DEEP: Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Day

Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Days

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In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Connecticut
Bureau of Natural Resources, two events were held in 2016:

September 10 at Franklin WMA   &   September 24 at Sessions Woods WMA
Hosted by the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Divisions of Wildlife, Inland Fisheries, Marine Fisheries, Forestry, and Environmental Conservation Police.
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Where: Franklin Wildlife Management Area,
391 Route 32, North Franklin
When: September 10, 2016
Hours: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM 

Where: Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, 341 Milford Street, Burlington
When: September 24, 2016
Hours: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

A Great Turnout for Connecticut Hunting and Fishing Days in 2016
The Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources held two successful Hunting and Fishing Days this year in honor of the 150th Anniversary celebration. The first one was held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Wildlife Division's Franklin Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin and approximately 800 people attended this first-time event. On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the 6th Hunting and Fishing Day was held at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington. It is estimated that an additional 800 or more people participated in the Sessions Woods event in addition to hundreds of staff, volunteers, and vendors who made both events possible.

These FREE events featured activities for all ages, including target shooting, archery, hunting dog demonstrations, kid's activities, fishing demonstrations, and dozens of equipment vendors, sporting clubs, fish and wildlife exhibits, conservation organizations, and more!

Why We Are Celebrating

Hunters and anglers have been at the forefront of the conservation movement for over 100 years. They showed their support by requesting taxes and special fees on hunting and fishing equipment to help pay for wildlife and fish management, habitat restoration, and other conservation programs through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program.

This year, we are also celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources. Joining in the celebration are the Divisions of Wildlife, Inland Fisheries, Marine Fisheries, Forestry, and the Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police, as well as many partners. At each event, participants had the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Bureau of Natural Resources and receive 150th Anniversary reusable bags and other handouts. Follow along with the celebration and learn more on our 150th Anniversary webpage.


Special Thanks to Our Donors Who Support Hunting & Fishing Day
Cabela's Newbury Archery
Connecticut Waterfowl Association Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Dynamic Outdoor Concepts Safari Club International: Central CT Chapter
Friends of Sessions Woods  U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation
High Rock Shooting Association  Weatherby Foundation International

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Content last updated on October 18, 2016.