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Wildlife Fact Sheets
Natural history facts about some of Connecticut's wildlife species. All listed publications are PDFs.
Amphibians (2 pages each unless otherwise noted)
Blue-spotted Salamander Eastern Redback Salamander
Dusky Salamander Northern Slimy Salamander
Eastern Spadefoot Northern Spring Salamander
Four-toed Salamander Northern Two-lined Salamander
Jefferson Salamander Red-Spotted Newt
Marbled Salamander Spotted Salamander
Invertebrates (2 pages each unless otherwise noted)
Puritan Tiger Beetle
Endangered and Threatened Species Fact Sheets  Top
Natural history facts about some of the wildlife on Connecticut's list of endangered, threatened and special concern species. All listed publications are PDFs.
Endangered Mammals (2 pages each)

Least Shrew

Endangered Birds (2 pages each unless otherwise noted)

American Bittern

Red-headed Woodpecker (4 pages)

Barn Owl

Roseate Tern

Common Moorhen

Sedge Wren

Grasshopper Sparrow

Sharp-shinned Hawk

King Rail

Upland Sandpiper

Long-eared Owl

Vesper Sparrow

Northern Harrier

Yellow-breasted Chat

Pied-billed Grebe

Endangered Amphibians (2 pages each)

Blue-spotted Salamander

Eastern Spadefoot

Endangered Invertebrates (2 pages each)

Puritan Tiger Beetle

Threatened Mammals None listed
Threatened Amphibians (2 pages each)

Northern Slimy Salamander

Northern Spring Salamander

Threatened Invertebrates No fact sheets currently available
Special Concern Mammals No fact sheets currently available
Special Concern Birds (3 pages each)

Purple Martin

Special Concern Amphibians (2 pages each)
Special Concern Invertebrates No fact sheets currently available

Habitat Fact Sheets  Top
Illustrated fact sheets on how to manage wildlife habitat. All listed publications are PDFs.

Butterfly Gardens (2 pages)
Rejuvenating Old Apple Trees (2 pages)
Brush Piles for Wildlife (3 pages)
Daylighting Roads and Trails to Create Edge (2 pages)
Mast for Wildlife (2 pages)
Nest Structures for Wildlife (2 pages)
Openings for Wildlife (2 pages)
Snags for Wildlife (2 pages)
Enhancing Your Backyard Habitat for Wildlife (28 pages)

Problem Wildlife Publications  Top
Illustrated fact sheets on how to manage problems caused by wildlife. All listed publications are PDFs.

Dealing with Nuisance Canada Geese 
Living with Coyotes
Dealing with Woodpecker Problems
Do Not Feed Waterfowl
Wildlife and Wildlife Management Publications  Top
 All listed publications are PDFs.
An identification guide of shorebirds commonly observed in Connecticut.
CT's 2015 Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species List Booklet listing CT's Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species. (20 pages)
The Birds of Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area A checklist of birds that are found at the Wildlife Division's Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington.
The Birds of Belding WMA   A checklist of birds that are found at the Wildlife Division's Belding Wildlife Management Area in Vernon.
Connecticut State Wildlife Grants - Taking Conservation into the Future Overview of fish and wildlife projects in Connecticut that are being funded by the State Wildlife Grants Program. (12 pages).
Explore Connecticut's Wildlife at Sessions Woods Workbook containing fact sheets, activities, and coloring pages to be used by school groups visiting Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington, CT. Includes a 4-page color insert of wildlife found at Sessions Woods. (44 pages)
An Evaluation of Deer Management Options
Developed by the New England Chapter of The Wildlife Society and the Northeast Deer Technical Committee.
The objective of this booklet is to explain the rationale behind deer management decisions and to discuss the utility of various management options. (28 pages)
Managing Urban Deer in Connecticut This booklet describes options for managing deer populations in urban and suburban environments. (40 pages)
History and Status of Moose in Connecticut -2002  (PDF) This booklet summarizes the history and status of moose in Connecticut.
Snakes in Connecticut - A Guide to Snake Identification
Web View Version
Duplex Color Printer Version
Snake identification guide to help educate people about snakes, thereby minimizing unwarranted concern when a snake is encountered. (20 pages)
Freshwater Mussels of Connecticut Booklet describing the freshwater mussels of Connecticut. (35 pages)
Beavers in Connecticut Booklet describing the natural history and management of beavers in Connecticut. (24 pages)
Habitat Management Publications Top
 All listed publications are PDFs.
Grassland Habitat Conservation Initiative Overview of information provided during the October 2006 announcement of Connecticut's Grassland Habitat Conservation Initiative. (11 pages)
Managing Grasslands, Shrublands, and Young Forest Habitats for Wildlife: A Guide for the Northeast (Link to page that downloads individual chapters.) Written by state and federal wildlife biologists and foresters, this guide provides important information on how to maintain and restore early successional habitats.
Controlling Invasive Phragmites in Connecticut's Wetlands Information on how to control Phragmites australis in freshwater and saltwater marshes.
Benefits of Clearcuts Brochure Brochure explaining how conducting clearcuts can benefit species dependent on shrubland habitats.
Enhancing Your Backyard Habitat for Wildlife (28 pages) A guide to creating habitat in backyards, using native plants, to attract wildlife.
Hunting and Trapping Publications  Top
 All listed publications are PDFs.
Falconry Regulations
Connecticut's regulations regarding falconry. (12 pages)
Deer Program Summaries Wild Turkey Program Summaries
2018 Deer Program Summary: A summary of white-tailed deer information for 2018, including changes in deer management regulations, harvest statistics, research activities, and population dynamics of Connecticut’s deer population. (32 pages) 2018 Wild Turkey Program Report: This booklet summarizes wild turkey information, including harvest statistics for the 2018 spring and fall hunting seasons. (28 pages)
2017 Deer Program Summary 2017 Wild Turkey Program Report
 2016 Deer Program Summary 2016 Wild Turkey Program Report
 2015 Deer Program Summary
 2014 Deer Program Summary
 2013 Deer Program Summary
 2012 Deer Program Summary 2008-2009 Turkey Program Summary
 2011 Deer Program Summary 2007-2008 Turkey Program Summary
 2010 Deer Program Summary 2006-2007 Turkey Program Summary
 2009 Deer Program Summary 2005-2006 Turkey Program Summary
2008 Deer Program Summary
2007 Deer Program Summary
2006 Deer Program Summary
2005 Deer Program Summary
Hunting Related Forms Top
Falconry Application Materials Link to instructions and forms for obtaining a falconry permit.
Private Land Consent Form (PDF) Consent form needed to hunt deer or turkey on private lands. (1 page)
Private Land Consent Form for Trappers (PDF) Consent form needed to trap furbearers on private lands. (1 page)
Miscellaneous Forms and Applications  Top
Permit Application for State Land Trapping (Word Form / PDF Application for trappers to obtain a trapping permit on selected state-owned property.
Application for Deer Crop Damage Permits (Word Form / PDF
An application for commercial agriculturalists to obtain crop damage permits for reducing damage caused by deer when the firearms deer hunting seasons are closed.
Black Bear Sighting Sighting Report Form Report bear sightings on this on-line form
Moose Sighting Report Form Report moose sightings on this on-line form
Public Bat Sightings Form
Form for submitting bat observations (2 pages)
Application for a permit to use lethal control of Canada Geese by farmers and required Signatory Form.
Gamebreeders' License Application     PDF  Word Gamebreeders' License Application (2 pages)
Gamebreeders' License Renewal         PDF  Word Gamebreeders' License report and renewal
Regulated Hunting Dog Training Area Permit Application                                     PDF  Word Application for Regulated Hunting Dog Training Area Permit (2 pages)
Regulated Hunting Dog Training Area Permit Renewal Application                         PDF  Word
Application for Regulated Hunting Dog Training Area Permit - Renewal (2 pages)
Regulated Hunting Dog Training Area Report                                                     PDF    
Non-Shooting Field Trial                        PDF  Word Application for Non-Shooting Field Trial Permit (2 pages)
Non-Shooting Field Trial Report            PDF  Word  
Shooting Field Trial Permit Application  PDF  Word Application for Shooting Field Trial Permit (2 pages)
Shooting Field Trial Report                  PDF  Word  
Private Shooting Preserve Permit Application                                                                 PDF  Word Application for Private Shooting Preserve Permit (2 pages)
Private Shooting Preserve Permit Renewal Application                                             PDF  Word Application for Private Shooting Preserve Permit - Renewal (2 pages)
Private Shooting Preserve Report        PDF  Word  
Game Bird Harvest Tags (PDF) Tags to be used when taking propagated game birds on regulated private shooting preserves and during regulated dog training and field trial events. 
Importation Permit (PDF) Application for Permit to Import Live Wild Birds/Eggs and Live Wild Quadrupeds (2 pages)
Application for Fur Buyer's License (PDF) Application for Fur Buyer's License (1 page)
Application for License to Practice Taxidermy (PDF) Application for License to Practice Taxidermy (1 page)
Application for Hunting License for the Owner of a Pack of Dogs
Application for Hunting License for the Owner of a Pack of Dogs (1 page)
Application for Scientific Collection Permit (PDF) Required for all activities that involve the capture, marking, salvage, release or disturbance of protected wildlife species. (3 pages)
Freshwater Mussel Field Survey Data Form (PDF) Form for submitting mussel distribution information to the DEEP (2 pages)
NWCO Information Request Information and online form to request application materials for becoming a licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator.
Connecticut Wildlife Magazine  Top
The official bimonthly publication of the DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources. Available by Mail Subscription.
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