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Conn. firearms deer hunting season begins Wednesday

November 14, 2018

With Wednesday being opening day of the Connecticut firearms deer hunting season, the Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police wants to ensure all participants are ready for a safe season.

But before hitting the fields, participants should remember to have their hunting license, private land/state land deer permit, deer harvest tags and a pen to fill them out, private land consent forms that should be completely filled out, 400-square-inches of blaze orange clothing and a harness if hunting from an elevated tree stand.

Anyone who needs a refresher on Connecticut hunting laws can visit www.ct.gov/deep/hunting.

Though the reminder was posted to the EnCon police Facebook page, the agency urges residents to call dispatch to report illegal hunting activity, not to report it on the page since it’s not monitored around the clock.

The 24-hour dispatch center can be reached at 860-424-3333 or 1-800-842-4357. Any suspected hunting violations or illegal hunting activity can be reported through the dispatch call center.

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