Although one of the smaller states, Connecticut has a wide variety of options for hunters. For bird hunters, the state offers upland game birds such as pheasant, partridge, grouse, and quail, to waterfowl including ducks, mergansers, geese, and coot as well as small game mammals and furbearers. For those not looking to the sky, furbearers from coyotes to red and gray foxes can be found along with big game animals including deer and turkey. However, bear hunting is currently illegal in Connecticut.
With no shortage of places to cast your line, Connecticut is one state that no fisherman should overlook. The thousands of miles of rivers and streams and the nearly 200 lakes and ponds are filled with a diverse range of pan and game fish including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, trout, walleye, northern pike, carp, striped bass, bluegills, and crappie.