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Connecticut - 2016-17 Season

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Zone/SpeciesDatesNotes
North
Duck, Coot, Merganser
Oct 8 - Oct 15
Nov 10 - Jan 10
North of I-95
South
Duck, Coot, Merganser
Oct 8 - Oct 11
Nov 16 - Jan 20
South of I-95
South
Sea Duck
Nov 12 - Jan 20Includes scoters, oldsquaws and eiders
North
Canada & White-fronted Goose
Sep 1 - Sep 30Litchfield Co. and the portion of Hartford Co., west of a line beginning at the Massachusetts border in Suffield and extending south along Route 159 to its intersection with I-91 in Hartford, and then extending south along I-91 to its intersection with the Hartford/Middlesex Co. line.
South
Canada & White-fronted Goose
Early: Sep 13 - Sep 30
Late: Jan 25 - Feb 15
Starting at the intersection of I-95 and the Quinnipiac River, north on the Quinnipiac River to its intersection with I-91, north on I-91 to I-691 to the Hartford County line, and encompassing the rest of New Haven County and all of Fairfield County.
AP Unit
Canada & White-fronted Goose
Oct 10 - Oct 13
Nov 23 - Jan 14
All of the rest of the State not included in the AP or AFRP descriptions above.
AFRP Unit
Canada & White-fronted Goose
Oct 10 - Oct 13
Nov 11 - Jan 30
Dec 10 - Feb 15
NAP-H Unit
Canada & White-fronted Goose
Oct 8 - Oct 15
Nov 10 - Jan 21
North
Snow & Blue Goose
Oct 1 - Jan 14
Feb 21 - Mar 10
South
Snow & Blue Goose
Oct 1 - Dec 1
Jan 7 - Mar 10
North
Brant
Nov 14 - Jan 10Open to hunters 12-15 years of age who possess a valid small game junior hunting license and area accompanied by a licensed non-hunting adult at least 18 years of age. Duck, geese, mergansers and coots may be hunted.
South
Brant
Nov 24 - Jan 20
YouthOct 1 & Nov 5

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpeciesDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks, Mergansers, Scaup6, including no more than:
  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 1 black duck
  • 1 scaup
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 canvasback
  • 2 hooded mergansers
  • No harlequin ducks
Coots15
Sea Ducks5, including no more than
  • 4 scoters
  • 4 oldsquaw
  • 4 eiders
Canada & White-fronted GeeseSeptember: 15
Late: 5
AP Unit: 3
AFRP Unit: 5
NAP-H Unit: 3
Snow & Blue Geese25, no possession limit
Brant2
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
September Goose Season1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoWeapon typeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than 3 shells
AmmunitionNon-toxic shot must be used. Max size for steel is BB, #2 for other types
FalconryPermitted during open season
Limit 3 birds daily