Connecticut

The Constitution State is home to a variety of natural resources and a surprising amount of pursuits for sportsmen and women. With an extremely diverse landscape spanning from the coastline along the Long Island sound, to the rolling hills in the north and west, Connecticut provides an abundance of chances to explore the outdoors and engage in hunting, angling, trapping, and recreational shooting. Iconic species found in the Constitution State include whitetail deer, wild turkeys, waterfowl, and various small game such as coyotes and rabbits.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Connecticut, please contact:


Connecticut State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Representative Joe Courtney
Representative John Larson

Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Senator Cathy Osten
Representative Patrick Boyd

News Alerts

Jun 05 2023 Connecticut: Missed Opportunity to Manage State’s Black Bears

Why It Matters: The management of black bears – or lack thereof – in...

Mar 20 2023 CT Considers Instituting Black Bear Hunting Lottery

Why It Matters: Bear hunting is an effective wildlife management practice relied on by...

Jan 17 2023 It May Be Winter But Legislatures Are Heating Up Across the Northeast

Why It Matters: With the new year kicked off, legislatures across the nation are...

Oct 11 2022 Fall Trout Stocking Underway Across the Northeast

Why It Matters: State fish and wildlife agencies are instrumental in setting the frameworks...

Mar 08 2021 Ignoring Decades of Sound Science – Connecticut’s “Big 6” African Species Import Ban

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesOn March 3, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF)...

Jan 25 2021 New York, Connecticut Bills Ignore African Self-Determination

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorAfrican species trophy import bans have recently...

Jan 18 2021 Connecticut Caucus Promotes Access, Opportunity in Meeting with Department

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn January 11, the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s...

Jan 11 2021 Yet Another Disappointing Report from the CT Governor’s Council on Climate Change

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn January 6, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation...

Dec 14 2020 Northeastern Caucuses are Gearing Up for 2021

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorThroughout the northeast region, state legislative sportsmen's...

Oct 26 2020 CSF Joins Sign-On Letter Opposing “Pro-forestation” Approach in Connecticut

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn October 21, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation...

Jun 15 2020 Northeast: 2020 Regional Update

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorThe 2020 legislative sessions throughout the northeast...

Apr 06 2020 Connecticut: Activity on Sportsmen’s Policies from Start to Finish

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorIn light of the actions being taken by...

Mar 30 2020 Connecticut: Caucus Coordinates Angling Opportunity with Governor’s Office

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn March 24, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont...

Mar 23 2020 Northeast: No Better Time to Buy Your Licenses

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorAmidst our nation’s current battle with COVID-19,...

Mar 09 2020 Connecticut: Caucus Meeting Draws Discussion on Ammunition Excise Tax

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn March 4, the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s...

Mar 02 2020 Connecticut: Caucus Meeting Held to Discuss Future Events and Sportsmen’s-Related Policies

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn February 19, the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s...

Mar 02 2020 Connecticut: Bill Poses to Implement 35% Excise Tax on Ammunition to Fund Gun Violence Prevention

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn February 27, the Connecticut Joint Committee...

Feb 24 2020 Connecticut: “Big Six African Species” Ban Threatens Legal Hunting Activities

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn February 21, the Connecticut Joint Committee on...

Jan 27 2020 Connecticut: Caucus Prepares for Wild Game Meat Tasting Reception

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn January 22, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Jan 13 2020 Connecticut: Caucus Gathers for First Meeting of 2020

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn January 8, the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Jul 15 2019 Connecticut: Session Ends with Success for Sportsmen

Contact: Joseph Mullin, New England States CoordinatorThe 2019 regular sessions in Connecticut came to...

Jun 10 2019 Connecticut: CSF Prevents Anti-Sportsmen Legislation as Sessions Adjourn

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn June 5, regular sessions adjourned for the...

May 28 2019 Connecticut: CSF, Conservation Partners Submit Opposition Letter to Governor on Trophy Import Ban

By Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn May 24, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Apr 22 2019 Northeast: CSF Hosts Luncheon for State Fish and Wildlife Agency Directors

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn April 14, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Apr 08 2019 Connecticut: Caucus Game-Meat Tasting Reception Highlights Sportsmen’s Contributions

By Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn April 2, the bipartisan and bicameral Connecticut...

Mar 25 2019 Connecticut: Sportsmen Gather for Day at the Capitol

By Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn March 15, Connecticut’s Legislative Office Building was...

Feb 04 2019 Connecticut: Sportsmen’s Caucus Discusses Sportsmen’s Priorities at Second Meeting

By Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn January 25, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) New...

Jan 14 2019 Connecticut: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Organizational Meeting

By Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn January 10, members of the Connecticut Legislative...

Jun 15 2018 Connecticut: Sunday Hunting Bill Signed into Law

By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn June 14, HB 5360 (Environmental Quality and...

Jun 08 2018 Connecticut: Sunday Hunting Bill on Governor’s Desk

By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn June 1, HB 5360 was sent to...

May 17 2018 Connecticut: Caucus Members and Partners Rally to Stop Hunting Closure Bill

By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesLast week, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned their...

Aug 02 2017 Congressional Staffers Join Sportsmen’s Community for Annual Shooting Sports Competition

On August 1, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) staffers kicked off August Recess by joining...

Jul 09 2015 Connecticut Sunday Hunting Bill Signed into Law

On July 2, HB 6034, championed throughout the process by the Connecticut Legislative Sportsmen’s...

Jun 03 2015 Sunday Hunting Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk in Connecticut

On June 3, the Connecticut Senate approved legislation that would allow Sunday archery hunting...

Oct 30 2014 CSF Hosts Policy Discussion and Reception in Connecticut

On Sunday, October 26, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) hosted a policy discussion and...

Jul 24 2013 Northeast: Four States Advance Legislation on the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact

Despite the strong tradition of ethics that the vast majority of hunter and anglers...

Latest policy updates

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

“No-Net-Loss” of public lands has become increasingly important to ensure access to...

Introduction Sunday hunting bans are one of the last remaining examples of...

One important tool for protecting fish and wildlife habitat is a state-level...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

Certain states have sought to restrict the importation of legally harvested game...

Preemption is the process where a higher level of government revokes the...

A standard capacity magazine generally means any detachable ammunition feeding device that...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Many state legislatures have enacted legislation to afford senior citizens, veterans, and...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 Connecticut: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Connecticut: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Connecticut

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Connecticut

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Connecticut

Annual spending by Connecticut sportsmen and women and women is more than the cash...

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