Firearm Hunting Season for Deer Begins in Lyme Preserves on Nov. 18

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.)

Shotgun Hunting Season for Turkey Begins in Lyme Preserves on Oct. 3

Shotgun hunting season for turkey begins on Oct. 3, 2020, in several Lyme preserves. Hikers and other residents using these preserves during hunting season are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors.

Shotgun hunting season for turkey will run from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31 – with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday, from sunrise to sunset in the following preserves:

  • Plimpton
  • Beebe
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Hand Smith
  • Slawson

The preserves, which are owned by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will remain open to everyone during firearm hunting season for turkey.  Please note that no hunting is allowed on Fridays, 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.)

Bow Hunting Season for Turkey & Deer To Begin in Lyme Preserves on Sep. 15

The Fall hunting season for turkey and deer begins Sep. 15, 2020, in several Lyme preserves. Hikers and other residents are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors  on all the preserves during hunting season as adjacent public and private lands allow hunting.  

Bow-hunting season for deer and turkey will run from Sep. 15 through Nov. 17, then resume again from Dec. 23, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2021, with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday, from sunrise to sunset, in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hand-Smith
  • Honey Hill 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 or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will remain open to everyone during bow hunting season.  Please note that no hunting is allowed on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays during bow season.

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.)

Hunting Season Schedule for Nehantic State Forest & Selden Neck

Various hunting seasons will soon begin in the Nehantic State Forest and Selden Neck – both of which are public lands controlled by the state.  Lyme residents planning to hike or otherwise enjoy the use of these lands during hunting seasons are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors.

  • Bow hunting season for turkey and deer will initially run from Sep. 15 to Nov. 17.
  • Shotgun hunting season for turkey will run from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31.
  • Firearm hunting season for deer will run from Nov. 18 to Dec. 22.
  • Bow hunting season for turkey and deer will resume from Dec. 23 to Jan. 31.

The state allows hunting to take place during hunting seasons from Monday to Saturday, sunrise to sunset.  Because these lands remain open to all users during hunting seasons – not just hunters – everyone is advised to practice caution and wear bright colors.

Please note that no hunting is allowed on Sundays.

For more information on state hunting permits and regulations, go here.

Bow Hunting Season for Turkey & Deer To Resume in Lyme Preserves on Dec. 25

Bow hunting season for turkey and deer is about to resume in several Lyme preserves. Hikers and other residents using these preserves during hunting season are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors. It is a good idea to wear bright colors in all preserves during hunting seasons as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting. 

Bow-hunting season for deer and turkey will run Dec. 25 through Jan. 31 – with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday, from a half-hour before sunrise to sunset, in the following preserves:

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

The preserves, which are owned by the Town of Lyme or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will remain open to everyone during bow hunting season for turkey and deer.  Please note that no hunting is allowed in these preserves on Fridays, 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.)

 

Firearm Hunting Season for Deer To Begin in Lyme Preserves on Nov. 20

Firearm hunting season for deer is about to begin 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. 20 through Dec. 24 – with hunting permitted Monday through Friday, from a half-hour before sunrise to sunset, in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Jewett 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 in these preserves 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.)

Shotgun Hunting Season for Turkey To Begin in Lyme Preserves on Oct. 5

Shotgun hunting season for turkey is about to begin in several Lyme preserves. Hikers and other residents using these preserves during hunting season are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors. It is a good idea to wear bright colors in all preserves during hunting seasons as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting. 

Shotgun hunting season for turkey will run from Oct. 5 to Oct 31 – with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday, from a half-hour before sunrise to sunset in the following preserves:

  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Hand-Smith
  • Slawson Preserve

The preserves, which are owned by the Town of Lyme or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will remain open to everyone during shotgun hunting season for turkey.  Please note that no hunting is allowed in these preserves on Fridays, 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.)

Fall Hunting Seasons Begin Soon in Nehantic State Forest & Selden Neck

Various hunting seasons will soon begin in the Nehantic State Forest and Selden Neck – both of which are public lands controlled by the state.  Lyme residents planning to hike or otherwise enjoy the use of these state lands during hunting seasons are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors.

  • Bow hunting season for turkey and deer will initially run from Sep. 16 to Nov. 19.
  • Shotgun hunting season for turkey will run from Oct. 5 to Oct. 31.
  • Firearm hunting season for deer will run from Nov. 20 to Dec. 24.
  • Bow hunting season for turkey and deer will resume from Dec. 25 to Jan. 31.

The state allows hunting to take place during hunting seasons from Monday to Saturday, from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.  Because these lands remain open to all users during hunting seasons – not just hunters – everyone is advised to practice caution and wear bright colors.

Please note that no hunting is allowed on Sundays on state land.  Archery hunting is allowed on Sundays on private property with the written permission of the owner.

For more information on state hunting permits, seasons and regulations, download the “2019 Hunting & Trapping Guide” from CT DEEP here.

Bow Hunting Season for Turkey & Deer To Begin in Lyme Preserves on Sep. 15

Bow hunting season for turkey and deer is about to begin in several Lyme preserves. Hikers and other residents using these preserves during hunting season are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors.  It is a good idea to wear bright colors in all preserves during hunting seasons as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting.  

Bow-hunting season for deer and turkey will run from Sep. 15 through Nov. 19, then resume again from Dec. 25 through Jan. 31 – with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday, from a half-hour before sunrise to sunset, in the following preserves:

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

The preserves, which are owned by the Town of Lyme or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will remain open to everyone during bow hunting season for turkey and deer. Please note that no hunting is allowed in these preserves on Fridays, 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.)

 

Deer Hunting Season (Firearms) Begins Nov. 14; Lyme Preserves To Close to the Public

From Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 18, the following Town of Lyme and Lyme Land Conservation Trust preserves will be closed Mondays through Fridays as part of the firearms deer hunting season:  Beebe Preserve, Chestnut Hill Preserve, Hand Smith, Honey Hill Preserve, Jewett Preserve, Mount Archer Woods, Eno Preserve, Pickwick’s Preserve and Plimpton Preserve.  Only licensed hunters who have been granted a permit of consent for the property will be allowed in these preserves.  (All of these preserves will be open to non-hunting users on Saturdays and Sundays.)  Please note, however, that hunting is allowed on other properties – e.g., state and private lands – every day except Sundays. Wear bright clothing in the woods during hunting season.  For more information on hunting, go here.