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.  

 

Safety Reminder on Bow Hunting Season

Please wear bright colors during the Fall hunting seasons while you are enjoying Lyme preserves. Deer bow hunting season this year is September 15 to November 13, 2018. Hunting is allowed Monday through Thursday, sunrise to sunset, on Beebe Preserve, Chestnut Hill Preserve, Eno Preserve, Hand Smith, Honey Hill Preserve, Jewett Preserve, Mount Archer Woods, Pickwick’s Preserve and Plimpton Preserve. These preserves, owned by the Town of Lyme or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, remain open to hikers and other users during this time. Permits for hunting on these preserves are granted by the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator to a limited number of licensed hunters. The State allows bow hunting during this time on Nehantic State Forest and Selden Neck Monday through Saturday.  For more information on the hunting program in Lyme, please refer to the map below and visit this web page.

Spring Turkey Hunting Season is from April 25 – May 26, 2018

Spring Turkey Hunting Season is from April 25 to May 26, 2018. Hunting is allowed – with a permit obtained from the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator – Mondays through Thursdays, one hour before sunrise to noon, on Beebe Preserve, Chestnut Hill Preserve, Eno Preserve, Hand Smith, Honey Hill Preserve, Jewett Preserve, Mount Archer Woods, Pickwick’s Preserve and Plimpton Preserve.  These preserves, owned by the Town of Lyme or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, remain open to hikers and other users during this time.  For more information on the hunting program in Lyme, please go here.

Preserve Closures for Deer Hunting

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

DEER FIREARM HUNTING SEASON beginning Wed., Nov. 15 through Tues., Dec.19, 2017

During DEER FIREARM HUNTING SEASON beginning Wed., Nov. 15 through Tues., Dec.19, 2017, the following Preserves in Lyme will be closed Monday through Friday except to licensed hunters with consent permits: Beebe Preserve, Chestnut Hill Preserve, Eno Preserve/Mount Archer Woods/Pickwick’s Preserve, Jewett Preserve, Hand Smith, Honey Hill Preserve, and Plimpton Preserve. These preserves, owned by the Town of Lyme or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will be open on Saturdays and Sundays during this period as no hunting is allowed there on weekends.  Please be aware that hunting is allowed in Lyme on State and Private land every day except Sunday. Wear bright colors when walking in the woods.

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 on the hunting program in Lyme, please go to: http://www.lymelandtrust.org/stewardship/hunting-program/

 

Hunting season to begin September 15

Deer Bow Hunting Season Opens Friday, Sept 15

Deer hunting season opens in Connecticut September 15 with the beginning of the bow season and continues through Jan 31. The Town of Lyme and Lyme Land Trust allow licensed hunters with a granted permit to hunt on some of its forest preserves. Hunters seeking permission to hunt on Town and Land Trust property should contact the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator at openspace@townlyme.org. Hunting is allowed Mon-Thurs. and preserves remain open to hikers and other users during bow season.

Whenever walking in the woods during hunting season, it is always a good idea to wear bright colors (preferably orange) and to keep dogs leashed. If your dogs run free, it’s a good idea to buy them orange vests and make sure they are worn whenever the dog is out of the house.

For a list of the Town and Land Trust preserves on which hunting is permitted and other information about personal safety in Lyme forest preserves during hunting season, go to:

http://www.lymelandtrust.org/stewardship/hunting-program/

 

Preserve closures for hunting

During firearms deer hunting season beginning Wednesday, November 16 through Tuesday, December 20, 2015, the following preserves are closed Monday through Friday: Banningwood Preserve, Beebe Preserve, Chestnut Hill Preserve, Eno Preserve, Hand Smith, Honey Hill Preserve, Jewett Preserve, Mount Archer Woods, Pickwick’s Preserve, Plimpton Preserve, and Slawson Preserve; except to licensed hunters who have been granted a permit of consent for the property. All these preserves are open to non-hunting users on Saturday and Sunday as no hunting is allowed there on those days.

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/

Press Release: Preserve Closures in Lyme during Deer Firearm Hunting Season

Office of the Open Space Coordinator                                                         

For more information on the hunting program in Lyme, please go to: http://www.lymelandtrust.org/stewardship/hunting-program/

The following Preserves in Lyme will be closed Monday through Friday from Wednesday, November 18 through Tuesday, December 22, 2015 except to licensed hunters with valid consent forms from the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator: Banningwood Preserve, Beebe Preserve, Chestnut Hill Preserve, Eno Preserve, Hand Smith, Honey Hill Preserve, Jewett Preserve, Mount Archer Woods, Pickwick’s Preserve, Plimpton Preserve, and Slawson Preserve. These preserves, owned by the Town of Lyme or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will be open on Saturdays and Sundays during this hunting period as no hunting is allowed on weekends. The hunting program is fully subscribed.

Open spaces closed for deer hunting season announced

During DEER FIREARM HUNTING SEASON beginning Wed., Nov. 19 through Tues., Dec. 23, 2014, the following Preserves in Lyme will be closed Monday through Friday except to licensed hunters with consent permits: Banningwood Preserve, Beebe Preserve, Chestnut Hill Preserve, Eno Preserve, Hand Smith, Honey Hill Preserve, Jewett Preserve, Mount Archer Woods, Pickwick’s Preserve, Plimpton Preserve, and Slawson Preserve. These preserves, owned by the Town of Lyme or the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will be open on Saturdays and Sundays during this period as no hunting is allowed there on weekends.  Please be aware that hunting is allowed in Lyme on State and Private land every day except Sunday. Wear bright colors when walking in the woods.  For more information on the hunting program in Lyme, please go to: http://www.lymelandtrust.org/stewardship/hunting-program/