Connecticut Deer Hunting Seasons and Permit Requirements

DEEP offers hunters various deer hunting opportunities in Connecticut with seasons designated according to the hunting equipment utilized:

  • Archery Season: Requires a Small Game and Deer Archery Permit to participate. This category includes the Archery-only Lottery.
  • State Land Shotgun Season: Comprises Lottery and No-Lottery Seasons.
  • Private Land Shotgun/Rifle/Revolver Season: Eligibility is based on land type with specific permits needed.
  • Landowner Season: Tailored for those who own a sizable amount of land.
  • Private and State Land Muzzleloader Season: Separate permits for muzzleloader hunters on private and state lands.

For firearms seasons, all hunters must secure a Firearms Hunting License in addition to a separate permit corresponding to the specific equipment type they plan to use. Those opting to hunt with a revolver need a Firearms Hunting License, a Private Land Shotgun/Rifle Deer Permit, and a Revolver Deer Endorsement.

Hunters should also educate themselves on important deer hunting topics like chronic wasting disease, epizootic hemorrhagic disease, procedures for obtaining replacement tags, activities that are strictly prohibited during hunting, and participation in hunter surveys.

For beginners or those looking to get (back) into deer hunting, the Deer Hunting Roadmap is an excellent resource to become acquainted with the essentials of deer hunting practices and regulations.

Archery Deer Season Regulations and Requirements

Season Dates & Zones

  • January 1 - January 31: Private Land hunting in Zones 11 and 12 only.
  • September 15 - December 31: Private Land hunting across all zones.
  • September 15 - November 15 & December 21 - December 31: State Land hunting.
  • September 15 - December 31: State Land Bowhunting Only Areas.

Bag Limits

  • Standard: 2 deer of either sex and 2 antlerless deer, totaling 4.
  • Extended (January on private lands in Zones 11 & 12): An extra bag limit of 1 deer of either sex and 1 antlerless, totaling 2.

Hunting Hours

Permissible hunting time spans from 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.

Licensing & Permits

Required: Small Game and Deer Archery Permit. Proof of completion is required for the Connecticut CE/FS bowhunting course since 1982 or an equivalent from another state or country for permit purchase. A Connecticut bowhunting permit acquired in 2002 or afterward suffices as proof.

Equipment Specifications

  • Legal Bows: Longbows, recurve bows, compound bows (minimum draw weight of 40 pounds), and crossbows are permitted.
  • Crossbows: Must have a minimum draw weight of 125 pounds, fixed rifle-type stock with a functional mechanical safety device, and a non-folding adjustable stock. Loaded crossbows have a drawn string with a bolt in place. Bolts must measure at least 18 inches, broadhead excluded. Telescopic sights are allowed.

Arrowheads

Must feature a minimum of two blades and be at least 7/8 inch wide at the widest point. Expandable broadheads meeting these dimensions are permissible.

Tagging and Reporting

Hunters must follow the rules set out in the Tagging and Reporting Requirements documentation, which includes guidelines for 2022 Harvest Tags and instructions for proper use.

Hunting Regulations: Special Considerations for Archery and Firearms

Sunday Hunting Specifics

Archery deer hunters, including those partaking in the Free Landowner Deer Season using bows, are permitted to hunt on Sundays, but exclusively on private land across all Deer Management Zones. An important restriction to note is that all Sunday archery hunting activities must be conducted at a minimum distance of 40 yards from any identified hiking trails with blazes.

Firearms During Archery Hunting

For archers, it's crucial to understand that carrying a firearm while bow hunting is strictly forbidden. This rule reinforces the separation of archery and firearms hunting for safety and regulation purposes.

Bowhunting Acreage Requirement

Bowhunters will find no minimum land size restriction for their sport. This grants greater accessibility to the sport across diverse property sizes, provided that hunting is carried out in compliance with other state regulations.

Private Land Hunting Permissions

When hunting on private land, it is mandated to possess signed written consent from the landowner. This consent needs to be on official forms specific to the current hunting season and must be presented upon request while hunting.

State Land Archery Deer Hunting

To identify state lands where archery deer hunting is allowed, refer to the CT Interactive Hunting Area Map. Some of these state lands are exclusively designated for bowhunting and prohibit firearms deer hunting, especially during the state land shotgun and muzzleloader deer seasons, which span from November 16 to December 31.

Fluorescent Orange Requirement

During the period between November 16 and December 31, bowhunters are required to wear a minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent orange. However, this safety clothing can be removed when the hunter is stationed in a tree stand that is at least 10 feet above ground level.

Use of Decoys

Utilizing decoys is allowed during the early and late archery deer seasons under the condition that they are transported with 400 square inches of fluorescent orange coverage. Nonetheless, the use of decoys is not permitted during the time frame from November 16 to December 31.

Replacement Tags Availability

For those seeking replacement tags, they are available for this particular type of hunting permit.

Junior Deer Hunter Training Days Notice

A period from Saturday, November 5 to Saturday, November 12, 2022 (excluding Sunday), is designated as Junior Deer Hunter Training Days. During this time, junior hunters who have obtained firearms deer permits may engage in hunting activities using firearms.

Bowhunting on Aquarion Water Company Property

For individuals seeking to bow hunt on Aquarion Water Company property, additional details on necessary permits are available and should be reviewed before planning a hunt.

Archery-Only Lottery Deer Hunting Details

Season Dates and Limits

  • Duration: September 15 to December 31
  • Bag Limit:
    • Total of 4 deer, with a breakdown of:
    • 2 deer of either sex
    • 2 antlerless deer only
    • Utilizing archery deer permit tags for tracking

Hunting Hours

  • Active from 1/2 hour before sunrise until official sunset daily.

Licensing and Permit Restrictions

  • Required:
    • Archery deer/small game license
    • Archery-only lottery permit
  • Limitation: Only a single archery-only lottery deer permit is allowed for purchase each hunting year.

Approved Archery Equipment

  • Legal bows and arrows specifications provided for deer hunting.
  • Use of Mechanical string release devices is explicitly allowed.

Harvest Compliance

  • Mandatory adherence to Tagging and Reporting Requirements which can be found in the provided resource section, including:
    • 2022 Harvest Tags
    • Specific instructions on proper use and submission

State Land Lottery Deer Hunting Regulations

Key Season Dates

  • State Land Lottery "A" Season: Nov. 16 - Nov. 25
  • State Land Regular Lottery Season: Nov. 16 - Dec. 6

Bag Limit

  • State Land Areas: Quota set at 1 deer of either sex.
  • Controlled Hunt Areas: Bag limits are subject to variation based on specific area regulations.

Hunting Hours

  • Legally sanctioned from 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset each day of the season.

Licensing and Permit Requirements

  • Mandatory Licenses:
    • Firearms hunting license.
  • Essential Permits:
    • State land lottery permit, or
    • Controlled hunt area lottery permit.
  • Permit Purchase Limit:
    • Only one Firearms State Land Lottery Deer permit is eligible for purchase per hunter each year.

Authorized Firearms for Hunting

Shotgun Specifications

  • Gauge Options:
    • 12 gauge
    • 16 gauge
    • 20 gauge
  • Requirements:
    • Must be a breech-loading shotgun.
    • Can only be loaded with single soft alloy projectile ammunition.
    • Permissible barrel types include rifled or smoothbore.
    • Shotgun capacity should not exceed 3 shells.

Muzzleloader Specifications

  • Type and Caliber:
    • Muzzleloading rifle or shotgun with a minimum of .45 caliber.
  • Loading and Ammunition:
    • Must load with a single projectile through the muzzle end.

Additional Equipment Allowances

  • Optics:
    • Telescopic sights are allowed.
  • Shotgun Modification:
    • Use of shotgun converters is permitted.

Junior Deer Hunter Training Days

Designated Dates

  • Start: Saturday, November 5, 2022
  • End: Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • Exclusion: No hunting on Sunday within this period.

State Land No-Lottery Deer Hunting Guide

Season Timeline & Quota

  • Dates: November 16 - December 6
  • Bag Limit: 1 deer of either sex

Permitted Hunting Times

  • From 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset daily.

Licensing & Permit Stipulations

  • Requirement:
    • Firearms hunting license and a State Land No-Lottery Permit.
  • Limit:
    • Purchase only one variant of the State Land Shotgun Deer Permit.
    • Do not acquire a State Land No-Lottery Permit if applying for a State Land Lottery Permit.

Firearm Guidelines

  • Shotgun Caliber:
    • 12, 16, or 20 gauge breech-loading shotgun.
  • Ammunition:
    • Single soft alloy projectile ammo.
  • Barrel Types:
    • Both rifled and smoothbore are allowed.
  • Capacity Restrictions:
    • Shotgun should have a maximum capacity of 3 shells.
  • Muzzleloader Specifics:
    • Minimum .45 caliber rifle or shotgun.
    • Load only a single projectile from the muzzle.
  • Permissible Enhancements:
    • Telescopic sights.
    • Shotgun converters.

Harvest Tagging & Reporting

  • Refer to Tagging and Reporting Requirements for comprehensive guidelines.

For Area Clarifications

  • Consult the CT Interactive Hunting Area Map for open areas.

Special Conditions for Juniors

  • Junior Deer Hunter Training Days are set for November 5 and November 12, 2022, excluding the Sunday within that timeframe.

Private Land Shotgun/Rifle/Revolver Deer Hunting

Season Calendar & Bag Limits

  • Season: November 16 - December 6
  • Statewide Bag Limit:
    • Except Zones 2 and 4A: 1 of either sex + 1 antlerless
    • Zones 2 and 4A: 1 of either sex (No "Antlerless Only" tags)
    • Zone 7: +1 additional antlerless
    • Zones 11 and 12: +2 additional antlerless
  • Zone Map: Refer to the Deer Management Zone map for precise area regulations.

Hunting Times

  • Authorized from 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.

Licenses & Permits

  • Requirement:
    • Firearms hunting license
    • Private Land Shotgun/Rifle Deer permit
  • For Revolver Use:
    • Must also secure a Revolver Deer Endorsement for the current season.

Approved Firearms

  • Shotgun:
    • 12, 16, and 20 gauge breech loading with single soft alloy projectile ammunition.
    • Rifled or smoothbore barrels approved.
  • Rifle & Revolver:
    • Centerfire rifle 6mm (.243 caliber) or larger.
    • Revolver .357 caliber or larger.
    • Land requirement: 10+ acres, authorized by landowner.
  • Muzzleloaders:
    • Minimum .45 caliber rifle or shotgun.
    • Single projectile, loaded from the muzzle end.
  • Enhancements:
    • Telescopic sights.
    • Shotgun converters.
  • No Minimum Acreage for shotguns or muzzleloaders use.

Tagging & Harvest Reporting

  • Consult Tagging and Reporting Requirements for current protocols.

Special Conditions

  • Landowner Permissions:
    • Must have signed written consent from the landowner; carry the official form while hunting.
  • Replacement Tags:
    • Obtainable for this permit category.
  • Junior Hunter Days:
    • Scheduled for November 5 - November 12, 2022, excluding Sunday.

Landowner Deer Hunting Privileges and Requirements

Season Duration & Quota

  • Season: November 1 to December 31
  • Bag Limit:
    • Overall: 2 deer
    • Composition: 1 of either sex and 1 antlerless

Permissible Hunting Hours

  • Established from 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset daily.

Landowner Eligibility & Beneficiaries

  • Free Landowner Permits:
    • Limited to owners of 10+ contiguous acres.
  • Additional Permits:
    • Available for spouses, lineal descendants, parents, grandparents, and siblings.
  • Sunday Archery:
    • Allowed on private lands in all Deer Management Zones (refer to zone map).

Licensing & Endorsements

  • Permits:
    • Free Landowner Deer Permit required.
  • Residency Requirement:
    • Standard hunting license if not residing on the qualified property.
  • Revolver Hunting:
    • Mandatory Revolver Deer Endorsement if employing a revolver.
  • Bowhunting Certification:
    • Proof of completing CT Conservation Education/Firearms Safety bowhunting course or equivalent.

Authorized Firearms and Bows

  • Shotguns:
    • 12, 16, or 20 gauge with single soft alloy projectile ammo.
    • Rifled or smooth barrels approved.
  • Rifles & Revolvers:
    • Centerfire rifle 6mm (.243 caliber) or larger.
    • Revolver .357 caliber or larger.
    • Revolver use requires current season endorsement.
  • Muzzleloaders:
    • Minimum .45 caliber.

Bows & Crossbows

  • Legal Bows:
    • Long, recurved, or compound bows with a minimum 40-pound draw weight.
  • Crossbows:
    • Must have a draw weight of at least 125 pounds and functional mechanical safety.
    • Bolt length to be 18 inches (broadhead excluded).
  • Restrictions:
    • Folding stocks on crossbows is not permitted.
    • No drug or poison-coated projectiles.

Arrowhead Standards

  • Design:
    • Two blades minimum.
    • Minimum width of 7/8 inch.
    • Opening on impact is allowable, meeting size criteria.

Harvest Documentation

  • Compliance with Tagging and Reporting Requirements is necessary.

Fluorescent Orange Regulation

  • Landowner Exception:
    • No fluorescent orange is required for actual landowners actively hunting on their property.
  • Family Members:
    • Fluorescent orange is mandatory for spouses, descendants, and relatives hunting on the landowner's property.

State Land Deer Muzzleloader Hunting Information

Season Calendar & Limitations

  • Dates: December 7 - December 20
  • Bag Limit: 1 deer, either sex

Permissible Hunting Schedule

  • Hours: From 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.

Licenses & Permitting

  • License Required:
    • A valid firearms hunting license.
  • Permit Required:
    • A State Land Muzzleloader Deer Permit.

Approved Firearms Criteria

  • Muzzleloaders:
    • Rifle or shotgun style.
    • Minimum .45 caliber.
    • Must be loaded with a single projectile through the muzzle.
  • Permitted Enhancements:
    • Telescopic sights.
    • Shotgun converters.

Tagging & Reporting Obligations

  • Adherence expected to Tagging and Reporting Requirements as outlined.

Hunting Zone Clarifications

  • State Land Hunting:
    • Refer to the CT Interactive Hunting Area Map for locations permitting muzzleloader deer hunting on state land.

Private Land Deer Muzzleloader Hunting Guidelines

Season Dates & Bag Limits

  • Season: December 7 to December 31
  • Statewide Limits:
    • Excluding Zones 2 and 4A: 1 of either sex and 1 antlerless
    • Zones 2 and 4A: 1 of either sex only
    • Zone 7: Plus 1 additional antlerless
    • Zones 11 and 12: Plus 2 additional antlerless
  • Zone Map: For detailed restrictions, visit the Deer Management Zone map.

Accepted Hunting Period

  • Hours: Active from 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset.

Licensing & Permits

  • Required:
    • Firearms hunting license
    • Private Land Muzzleloader Deer Permit.

Firearm Specifications

  • Muzzleloaders:
    • Minimum .45 caliber for rifles or shotguns.
    • Must use single-projectile loading from the muzzle end.
  • Allowed Accessories:
    • Telescopic sights.
    • Shotgun converters.
  • Land Size:
    • No minimum acreage is needed for the use of muzzleloaders.

Harvest Tagging & Reporting

  • Adherence to the Tagging and Reporting Requirements is mandatory.

Special Conditions for Hunters

  • Zones 2, 4A Tags:
    • The "Antlerless Only" tag is invalid; only the "Either-sex" tag is applicable.
  • Landowner Consent:
    • Signed written consent from the landowner is obligatory.
  • Replacement Tags:
    • Available for hunters as needed.

Deer Lottery Permit Allocation Process

Lottery Permit Application

  • Purpose: Limited permits for deer hunting on designated state lands and controlled hunt areas.
  • Requirement: Apply for a deer lottery permit to hunt in these areas.

Availability of Unpurchased Permits

  • Start Date: March 15, 2022, at 9:00 AM for select permits.
  • Method: First-come, first-served basis for unsold permits.
  • Availability: Online or at select DEEP offices until sold out.
  • Purchase Completion: All unspecified permits must be finalized at the end of the transaction.

Unclaimed Permit Details (as of April 18, 2022)

  • Area 26: Trout Brook Valley SP - Sold out.
  • Area 28: Naugatuck SF, Quillinan Res - Sold out.
  • Area 51: Yale-Myers Forest (A Season Only) - 84 permits available.
  • Area 52: Bristol Water Co. - 1 permit available.
  • Area 56: Centennial State Forest - 1 permit available.
  • Area 58: MDC Valentine/Pine Hill - Sold out.
  • Area 60 & 62: Tankerhoosen WMA & Aldo Leopold WMA - Sold out.
  • Area 63: Mohawk SF - Ziegler Tract - Limited availability.
  • Area 64 & 67: MDC Barkhamsted Res. East & West - Sold out.

Lottery Season Dates & Bag Limits

  • Lottery "A" Season: Nov. 16 – Nov. 25
  • Regular Season: Nov. 16 – Dec. 6
  • Bag Limits:
    • State Land: 1 either sex.
    • Controlled Hunt Areas: Variable limits.

Applied Hunting Hours

  • From 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.

License & Permit Requirements

  • Permits:
    • Firearms hunting license.
    • State land lottery permit or controlled hunt area lottery permit.
  • Restrictions: Only one permit per year.
  • Application Opens January 3 at 9:30 AM for the new season.
  • Alternate Permit: For those rejected in the lottery, a state land no-lottery permit is available.

Authorized Firearms for Hunting

  • Shotguns:
    • 12, 16, or 20 gauge, single soft alloy projectile ammo.
    • Rifled or smooth barrels.
    • Limit of 3 shells in the gun.
  • Muzzleloaders:
    • .45 caliber minimum, single projectile.
  • Permitted Modifications:
    • Telescopic sights.
    • Shotgun converters.

Harvest Tagging & Reporting Instructions

  • Refer to Tagging and Reporting Requirements for compliance.

Archery-Only Lottery Permit Distribution

Lottery Purpose

  • Distributes permits for controlled hunt areas.
  • Supports landowners to create hunting programs, which may include pre-hunt meetings and background checks.

Impact on Other Permits and Opportunities

  • Participation in the archery-only lottery does not affect the allocation of firearms lottery permits.
  • Allows continued archery hunting on other state lands not covered by the lottery.

Future Considerations

  • Once available, only one archery-only area permit will be issued per hunter, similar to the firearms lottery protocol.

Application Instructions

  • Follow existing procedures for deer lottery applications specifically for the archery-only controlled hunt lottery.

Archery-Only Lottery Timeline

  • Closes on January 30; not open to youth hunters aged 12 to 17.

Seasonal Framework & Quota

  • Dates: September 15 – December 31
  • Bag Limits:
    • Total: 4 deer
    • Breakdown: 2 of either sex and 2 antlerless
    • Tags: Utilize archery deer permit tags for documentation.

Authorized Hunting Hours

  • Duration: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset each day.

License & Permit Requirements

  • License: Archery deer/small game license.
  • Permit: One permit of this type can be granted annually.
  • Application: Begins January 3 at 9:30 AM (updated for the current year).
  • Alternative Options: Rejected lottery applicants may opt for bowhunting in any bowhunting-permissible state or controlled hunt area.

Equipment Regulations

  • Legal Bows: Criteria provided for lawful bows and arrows in deer hunting.
  • Release Mechanisms: Mechanical string release devices are explicitly permitted.

Deer Lottery Permit Application Guide

Application Timing and Procedure

  • Start Date: January 3, at 9:30 AM (annual update).
  • Submission: Online applications required (desktop view recommended on mobile devices).
  • Instructions: Detailed application guide provided.

Adult Hunter Applications

  • Eligibility: Licensed firearms hunters over 17.
  • Group Applications:
    • Up to four individuals.
    • Only one group application is allowed.
  • Area Choices: A maximum of six different areas can be selected.

Application Outcome and Purchase

  • Immediate Results: Successful applicants are notified instantly.
  • Permit Allocation:
    • Permits auto-added to the individual's and group members’ "shopping carts."
    • Purchase can be immediate or deferred.
  • Responsibility: Each hunter must independently finalize their permit purchase.
  • Deadline: January 30 for purchase, or the permit will be forfeited.

Youth Hunter Applications

  • Age Range: 12 through 17 years.
  • Application Method: Exclusive Youth Lottery Permits program.
  • Individual Application: Youth cannot apply as a group.
  • Choice and Quotas: Direct selection unless limited by filled quotas.
  • Purchase: Concluded with the transaction.

Recommendations for Adults and Youth

  • Adults should apply and complete permit acquisition before securing Youth Lottery Permits to coordinate hunting areas.

Sales Policy

  • Finality: All transactions are conclusive.
  • Refunds/Changes: Not permissible by DEEP for area swaps or fee refunds.

Availability of Unclaimed Permits

  • Distribution: From March 15, at 9:00 AM, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Acquisition: Online or at designated DEEP offices until depletion.
  • Completion: Must finalize all unsold permit purchases in a single transaction.

Additional Support

  • Lottery Questions: Direct communication to andrew.labonte@ct.gov for assistance.

Deer Lottery "A" Season Specifics for Area 51 Yale-Myers Forest

Area Allocation and Restrictions

  • Location: Union* (Town)
  • Quota: 230 permits available
  • Land Size: 7,700 acres for hunting purposes

Area 51 Special Conditions

  • Hunting Rules:
    • No hunting allowed during Junior Hunter Training Days.
    • Hunting of coyotes and foxes is not authorized.
    • Deer driving is prohibited during the shotgun deer lottery season.

Mandatory Pre-Hunt Meeting for Hunters

  • Requirement: Attendance is obligatory for those selected.
  • Advice: If unable to attend the pre-hunt meeting, refrain from applying for Area 51.
  • Notification: Selected hunters will be informed by August 15 regarding pre-hunt details.
  • Follow-up: If no notification is received by the stated date, contact andrew.labonte@ct.gov for guidance.

2022 Deer Lottery Regular Season Area Details

Area Classifications and Symbols

  • SF: State Forest
  • WMA: Wildlife Management Area
  • SP: State Park
  • ^^: Additional restrictions may apply; review specific area regulations.
  • *: Certain restrictions or opportunities may exist; check for updates.
  • **^: Special conditions or instructions in place; adhere to area guidelines.

Regular Season Quotas and Acreage by Area

  • Trout Brook Valley SP (Area 26):

    • Town: Easton
    • Quota: 15 permits
    • Size: 330 acres
  • Naugatuck SF - Quillinan Reservoir Block (Area 28):

    • Town: Ansonia
    • Quota: 25 permits
    • Size: 511 acres
  • Bristol Water Co. (Area 52):

    • Town: Harwinton
    • Quota: 75 permits
    • Size: 4,500 acres
  • Centennial Watershed SF (Area 56):

    • Town: Easton*
    • Quota: 170 permits
    • Size: 3,450 acres
  • MDC Nepaug Reservoir, Valentine/Pine Hill Block (Area 58):

    • Town: New Hartford*
    • Quota: 40 permits
    • Size: 1,400 acres
  • Tankerhoosen WMA (Area 60):

    • Town: Vernon
    • Quota: 20 permits
    • Size: 449 acres
  • Aldo Leopold WMA (Area 62):

    • Town: Southbury
    • Quota: 20 permits
    • Size: 553 acres
  • Mohawk SF - Ziegler/Johnson Tract (Area 63):

    • Town: Cornwall*
    • Quota: 15 permits
    • Size: 329 acres
  • MDC Barkhamsted Reservoir - East Block (Area 64):

    • Town: Barkhamsted*
    • Quota: 40 permits
    • Size: 4,282 acres
  • MDC Barkhamsted Reservoir - West Block (Area 67):

    • Town: Barkhamsted*
    • Quota: 40 permits
    • Size: 3,700 acres

Please take note of area-specific symbols when planning for permit applications, and for comprehensive regulation details reference the specific area’s information provided by the managing entity.

2022 Archery-Only Lottery Area Specifications

Area Information

  • MDC Nepaug Reservoir - Sweetheart Mt. Block (Area 66):
    • Towns: Canton* (and adjacent towns)
    • Quota: 30 archery permits
    • Acreage: 500 for archery hunting

Special Requirements for Applicants

  • Minimum Age: Must be 18 years or older to apply for Areas 58, 64, 66, and 67.
  • MDC Areas - Mandatory Conditions:
    • Attend a required pre-hunt meeting.
    • Undergo a background check by MDC.
    • Sign a waiver of liability for hunting access.
  • Restriction: If unable to fulfill these conditions, refrain from applying for these MDC areas.
  • Pre-Hunt Details: Notifications sent by August 15. Contact andrew.labonte@ct.gov if not received by this date.

Additional Hunting Conditions

  • Junior Hunter Training Days: No access to Area 66 during these days. Exceptions apply for junior hunters and mentors in possession of valid permits for respective areas.
  • Prohibited Activities:
    • Harvesting of coyotes and foxes is not permitted.

Prospective hunters should ensure they can comply with these requirements before entering the lottery for these dedicated archery-only hunting areas.

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