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Deer Management Program – Controlled Bow Hunt


The Town of Redding’s Deer Management Program is authorized by the Conservation Commission and administered by the Office of the First Selectman. The Conservation Commission will host Open Space Bow hunting this year, beginning September 15, 2023 and ending January 31, 2024.

If you are interested in participating, you must:

–Read and acknowledge the Hunt Participant Rules.

–Fill out and submit either a New or Returning Hunt form.

–Fill out the Private Land Consent form (appropriate areas).

–Keep track of your activities during the season; they will be needed when you finalize and submit your Deer Harvest Report at the end of the season.

–Direct all questions and form submissions to the Executive Assistant Alice Smith at


Forms For Controlled Hunt

The Controlled Hunt is currently CLOSED to new hunters. The Conservation Commission will revisit opening participation next year.

  • Hunt Participant Rules–inactive
  • Returning Hunter Form for Controlled Hunt –inactive
  • New Hunter Application for Controlled Hunt –inactive
  • Private Land Consent Form–inactive
  • Deer Harvest Report Form –ACTIVE FORM


Click here for the link to the 2023 Hunting and Trapping Guide.

Click here for the CT Deep Deer Hunting landing page.

Open Space open to Controlled Bow Hunt by Town of Redding Permit Only  Acres  
Saugatuck Falls Natural Area  318
Stormfield  160
 Limekiln Natural Area  127
 Granskog Natural Area  117
 Little River Preserve  101
 The Rock Lot  100
 Gallows Hill Natural Area  73
 Couch Hill Preserve  71
 Turkington Falls  65
 John W. Sanford Farm  58
 General Parsons Preserve  53
 Dayton Road Tract  52
 Garnet Ridge Preserve  40
 Town Garage/Landfill  

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