Wildlife Management

Bow Hunting

As part of our deer management plan, the Conservation Land Committee will permit bow hunting for deer this year on approximately 4,397 acres of land in the Centennial Watershed State Forest.

  • The hunt will take place in the fall from mid September until the end of December each year
  • Season framework will follow state regulations
  • A limited number of access permits will be issued free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To receive an access permit you will need to:
    • Have a valid State of Connecticut archery deer permit
    • Complete the permit application form and send it along with the required documents to:

      Aquarion Water Company
      ATTN: Deer Management Program
      714 Black Rock Road
      Easton, CT 06612

If you have questions about the program please call our Aspetuck Environmental Center at (203) 445-7339 or e-mail watershed@aquarionwater.com.

Wildlife management activities in the Centennial Watershed State Forest are carefully coordinated to assure healthy, diverse populations of all species. Detailed maps for hunters are available through the links below.


Combined Activities Map

Aspetuck Valley

Easton Lake Reservoir

Garder Road and East Village 

Hemlock Reservoir

Means Brook and Far Mill Reservoirs

Saugatuck Reservoir