Preserve Closures for Deer Hunting

November 13th, 2017

The following Lyme Preserves are closed Monday through Friday during firearms deer hunting season from Wednesday, November 15 through Tuesday, December 19, 2017, except to licensed hunters who have been granted a permit for consent to hunt on the property. All these preserves are open to non-hunting users on Saturday and Sunday as no hunting is allowed there on those days. 

Beebe Preserve, Chestnut Hill Preserve, Eno Preserve, Hand Smith, Honey Hill Preserve, Jewett Preserve, Mount Archer Woods, Pickwick’s Preserve, and Plimpton Preserve.

It is recommended that you wear bright colors in the woods during all the hunting seasons beginning September 1 through January 31. And please be aware that hunting is allowed in Lyme on State and private land every day except Sunday during hunting season.  

The hunting program of the Town of Lyme and the Lyme Land Conservation Trust is administered through the Lyme Open Space Coordinator. Hunting helps control deer browse damage, decreases the number of wildlife related car accidents, helps decrease the spread of tick-related diseases, and provides access for a traditional use of open space in Lyme. 

For more information about the Hunting Program, visit: http://www.lymelandtrust.org/stewardship/hunting-program