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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

Please check the new website for county league of sportsmen news at; 


July 30 Handgun Certification Class for a CT Carry Permit at the GROTON SPORTSMEN'S CLUB

For details Contact 860-536-6640 or


August  Handgun Certification Class for a CT Carry Permit  TBD at  Groton Sportsmen’s Club

            421 Al Harvey Road Stonington 06378 For details Contact 860-536-6640 or


August  13 34th Annual Ekonk Community Grange Fair   9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

A GREAT FAMILY FUN DAY at  723 Ekonk Hill Road, Route 49 At the Sterling/Voluntown "Town Line"

For Philatelist's:  The Ekonk Post Office will REOPEN FOR ONE DAY where on this special day, the Post Master

will be able to put in place a "First Day Cover" for collector's.  These items will be for sale to anyone who would like them.

For further details Contact: Link Cooper at 860-564-1821


August  20 Connecticut Waterfowl Association "Training Day"  NO COST (FREE)

            at Guilford Sportsman Association 9:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M.  See CWA Website


High-power Center fire Service/Match Rifle Shoots at Fin, Fur, Feather Club

50 rounds $10.00 Registration at 8:00 A.M. Shoot starts at 9:00 A.M.

            August 20 / September 10


September  3 Pig Roast at Groton Sportsmens Club VOLUNTOWN PROPERTY

            See Attachment for details


September  10 Northwestern CT Sportsmen's Association's Tag Sale & Flea Market,   9:00 A.M. – 1:00  P.M.

Route 44 West to Norfolk then at intersection of Route 44 and 183 continue 4.7 miles. Gate on left across from Rockhall RD.

Contact Bill Harris @  860-379-1843 or  for information


September  10 Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Day at Franklin Wildlife Management Area

                                    391 Route 32 North Franklin CT 06254 See Flyer Attached

 Connecticut Hunting & Fishing Day events this year in celebration of Connecticut’s 150 years of natural resource conservation. The first event will be held at Franklin Wildlife Management Area in Franklin on Saturday, September 10, 2016 and the second at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  Both events will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m..  We have had as many as 1,500 people, attending in past years.  The two events will offer activities for all ages, including target shooting, 3-D archery, casting pools, field dog demonstrations, and interesting programs and workshops about hunting and fishing.  Attendees have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with DEEP staff from the Divisions of Wildlife, Inland and Marine Fisheries, Law Enforcement, Boating, and Forestry, as well as with representatives from many conservation, hunting, and fishing organizations such as Bass Pro, Cabela’s, L.L. Bean and Orvis. for Connecticut’s natural resources. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for organizations to set up exhibits.


 If you are interested in having your organization set up an exhibit at the event, please contact Laurie Fortin at 860-424-3963 or at  by August 15th. Laurie will send you an application and confirm that space for your organization is available.

Whether your organization exhibits at the event or not, please mark the date and come with your family and friends.  We would appreciate it if you informed  the members of your organization about this fun and FREE event.  Please check the DEEP website ( as September 10th and 24th approaches to find out more details, including a list of activities and participating organizations, directions, parking and more. Included in this letter is a poster that you can share


September  17 Putnam Rod & Gun Club Swap Meet Point of Contact  860-923-9264   See Attachment


October  16 Coalition of Ct Sportsmen Gala Banquet Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plainville/Southington

            4:00 P.M. Libations Dinner 5:00 P.M. Help support your Lobbyists Flyer Forthcoming


November 12-13 Stratford Gun Collectors Gun & Militaria show 223 Canal Street, Shelton CT  Admission $6.00


November 19-20 Ye CT Gun Guild Elks Lodge #771 at 44 Maynard Street Middletown Admission $6.00


November 20 Fall Field Day See Attached Flyer "Open to the Public" at GROTON SPORTSMEN'S CLUB


East Glastonbury Fish & Game Calendar of Events

9/11    Sporting Clays:  East Glastonbury Fish & Game, Planeta Road, Marlborough CT 05447

            $15 First Round, $10 additional rounds, $10 per round (16 & under) Breakfast until 12

            Shooting Starts at 9:00 am, Registration ends at 12:00.

            Info E-Mail Jeff Hopkins shooting sports chairman:

10/02  Sporting Clays:  East Glastonbury Fish & Game, Planeta Road, Marlborough CT 05447

            $15 First Round, $10 additional rounds, $10 per round (16 & under) Breakfast until 12

            Shooting Starts at 9:00 am, Registration ends at 12:00.

            Info E-Mail Jeff Hopkins shooting sports chairman:




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