legal Firearms: 12, 16, or 20 gauge breech loading shotgun loaded with single soft alloy projectile ammunition. Rifled or smoothbore barrels allowed. Shotgun must not be capable of holding more than 3 shells. Muzzleloading rifle or shotgun, .45 caliber minimum. Single projectile loaded from muzzle end. Telescopic sights and shotgun converters are permitted.
Tagging and Reporting: See Tagging and Reporting Requirements
Open Areas: See Public Hunting Areas for No-lottery "A" and No-lottery "B" Deer Hunting Areas.
Special Conditions:
Junior Deer Hunter Training Days through Saturday, November 4 and Saturday, November 11 (excluding Sunday) (more info)
 
Private Land Firearms Deer Hunting
License & Permits: Firearms hunting license and Private Land Shotgun/Rifle Deer permit. Note: Revolver Deer Endorsement is also required if using a revolver.
Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.
Legal Firearms: 12, 16, or 20 gauge breech loading shotgun loaded with single soft alloy projectile ammunition. Rifled or smoothbore barrels allowed. Centerfire rifle 6mm (.243 caliber) or larger or revolver .357 caliber or larger may be used if the landholding is 10 or more acres and the landowner has authorized use on the consent form. To use a revolver, you must also have Revolver Deer Endorsement for the current season. Muzzleloading rifle or shotgun, .45 caliber minimum. Single projectile loaded from muzzle end. Telescopic sights and shotgun converters are permitted. No minimum acreage required for shotguns or muzzleloaders.
Tagging and Reporting: See Tagging and Reporting Requirements.
Special Conditions:
Zones 2 and 4A Restriction - “Antlerless Only” tag NOT valid in deer management zones 2 and 4A. Only the “Either-sex” deer tag will be valid in zones 2 and 4A.
Private Land Permission - Signed written consent of the landowner on official forms (pdf) for current season must be carried while hunting.
Replacement Tags - Available for this permit type (more info).
Junior Deer Hunter Training Days - Saturday, November 4 through Saturday, November 11 (excluding Sunday) (more info)
 
Landowner Deer Hunting
Free Landowner Permits are available only to persons owning 10 or more contiguous acres of land. Additional permits are available for their spouses, lineal descendants, parents, grandparents, and siblings. Landowners hunting with a bow during the "Free Landowner Deer Season" on properties located within Deer Management Zones 1, 4B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 may hunt on Sundays.
License & Permits: Free Landowner Deer Permit. Appropriate hunting license required if landowner does not live on qualifying property. Note: Revolver Deer Endorsement is also required if using a revolver. For hunting with a bow or crossbow, a Small Game & Deer Archery Permit is needed even for landowners living on the property.
Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.
Legal Firearms: 12, 16, or 20 gauge shotgun loaded with single soft alloy projectile ammunition. Rifled or smoothbore barrels allowed. Centerfire rifle 6mm (.243 caliber) or larger, revolver .357 caliber or larger, or muzzleloader (.45 caliber minimum). To use a revolver, you must also have Revolver Deer Endorsement for the current season. Muzzleloading rifle or shotgun, .45 caliber minimum. Single projectile loaded from muzzle end. Telescopic sights and shotgun converters are permitted.
Legal Bows: For the purposes of hunting deer and turkey, legal bows include long, recurved, or compound bows with a minimum draw weight of 40 pounds and crossbows. Mechanical string release devices are permitted. Projectiles coated with any drug, poison or tranquilizing substance are prohibited.
Crossbows: The use of crossbows for hunting deer, turkey and all other species is permitted. Legal crossbows must have a minimum draw weight of 125 pounds and permanent fixed rifle type stock with a functional mechanical safety device. Adjustable crossbow stocks are permitted, but folding stocks are not. The bolt (arrow) length must be at least 18 inches, excluding the broadhead. Crossbows are considered loaded when fully drawn with a bolt in place. Telescopic sights are permitted.
Arrowheads: Legal arrowheads for hunting deer and turkey must have at least two blades and must be at least 7/8 inch wide at its widest point. Arrowheads that are designed to open on impact are legal provided they meet the above requirement.
Tagging and Reporting: See Tagging and Reporting Requirements.
Special Conditions:
Fluorescent Orange - Landowners hunting deer on their own land are not required to wear 400 sq. in. of fluorescent orange, but their spouses, lineal descendants, parents, grandparents, and siblings are required to do so.
 
State Land Deer Muzzleloader Hunting
License & Permits: Firearms hunting license and State Land Muzzleloader Deer Permit.
Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.
Legal Firearms: Muzzleloading rifle or shotgun .45 caliber minimum. Single projectile loaded from muzzle end. Telescopic sights and shotgun converters are permitted.
Tagging and Reporting: See Tagging and Reporting Requirements.
Special Conditions:
State Land Hunting - See Public Hunting Areas for listing of state lands open to muzzleloader deer hunting.
 
Private Land Deer Muzzleloader Hunting
License & Permits: Firearms hunting license and Private Land Muzzleloader Deer Permit.
Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.
Legal Firearms: Muzzleloading rifle or shotgun, .45 caliber minimum. Single projectile loaded from muzzle end. Telescopic sights and shotgun converters are permitted. No minimum acreage required for muzzleloaders.
Tagging and Reporting: See Tagging and Reporting Requirements.
Special Conditions:
Zones 2, 4B Restriction - “Antlerless Only” tag NOT valid in deer management zones 2 and 4B. Only the “Either-sex” deer tag will be valid in zones 2 and 4B.
Private Land Permission - Signed written consent of the landowner on official forms (pdf) for current season must be carried while hunting.
Replacement Tags - Available for this permit type (more info).
 
Antlerless Deer
Some deer tags allow the harvest of antlerless deer only. An antlerless deer is defined as any deer which has no visible antlers. "Button bucks" are considered antlerless deer. Either-sex deer tags allow the harvest of antlered or antlerless deer.
 
Replacement Tags
In deer management zones 11 and 12, two types of supplemental tags are available: Replacement Antlerless Tags and Earn-a-buck Tags.
Replacement Antlerless Tags: For a hunter to receive a replacement antlerless tag, he or she must go to one of several vendor deer check stations and complete the following:
1) Report the deer harvest and obtain a confirmation number within 24 hours of harvest;
2) Bring the antlerless deer carcass or head to a check station within 72 hours of harvest;
3) Submit the deer harvest tag with a confirmation number to the vendor;
4) Sign the replacement antlerless tag that is received from the vendor.
"Earn-A-Buck" Tags: If you register a total of 3 antlerless deer from private land during the same season, you may qualify for a replacement either-sex tag.
Note: Antlerless deer harvested in other zones may be brought to a check station for the purpose of receiving replacement tags; however, the replacement tags (both Antlerless and Earn-a-buck) may ONLY be used in zones 11 or 12 (more info). Replacement tags are available in zones 11 and 12 during the private land archery season, shotgun/rifle season, and  muzzleloader season. Consult the Private Land Deer Management Zone Map for a description of zones. All replacement tags will be issued in limited numbers based on a zone's deer population management goals.  
 
Use of Attractants for Deer Hunting
The following attractants may be used while hunting deer in Connecticut:
  1. Deer decoys during the early and late archery seasons only.
  2. All types of scent attractants (i.e., doe in heat, buck lure, urine, tarsal glands, food smells, smoke pole) that provide no substance for deer to consume.
  3. All types of sound attractants (i.e., doe calls, buck calls, antler rattling, electronic calls).
  4. Hunting over planted fields where normal agricultural planting, harvesting, or post-harvest manipulation is used.
In addition to the attractants listed above, the following are allowed on PRIVATE LANDS ONLY while hunting deer in DEER MANAGEMENT ZONES 11 and 12.
  1. Minerals or chemicals that may be safely consumed by deer (i.e., salt licks).
  2. Artificial or natural foods placed, scattered, distributed or deposited (i.e., hay, grains, fruit, nuts and other foods that may be safely consumed by deer).
Note: It is strongly recommended that individuals hunting on private lands in zones 11 and 12 consult with landowners prior to placing attractants on their property. 
Tagging and Transporting Deer
See Tagging and Reporting Requirements.
 
Deer Check Stations
Hunters only need to bring their antlerless deer or antlerless deer head, along with a deer kill report and confirmation number, to a deer check station if they wish to obtain a replacement tag for use in deer management zones 11 and 12. All other deer must be reported within 24 hours using the phone or internet.
 
Deer Hunter Survey
Deer hunters may be contacted by mail, email, or telephone for surveys regarding their deer hunting activities.
 
What to Do If You Havest a Deer with a Neck Collar 
DEEP Wildlife Division researchers have captured and placed neck collars on over 150 white-tailed deer throughout Connecticut. The marked deer may have a leather or nylon brown-colored collar; ear tags may or may not be present. Hunters should know that it is both completely legal and safe to harvest and consume these animals. The Wildlife Division asks that if hunters come across a collared deer during the hunting season, that they should hunt as they normally do – intentionally targeting collared deer or passing on them biases the mortality data. We also ask that if you do harvest a collared deer, please contact us using the phone number on the collar, or at 860-418-5921. We would like to collect the collar and jawbone from the animal if possible.

 
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
Connecticut, along with many other states, has taken measures to prevent the spread of CWD, including banning the importation of live cervids (species in the deer/elk family) across state lines.
An emergency regulation that was adopted in October 2005 to address concerns about CWD became permanent in September 2007. This regulation prohibits hunters from transporting into Connecticut any deer or elk carcasses or part thereof from any state where CWD has been documented, unless the meat has been de-boned. Specific wording of the regulation follows:
Section 26-55-4: No person shall import or possess whole carcasses or parts thereof of any deer, moose, or elk from wild or captive herds from other states or Canadian Provinces where chronic wasting disease has been confirmed, including, but not limited to, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Oklahoma, New York, West Virginia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Any additional states* and provinces where chronic wasting disease is confirmed will be published in the Department's annual Hunting and Trapping Guide and on the Department's website. This provision shall not apply to meat that's de-boned, cleaned skullcaps, hides or taxidermy mounts.
*CWD also has been documented in Michigan, Virginia, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Arkansas, and Texas. The captive herds infected with CWD in Ohio, Montana, and Oklahoma have been eradicated and CWD has not been detected in either wild or captive populations in those states since. In 2016, the first documented case of CWD in free-ranging reindeer occurred in Norway.
To date, no evidence of CWD in Connecticut's deer herd has been detected. Hunters interested in donating deer heads for testing should keep the heads cool (not frozen) and arrange for them to be picked up by contacting either william.embacher@ct.gov (860-418-5989) or andrew.labonte@ct.gov (860-418-5921) (more info about CWD)

DEER LOTTERY

A lottery is conducted to award a limited number of permits for deer hunting on certain state lands and controlled hunt areas. To hunt these areas you must apply for a deer lottery permit.
 
State Land and Controlled Hunt Lottery
Season Dates
Nov. 15 – Nov. 24 Lottery “A” Season
Nov. 25 – Dec. 5 Lottery “B” Season
Bag Limits: 1 either sex on state land areas; variable on controlled hunt areas
Hunting Hours: ½ hour before sunrise to sunset.
License & Permits: Firearms hunting license and a state land lottery permit or a controlled hunt area lottery permit. Only one of these permit types may be bought each year. Lottery permits for state land and controlled hunt areas may be applied for starting January 1. Persons rejected for a lottery permit may obtain a state land no-lottery permit.
Legal Firearms: 12, 16, or 20 gauge breech loading shotgun loaded with single soft alloy projectile ammunition. Rifled or smoothbore barrels allowed. Shotgun must not be capable of holding more than 3 shells. Muzzleloading rifle or shotgun, .45 caliber minimum. Single projectile loaded from muzzle end. Telescopic sights and shotgun converters are permitted.
 
Archery-only Lottery -- distributes a limited number of permits, providing access to new controlled hunt areas and allowing landowners to develop hunt programs that may consist of hunters attending a mandatory pre-hunt meeting and/or passing a background check. The archery-only lottery will not affect the hunter’s ability to receive a firearms lottery permit nor will it impact the ability to bow hunt other state lands. In the future, when multiple archery-only lottery areas are available, like the firearms lottery, bowhunters will only be allowed to receive one archery-only area permit. Follow existing deer lottery application instructions for the archery-only controlled hunt lottery. The archery-only lottery will run through February 28 and no permits will be available to youth hunters 12 to 17 years old.

Season Dates: Sept. 15 – Dec. 15
Bag Limits: 2 either sex and 2 antlerless; hunters will use the archery deer permit tags.
Hunting Hours: ½ hour before sunrise to sunset.
License & Permits: Archery deer/small game License. Only one of this permit type may be received each year. Lottery permits for archery only controlled hunt areas may be applied for starting on January 1. Persons rejected in the archery-only lottery may hunt any state or controlled hunt area that is open to bowhunting. The archery-only controlled hunt lottery is completely separate from the firearms deer lottery.
Legal Bows: Description of legal bows and arrows for deer hunting. Mechanical string release devices are permitted.
 
Deer Lottery Instructions: Starting January 1, lottery permit applications can be submitted online  (online application instructions pdf), or at select DEEP locations (79 Elm St, Hartford; Franklin WMA, North Franklin; Sessions Woods WMA, Burlington; Eastern District HQ, Marlborough; Marine HQ, Old Lyme; Western District HQ, Harwinton).

ADULT licensed firearms hunters over the age of 17 can apply individually or as a group. The maximum number of hunters in a group is four. Applicants may apply for up to six areas and can designate a preference for either the “A” or “B” season.

Upon submission of your application, you will know instantly whether you are successful. If successful, the permit for the area and season will automatically be added to your “shopping cart.” If you apply as a group, the associated permit will also be added to each group member’s “shopping cart.” The permit may be purchased at the time of selection or at a later date. Each group member is responsible for purchasing their own permit. All permits must be purchased by June 30. If a permit is not purchased by that date, it will be forfeited.

YOUTH licensed firearms hunters (12 through 17 years old) can only apply individually. All youths will apply by means of a separate lottery program called Youth Lottery Permits. Applicants can apply and receive their area of choice, unless quotas are filled. Youth permits are purchased at the end of the transaction. We recommend that the adult hunter participate in the lottery first before purchasing the Youth Lottery Permit. This will ensure that the youth and adult receive a permit for the same area.
 
All sales are final and DEEP is unable to switch hunting areas or refund fees.

NEW! Select lottery permits not purchased by February 28 will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting March 15. Unsold lottery permits can be purchased online or at select DEEP offices up until sold out or the season ends. All unsold lottery permits must be purchased at the end of the transaction. (Instructions for purchasing unsold lottery permitspdf)
 
Lottery questions? Email michael.gregonis@ct.gov or call the Wildlife Division's Deer Program at 860-418-5957.
 

2017 Deer Lottery
Lottery "A" Season Areas

SF-State Forest    WMA-Wildlife Management Area   SP-State Park

     Town(s) Acres
Area 27 (Permit Quota: 22)
Camp Columbia SF Morris 470
Area 51 (Permit Quota: 230)
Yale Forest
No access during Junior Hunter Training Days
Union* 7,700
Area 53 (Permit Quota: 70)
NU-Maromas (Co-op) Middletown 1,400
Area 54 (Permit Quota: 35)
NU-Skiff Mt. (Co-op) Sharon 710
Area 64 (Permit Quota: 80)
MDC Barkhamsted Reservoir -
Barkhamsted East Block
No access during Junior Deer Hunter Training Days
Hunters must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this area.
Selected hunters will be required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt
meeting, pass a background check conducted by MDC, and sign a
waiver of liability before receiving access for hunting.
Barkhamsted
2,856
Area 67 (Permit Quota: 40)
NEW! MDC Barkhamsted Reservoir -
Barkhamsted West Block
(This area is not listed in the printed version of the Hunting Guide)
No access during Junior Deer Hunter Training Days
Hunters must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this area.
Selected hunters will be required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt
meeting, pass a background check conducted by MDC, and sign a
waiver of liability before receiving access for hunting.
Barkhamsted
3,700
 
 
Lottery "B" Season Areas
Area 65 (Permit Quota: 40)
MDC Barkhamsted Reservoir -
Hartland East Block
No access during Junior Deer Hunter Training Days
Hunters must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this area.
Selected hunters will be required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt
meeting, pass a background check conducted by MDC, and sign a
waiver of liability before receiving access for hunting.
Hartland
1,426
* and adjacent town or towns

2017 Deer Lottery
Lottery "A" and "B" Season Areas

SF-State Forest    WMA-Wildlife Management Area   SP-State Park

     Town(s) Acres
Area 26 (Permit Quotas: A=15 B=15)
Trout Brook Valley SP Easton 330
Area 28 (Permit Quotas: A=25 B=25)
Naugatuck State Forest - Quillinan Reservoir Block Ansonia 511
Area 52 (Permit Quotas: A=75 B=75)
Bristol Water Co.
No access during Junior Deer Hunter Training Days except for junior
hunters and mentors who have been awarded a permit for this area.
Harwinton
4,500
Area 56 (Permit Quotas: A=170 B=170)
Centennial Watershed SF
No access during Junior Deer Hunter Training Days except for junior
hunters and mentors who have been awarded a permit for this area.
Easton*
3,450
Area 58  (Permit Quotas: A=53 B=53)
MDC Nepaug Reservoir - Valentine Block
No access during Junior Deer Hunter Training Days
Hunters must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this area.
Selected hunters will be required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt
meeting, pass a background check conducted by MDC, and sign a
waiver of liability before receiving access for hunting.
Burlington* 1,075
Area 59  (Permit Quotas: A=16 B=16)
MDC Nepaug Reservoir - Pine Hill Block
No access during Junior Deer Hunter Training Days
Hunters must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this area.
Selected hunters will be required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt
meeting, pass a background check conducted by MDC, and sign a
waiver of liability before receiving access for hunting.
Burlington/Canton 325
Area 60 (Permit Quotas: A=20 B=20)
Tankerhoosen WMA
Vernon 449
Area 61 (Permit Quotas: A=99 B=99)
Roraback WMA
Harwinton
1,976
Area 62 (Permit Quotas: A=20 B=20)
Aldo Leopold WMA Southbury
553
Area 63 (Permit Quotas: A=15 B=15)
Mohawk State Forest - Zielger/Johnson Tract Cornwall*
329
Lottery Archery-only Areas
Area 66 (Permit Quotas: A=20 B=20)
MDC Nepaug Reservoir - Sweetheart Mt. Block
No access during Junior Deer Hunter Training Days
Hunters must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this area.
Selected hunters will be required to attend a mandatory pre-hunt
meeting, pass a background check conducted by MDC, and sign a
waiver of liability before receiving access for hunting.
Canton* 345
* and adjacent town or towns

DEER LOTTERY HUNTING AREA MAP

{Deer Lottery Zone Map}

Please note that Area 67 (MDC Barkhamsted Reservoir - Barkhamsted West Block) is not delineated on this map.

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Content last updated on October 13, 2017.