Duck Hunting in Connecticut

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  • D
  • 16,100

    Duck Statewide Harvest

  • 11,000

    Goose Statewide Harvest

  • 2,800

    No. Waterfowl Licenses Sold Annually

  • 7.8

    Ducks Per Hunter

  • 3.7

    Geese Per Hunter

  • $19

    Cost of Resident Waterfowl Hunting License

  • $17

    Cost of Resident State Stamps and Permits

  • $25

    Federal Duck Stamp

  • HIP required: $4.

  • $91

    Cost of Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting License

  • $17

    Cost of Non-Resident State Stamps and Permits

  • $25

    Federal Duck Stamp

  • HIP required: $4.

Duck Hunting Nation Knowledge

It breaks my heart to give The Constitution State a D grade. However, there’s just not much there to stir the blood of an avid waterfowler. A 16,000-plus duck harvest and 11,000-plus geese don’t really excite. But when you consider those numbers were posted by about 2,800 licensed hunters, it doesn’t seem that ragged.

Connecticut offers some decent Canada goose hunting statewide. The state has some puddle ducks to harass, mostly on small ponds, creeks and interior rivers; sea ducks, too, on the coast for those who don’t mind the rise and fall of the tides.

— Compiled and written by M.D. Johnson

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