Spring Bow & Shotgun Hunting Season for Turkey Runs Apr. 24 – May 25 in Lyme Preserves

Spring bow and shotgun hunting season for turkey begins Apr. 24 and runs through May 25, with hunting permitted Monday through Friday, from a half-hour before sunrise until noon, in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hand-Smith Preserve – bow hunting only
  • Hilles Preserve (West and East)
  • Jewett Preserve – bow hunting only
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve (private permit)
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

The preserves, which are owned by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Land Trust and/or the Nature Conservancy, will remain open to all users during bow and shotgun hunting season. Please note that no hunting is allowed in these preserves on Saturday or Sunday.

Hikers and other residents are encouraged to always practice caution and wear bright colors in Lyme preserves during hunting seasons, as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting – even on weekends.

Permits for hunting in these preserves are granted annually by the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator to a limited number of licensed hunters. (For more information on hunting programs and seasons, go here.)

Hunting Permits for Spring Turkey Season Available

Licensed hunters who would like a permit to hunt during the upcoming 2024 Spring Turkey Season (Apr. 24 to May 25) may submit their hunting consent forms now to the Town of Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator.

  • A copy of the consent form can be found here.
  • The Town of Lyme’s hunting policies can be found here.
  • More information on the Town’s hunting program and maps can be found here.

To request a hunting permit, residents should print out and complete the consent form, then mail it – along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope – to Open Space Coordinator, Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371.  Residents can also drop the consent form and a self-addressed, stamped envelope off in person at Town Hall.  Consent forms are not accepted by email.

If consent is granted, the Town of Lyme will return the signed consent form at least one week before the beginning of the Spring Turkey Season.

Parcel preference will be given to hunters who have historically hunted a particular preserve, hunters who have helped to maintain Lyme preserves and hunters who have reported their harvest numbers to the Open Space Coordinator.  (Hunters who have not yet reported their harvest numbers from last year should let the Open Space Coordinator know if they harvested any deer and turkey and, if so, which property they harvested from and how many days they hunted.)

Hunters who would like to hunt as a group should submit their consent forms as a group, add extra postage to the return envelope and indicate whether they are okay having the group broken up.  (If an entire hunting group cannot be accommodated, consent will not be granted unless the group indicates it is willing to be broken into smaller groups.)

For more information or answers to questions, contact Open Space Coordinator Wendy Hill at openspace@townlyme.org or 860-434-7733.

Winter Bow Hunting Season for Turkey & Deer Runs Dec. 29 – Jan. 31 in Lyme Preserves

Winter bow hunting season for deer and turkey begins Dec. 29 and runs through Jan. 31, 2024, with hunting permitted Monday through Friday in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hand-Smith Preserve
  • Jewett Preserve
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

The preserves, which are owned by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Land Trust and/or the Nature Conservancy, will remain open to all users during bow hunting season. Please note that no hunting is allowed in these preserves on Saturday or Sunday.

Hikers and other residents are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors in all the preserves during this year’s hunting seasons – which run from Sep. 15, 2023, through Jan. 31, 2024 – as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting.

Permits for hunting in 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.)

10 Lyme Preserves Closed for Deer Firearm Hunting Season Nov. 15 – Dec. 19

The following Lyme preserves will be closed Monday through Friday to all users except hunters during firearm hunting season for deer, which runs from Nov. 15 through Dec. 19:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hilles Preserve (West and East)
  • Jewett Preserve
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

Please note that during this time no hunting is allowed in these preserves on Saturday or Sunday, when the preserves are open to all other users. Hunting may be allowed on adjacent State and private land every day of the week.

Hikers and other residents are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors in all the preserves during this year’s hunting seasons – which run from Sep. 15, 2023, through Jan. 31, 2024 – as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting.

Permits for hunting in 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.)

Shotgun Hunting Season for Turkey Runs Oct. 7 – Oct. 31 in Lyme Preserves

Shotgun hunting season for turkey begins Oct. 7 and runs through Oct. 31, with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hilles Preserve (West and East)
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

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

Hikers and other residents are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors in all the preserves during this year’s hunting seasons – which run from Sep. 15, 2023, through Jan. 31, 2024 – as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting.

Permits for hunting in 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.)

Fall Bow Hunting Season for Turkey & Deer Runs Sep. 15 – Nov. 14 in Lyme Preserves

Fall bow hunting season for deer and turkey begins Sep. 15 and runs through Nov. 14, with hunting permitted Monday through Friday in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hand-Smith Preserve
  • Hilles Preserve (West and East)
  • Jewett Preserve
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

The preserves, which are owned by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Land Trust and/or the Nature Conservancy, will remain open to all users during bow hunting season. Please note that no hunting is allowed in these preserves on Saturday or Sunday.

Hikers and other residents are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors in all the preserves during this year’s hunting seasons – which run from Sep. 15, 2023, through Jan. 31, 2024 – as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting.

Permits for hunting in these preserves are granted annually by the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator 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.)

Spring Hunting Season for Turkey To Resume in Lyme Preserves Apr. 26

The Spring hunting season for turkey will resume from Apr. 26 through May 27, with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday in the following preserves.

Bow and shotgun hunting:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hilles Preserve (West and East)
  • Hand-Smith Preserve
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve (private permit)
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

Bow hunting only:

  • Jewett Preserve

Hunting is permitted Monday through Thursday in these preserves from a half-hour before sunrise until noon.

The preserves, which are owned by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Land Trust and/or the Nature Conservancy, will remain open to all users during hunting season. 

Hikers and other users of the preserves are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors in all the preserves during hunting season 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.

Bow Hunting Season for Turkey & Deer To Resume in Lyme Preserves on Dec. 21

Bow-hunting season for deer and turkey will resume from Dec. 21, 2022, through Jan. 31, 2023, with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hand Smith Preserve
  • Jewett Preserve
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

The preserves, which are owned by the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Land Trust and/or the Nature Conservancy will remain open to all users during bow hunting season. Please note that no hunting is allowed in these preserves Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

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.)

 

Closure of Preserves for Deer Firearm Hunting Season Begins in Lyme Preserves on Nov. 16

The following preserves will be closed Monday through Friday to all users except hunters during Firearm Hunting Season for Deer. The season runs Nov. 16 through Dec. 20, 2022.

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hilles Preserve (West and East)
  • Jewett Preserve
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

Please note that during this time no hunting is allowed in these preserves on Saturday or Sunday, when the preserves are open to all other users. 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.)

Shotgun Hunting Season for Turkey Begins in Lyme Preserves on Oct. 1

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.)