DEEP: Wildlife Publication Library

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Mammals
Birds
Reptiles
Amphibians
Fish
Invertebrates
Endangered Species
Wildlife Habitat
Problem Wildlife
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Connecticut Wildlife Magazine
Hunting & Trapping
Wildlife & Wildlife Management
Habitat Management

Forms & Applications
Hunting
Miscellaneous

Recently Added Publications
NEW! Common Shorebirds of Connecticut guide (PDF 3.4 mb)

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Wildlife Fact Sheets
Illustrations and facts about some of Connecticut's wildlife species.
Mammals (2 pages each unless otherwise noted)
Bats (PDF  6pp.) Least Shrew (PDF)
Beaver (PDF 4pp.) Moose (PDF)
Black Bear (PDF4pp.) Muskrat (PDF)
Bobcat (PDF) Virginia Opossum (PDF)
Chipmunk (PDF) Raccoon (PDF)
Cottontail Rabbits (PDF) Red Fox (PDF)
Coyote (PDF) Red Squirrel (PDF)
Fisher (PDF) River Otter (PDF)
Flying Squirrels (PDF) Striped Skunk (PDF)
Gray Fox (PDF) White-tailed Deer (PDF)
Gray Squirrel (PDF) Woodchuck (PDF)
Birds (2 pages each unless otherwise noted)
American Bittern (PDF) Northern Harrier (PDF)
American Kestrel (PDF) Osprey (PDF)
American Crow (PDF) Peregrine Falcon (PDF)
American Woodcock (PDF) Pied-billed Grebe (PDF)
Bald Eagle (PDF)

Piping Plover (PDF)

Barn Owl (PDF)

Purple Martin (PDF)

Black Rail (PDF)

Red-headed Woodpecker (PDF)
Bobwhite (PDF) Ring-necked Pheasant (PDF)
Brown-headed Cowbird (PDF) Rock Dove (PDF)
Canada Goose (PDF) Roseate Tern (PDF)
Common Moorhen (PDF) Ruffed Grouse (PDF)
Eastern Bluebird (PDF  8pp.)

Sedge Wren (PDF)

Grasshopper Sparrow (PDF)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (PDF)

Great Egret (PDF)

Short-eared Owl (PDF)

Horned Lark (PDF)

Snowy Egret (PDF)

King Rail (PDF)

Upland Sandpiper (PDF)

Least Bittern (PDF)

Vesper Sparrow (PDF)

Least Tern (PDF) Wild Turkey (PDF)
Long-eared Owl (PDF) Wood Duck (PDF)
Mallard (PDF) Woodpeckers (PDF  4pp.)
Mute Swan (PDF) Yellow-breasted Chat (PDF)
Amphibians (2 pages each unless otherwise noted)
Eastern Spadefoot Toad (PDF) Northern Spring Salamander (PDF)
Northern Slimy Salamander (PDF)
Fish (2 pages each unless otherwise noted)
Atlantic Sturgeon (PDF) Shortnose Sturgeon (PDF)
Invertebrates (2 pages each unless otherwise noted)
Puritan Tiger Beetle  (PDF)
Endangered and Threatened Species Fact Sheets  Top
Illustrations and facts about some of the wildlife on Connecticut's list of endangered, threatened and special concern species.
Endangered Mammals (2 pages each)

Least Shrew (PDF)

Endangered Birds (2 pages each)

American Bittern (PDF)

Pied-billed Grebe (PDF)

Barn Owl (PDF)

Red-headed Woodpecker (PDF)

Black Rail (PDF)

Roseate Tern (PDF)

Common Moorhen (PDF)

Sedge Wren (PDF)

Grasshopper Sparrow (PDF)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (PDF)

King Rail (PDF)

Upland Sandpiper (PDF)

Long-eared Owl (PDF)

Vesper Sparrow (PDF)

Northern Harrier (PDF)

Yellow-breasted Chat (PDF)

Endangered Reptiles (2 pages each)

Bog Turtle (PDF)

Leatherback Sea Turtle (PDF)

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle (PDF)

Timber Rattlesnake (PDF)

Endangered Amphibians (2 pages each)

Eastern Spadefoot Toad (PDF)

Endangered Fish (2 pages each)

Shortnose Sturgeon (PDF)

Endangered Invertebrates (2 pages each)

Puritan Tiger Beetle  (PDF)

Threatened Mammals None listed
Threatened Reptiles (2 pages each)

Atlantic Green Sea Turtle (PDF)

Loggerhead Sea Turtle (PDF)

Five-lined Skink (PDF)

Threatened Amphibians (2 pages each)

Northern Slimy Salamander (PDF)

Northern Spring Salamander (PDF)

Threatened Fish (2 pages each)

Atlantic Sturgeon (PDF)

Threatened Invertebrates No fact sheets currently available
Special Concern Mammals No fact sheets currently available
Special Concern Birds No fact sheets currently available
Special Concern Reptiles (2 pages each)
Special Concern Fish No fact sheets currently available
Special Concern Invertebrates No fact sheets currently available

Habitat Fact Sheets  Top
Illustrated fact sheets on how to manage wildlife habitat.

Butterfly Gardens (PDF 2pp.)
Rejuvenating Old Apple Trees (PDF 2pp.)
Brush Piles for Wildlife (PDF 2pp.)
Daylighting Roads and Trails to Create Edge (PDF 2pp.)
Mast for Wildlife (PDF 2pp.)
Nest Structures for Wildlife (PDF 2pp.)
Openings for Wildlife (PDF  2pp.)
Snags for Wildlife (PDF 2pp.)

Problem Wildlife Fact Sheets  Top
Illustrated fact sheets on how to manage problems caused by wildlife.

Living with Coyotes  (PDF)
Dealing with Woodpecker Problems  (PDF)
Do Not Feed Waterfowl  (PDF)
Wildlife & Wildlife
Management Publications 
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An identification guide of shorebirds commonly observed in Connecticut.
CT's 2010 Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species List Booklet listing CT's Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species. (20 pages)
Fishing Line Recycling Locations in Connecticut A list of inland and coastal locations where fishing line recycling receptacles are located.
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 (PDF 1.2 mb) 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 (PDF 3.6 mb) 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 (PDF)
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  (PDF) 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 (PDF)
Duplex Color Printer Version (PDF)
Snake identification guide to help educate people about snakes, thereby minimizing unwarranted concern when a snake is encountered. (20 pages)
Freshwater Mussels of Connecticut (PDF) Booklet describing the freshwater mussels of Connecticut. (35 pages)
Beavers in Connecticut (PDF) Booklet describing the natural history and management of beavers in Connecticut. (24 pages)
Habitat Management Publications  Top
Grassland Habitat Conservation Initiative (PDF 351k) 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 Phragmites australis (PDF) Information on how to control Phragmites australis in freshwater and saltwater marshes.
Benefits of Clearcuts Brochure (PDF) Brochure explaining how conducting clearcuts can benefit species dependent on shrubland habitats.
CT Native Tree and Shrub Availability List (PDF ) Provides names of CT nurseries that carry native planting stock for wildlife habitat enhancement. (12 pages)
Hunting & Trapping Publications  Top
NEW! 2012 Deer Program Summary (PDF) A summary of white-tailed deer information for 2012, including changes in deer management regulations, harvest statistics, research activities, and population dynamics of Connecticut’s deer population. (30 pages)
This booklet summarizes wild turkey information, including harvest statistics for the spring (2011) and fall (2010) hunting seasons. (22 pages)
2011 Deer Program Summary (PDF) A summary of white-tailed deer information for 2011. (30 pages)
2010 Deer Program Summary (PDF) A summary of white-tailed deer information for 2010. (30 pages)
2009 Deer Program Summary (PDF) A summary of white-tailed deer information for 2009. (30 pages)
2008 Deer Program Summary (PDF) A summary of white-tailed deer information for 2008. (33 pages)
2007 Deer Program Summary (PDF) A summary of white-tailed deer information for 2007. (33 pages)
2006 Deer Program Summary (PDF) A summary of white-tailed deer information for 2006. (32 pages)
2005 Deer Program Summary (PDF) A summary of white-tailed deer information for 2005. (48 pages)
A summary of wild turkey information for the spring (2010) and fall (2009) hunting seasons. (24 pages)
2008-2009 Turkey Program Summary (PDF) A summary of wild turkey information for the spring (2009) and fall (2008) hunting seasons. (23 pages)
2007-2008 Turkey Program Summary (PDF) A summary of wild turkey information for the spring (2008) and fall (2007) hunting seasons. (22 pages)
2006-2007 Turkey Program Summary (PDF) A summary of wild turkey information for the spring (2007) and fall (2006) hunting seasons. (22 pages)
2005-2006 Turkey Program Summary (PDF) A summary of wild turkey information for the spring (2006) and fall (2005) hunting seasons. (29 pages)
Falconry Regulations (PDF) Connecticut's regulations regarding falconry. (12 pages)
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)
Miscellaneous Forms & Applications  Top
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)
Canada Goose Agricultural Damage Permit Application (PDF) Application for a permit to use lethal control of Canada Geese by farmers. (6 pages)
Wildlife License Plate Application (PDF) Application form to purchase wildlife license plates. (1 page)
Gamebreeders' License Application (PDF) Gamebreeders' License Application (2 pages)
Regulated Hunting Dog Training Area Permit Application (PDF) Application for Regulated Hunting Dog Training Area Permit (2 pages)
Regulated Hunting Dog Training Area Permit Renewal Application (PDF) Application for Regulated Hunting Dog Training Area Permit - Renewal (2 pages)
Regulated Hunting Dog Training Area Report (PDF)  
Non-Shooting Field Trial (PDF) Application for Non-Shooting Field Trial Permit (2 pages)
Non-Shooting Field Trial Report (PDF)  
Shooting Field Trial Permit Application (PDF) Application for Shooting Field Trial Permit (2 pages)
Shooting Field Trial Report (PDF)  
Private Shooting Preserve Permit Application (PDF) Application for Private Shooting Preserve Permit (2 pages)
Private Shooting Preserve Permit Renewal Application (PDF) Application for Private Shooting Preserve Permit - Renewal (2 pages)
Private Shooting Preserve Report (PDF)  
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
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Content last updated on April 22, 2014.