Firearm hunting season for deer begins Nov. 18, 2020, in several Lyme preserves. These preserves will be closed during hunting season to all users except hunters, Monday through Friday.

Firearm hunting season for deer will run Nov. 18 through Dec. 22 – with hunting permitted Monday through Friday, from sunrise to sunset, in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hand Smith
  • Jewett Preserve
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve (private property with an easement for the trail)
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

As noted above, these preserves, which are owned by the Town of Lyme or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will be closed to everyone except hunters during firearm hunting season for deer. 

Please note that no hunting is allowed on Saturdays or Sundays.

Permits for hunting on these preserves are granted by the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator each year to a limited number of licensed hunters. The hunting program for this year is fully subscribed. (For more information on hunting programs and seasons, go here.)