Shotgun hunting season for turkey is Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, 2022, in several Lyme preserves – with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Hilles Preserve (West and East)
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

The preserves, which are owned by the Lyme Land Trust, will remain open to everyone during firearm hunting season for turkey.  Please note that, during this time, no hunting is allowed in these preserves Friday, Saturday or Sunday, but hunting may be allowed on adjacent State and private land every day.

Hikers and other users of the preserves are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors on all the preserves during the hunting seasons as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting.

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.)