Pheasant Hunting Roadmap

What you need to know to pheasant hunt in Connecticut

Ring-necked Pheasant

Required Firearms Safety Training

Complete of have completed a Traditional or Self-Study Firearms Safety Class


Reciprocal certification from another state

Learn more here!

Call 860-424-3011 for assistance.

Legal Equipment


  • 10, 12, 16, 20, 28, or 410 gauge

Shells - suggested size

  • 4, 5, or 6 lead shot or other alloy
  • 3 or 4 steel shot

Suggested Equipment

  • Bird hunting vest
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Brush pants or suitable clothing for thick brush
  • Knife or shears
Check Regulations

Review the CT Hunting and Trapping Guide to check bag limits, season dates, and hunting hours

400 sq. inches of blaze orange required

License purchases required:

  • Firearms Hunting License
  • Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamp
Head into the Field!

Visit one of our pheasant hunting areas!

Content last updated in January 2024.