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Extended Stocking For Pheasants

Changes in 2018: This year, the DEEP will purchase a total of 20,000 adult pheasants. 

We will be stocking 4 extra weekends this year. The first will be for Junior Pheasant Hunter Training Day on October 13, 2018. On this weekend, approximately half of the areas statewide will be stocked (see Link below for a complete list).  Based on pheasant hunter survey results, we also will be stocking birds for the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the first two Saturdays in December, weather permitting, on roughly half of our areas each week.
AREA Changes:
Some birds will be stocked at Franklin WMA, Mad River Dam, and Pease Brook WMA.
Like last year, birds will not be stocked at Cockaponset SF, Pootatuck SF, Roraback WMA, and Woodstock PR Area.

Discover Outdoor Connecticuit

Dear Outdoor Enthusiasts:

We are happy to announce that the DEEP will be hosting an event called “Discover Outdoor Connecticut, Join the Force for the Resource, formerly “Hunting and Fishing Day”. Please bring a bag lunch and join us for a day of fun and excitement outside.  This free event will be held at Franklin Wildlife Management Area in North Franklin Connecticut on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  The event will offer activities for all ages, including live birds of prey, field dog demonstrations, trap and archery shooting, dart guns, fly tying and casting, fish and game prep and sampling, photo contest, outdoors skills clinics, wildlife and nature crafts, face painting, and interesting programs and workshops about hunting, fishing, boating, forestry, parks, and the great outdoors.  Attendees will have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with DEEP staff from the Divisions of Wildlife, Inland and Marine Fisheries, Law Enforcement, Boating, Parks, and Forestry, as well as with representatives from conservation and outdoors organizations.  Free t-shirts and water will be supplied on a first come/first serve basis.

Mark the date and come with your family and friends.  Please check the DEEP website ( as September 22nd approaches to find out more details, including a list of activities and participating groups, directions, parking and more. We look forward to seeing you this September!
Andrew LaBonte
Discover Outdoor Connecticut Chairman
Franklin WMA; Email:

CCDL Endorsed Candidates

The Executive Committee of CCDL endorses the following August 14th Republican Primary candidates:
Governor – Tim Herbst
Lieutenant Governor – Joe Markley
Attorney General – Sue Hatfield
State Treasurer – Art Linares
The following video/audio was the Tim Herbst response to Lee Elci’s question on the 2nd Amendment. The question came at the debate which was held at Mohegan Sun on July 12th.
It is worthwhile to watch: Click Here for Video
This video/audio is the address that Tim Herbst gave to several hundred CCDL members on July 10th at the monthly CCDL meeting. his speech was excellent, and it earned him a standing ovationClick Here for Video 
Also attached. Please review the Tim Herbst flyer that is being sent out to likely 2nd Amendment supporters that is attached to this email as well.
To Warren and to all New London/Windham County League Members, I am encouraging those of you who care about who our next governor may be, to show up on Primary Election Day on August 14th and vote for Tim Herbst and the other endorsed CCDL candidates.
I encourage and I am hopeful that each club that is a part of the league will share this email in its entirety to all the members in every club that is a part of this league. This primary is crucial for the 2nd Amendment rights movement. 
Best Regards,
Scott Wilson Sr.
CCDL, Inc.