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New Trout Regulations Set to Take Effect on the West Branch Farmington & Farmington Rivers See Link


WhatsNew.jpgConnecticut Hunting Areas Maps

                                Migratory Bird Hunting Guide


Steak Suppers (September thru April) 7:00 P.M. Open to the Public at the Pachaug Outdoor Club


Steak Dinners Snake Meadow Club Inc. Steak Dinner Dates (First Thursday of the Month)

            May 7, 2015, June 4, 2015  See Attached Flyer

            If you are interested in purchasing a Season Ticket for all nine dinners at a discount

            Contact: Kevin Brignole at

            from 9:00 AM to Noon. $20 for a table. Must sign up at the club.   Contact   Bill O'Hara 860 872 3558


April 19 NEW Hunter Safety Instructor Workshop @ Franklin WMA


April 26 Friends of CE/FS Reunion Dinner at the Aqua Turf Restaurant 556 Mulberry Street Plantsville / Notice forthcoming.


April 26 Groton Sportsmen’s Club Spring Field Day - See Attachment


May 2 & 3 Ye CT Gun Guild Swap Meet at Elks Lodge Middletown


May 8 FRIDAY Evening - Friends of NRA Fundraiser - Groton Inn & Suites 6:00 P.M. Flyer Forthcoming


May 9 Ducks Unlimited Dinner at Mystic Hilton Libations 4 P.M. Dinner 5 P.M. Auctions Silent and Live, Raffles.

          Flyer Forthcoming


May 16 Niantic Sportsmans Club Tag Sale 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM  $20. per table

            Contact Jack Santos    See Attachment


May 23 Handgun Certification Class for Connecticut Carry Permit

            For Details Contact 860-536-6640 or


Sep 26 Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Appreciation Day at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington

            See Attachment


October 18 Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen Gala Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club/Restaurant

            556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville/Southington 4:00 P.M. Libations Dinner 5:00 P.M.

            Help support your Lobbyists. Flyer Forthcoming


NRA 1st Steps Program for Youngster Shooters starting the 1st Thursday in October.

            We have 2 programs: 2nd also starts in October.

1.    A recreational/safety/NRA 1st steps program that runs the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (Oct-May) 6:30-9:00 PM

2.    Our Junior Competitive Travel Team.  Who's members have won multiple National Championships and the coaches are National Champions in 3 events, national Records holders, and NRA/CMP/USAS Lev 3 coach certified and sought out as a private coach by many Jr national champions and upcoming Jr from across the country.  This group meets every Thursday 4:30-9:00 PM and goes to matches on the weekend.  Several times throughout the year we bring in Olympic Team and/or National Team Members as well as other internationally known and respected experts to help present topics or provide clinics/private. For Details -  Contact Lizette Grunwell at 860-625-6218 or


Make a Donation to Litigation Fund

We are off to a good start raising the needed funds for the lawsuit against the State of CT's new gun laws, but it is critical that we keep going if we intend to achieve our objective: full restoration of 2nd Amendment rights in Connecticut.

To donate* online to the litigation fund, click here for the CCDL website

If you prefer to write a check,  please make it payable to: “CCDL” and note on the memo of the check that it is for the “2A Litigation Fund”. Checks should be mailed to: CCDL, P.O. Box 642, Groton, CT 06340.

*Contributions and gifts to CCDL or the Litigation Fund are not tax deductible

Opening Day is Saturday, April 11th  341,000 trout stocked for Opening Day, lingering winter conditions and ice may affect Opening Day fishing access in some areas
DEEP to stock Trout Parks on Opening Day, families encouraged to join in & help



CT DEEP Announces the 10th Anniversary of Great Park Pursuit Family Adventure

DEEP K-9 Unit Receives Training to Detect Illegally Caught Fish


Prohibition on the Taking of Alewife and Blueback Herring from Connecticut Waters Extended for another Year

Connecticut DEEP Temporarily Closes Bashan Lake State Boat Launch, East Haddam for Renovations

Marine Recreational Fishing Regulations for 2015  CORRECTION to SCUP OPEN SEASON

ATTENTION CONNECTICUT TROUT FISHERMEN: Be on the lookout in the Farmington River area this Saturday, April 11, the opening day of trout season.  While you're used to saltwater fishing with us, the Black Hawk has teamed up with Rowledge Pond Aquaculture to bring you a special opportunity this opening day.  Two good sized trout are being tagged and released in the Farmington River area.  These fish are worth $5,000 each.  Here's how it works.  If you catch one of these tagged fish, it's worth $1,000 instantly.  If you've signed up for the Black Hawks email list (and by getting this email you're already on it!), there's a $4,000 cash bonus- making each fish worth $5,000. That's right- $5,000!!!!  In addition, if the lucky angler is a child 12 or under, he or she will also receive a season pass on the Black Hawk.  For complete rules, visit our website.  Good luck to everyone participating!


In other news, we're looking forward to starting our 2015 fishing season the first weekend in May.  Exact schedules will be posted on our website soon.  We are currently taking reservations for private charters, so call now to get your date reserved. Prime dates are going fast, so give us a call today!

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