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Author Topic: Hunting with .22lr on private land?  (Read 312 times)

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Hunting with .22lr on private land?
« on: September 04, 2019, 10:32:51 PM »

What are the regulations for hunting with a .22 on private land for small game? Is it still subject to the 10acre rule? Wording I have found isn’t clear.


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Re: Hunting with .22lr on private land?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 10:38:57 PM »
CT DEEP hunting regs apply- by species, season, method and land use.

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Re: Hunting with .22lr on private land?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 09:20:11 AM »
Good question. For some reason, I’m leaning toward the ten acre limit.  I believe they bumped shotgun/deer hunting down to five.

I’ll have to check the 2019 rule book. DEEP’s website isn’t bad, but I often prefer the printed rule book for looking stuff up.

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Re: Hunting with .22lr on private land?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2019, 10:45:20 AM »
One can also just call CT DEEP Eastern HQ in Marlborough.
(860) 295-9523

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Re: Hunting with .22lr on private land?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 03:36:35 PM »
Printed rule book doesn’t seem clear. It’s states .22 or less. Hopefully someone can give some clarity


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Re: Hunting with .22lr on private land?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2019, 09:14:10 PM »
Let us know what DEEP says. I’m curious as well
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Re: Hunting with .22lr on private land?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 11:05:18 PM »
Havent gotten around to calling yet. Did come upon this on ct.gov


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“Can a centerfire rifle be used for hunting?
Yes. However, rifles using ammunition larger or heavier than rimfire .22 caliber are prohibited on state-owned land. Rifles of any caliber are prohibited on state-leased and Permit-Required Hunting Areas. It is prohibited to hunt on private land with ammunition larger than .22 caliber during the private land shotgun/rifle deer season. A centerfire rifle that fires 6mm (.243 caliber) or larger ammunition may be used for deer hunting on private land if the landholding is 10 or more acres and the landowner has authorized rifle use on the DEEP consent form. For coyote hunting, a centerfire rifle may be used, but the hunter must have verbal permission from the landowner. However, during the shotgun/rifle deer hunting season, coyote hunters are restricted to ammunition not larger than rimfire .22 caliber.”


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Re: Hunting with .22lr on private land?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 11:35:25 AM »
Spoke to DEEP. Hunting with .22 .17 is good to go on less than 10 acres. (500’ Rule Applies)

Shotgun & Muzzleloader is good to go on less than 10acres (500’ Rule Applies)

Handgun (revolver only) is still unclear


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