Shotgun hunting season for turkey will run from Oct. 3 to Oct 31 – with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday, in the following preserves:

Chestnut Hill
Hand Smith

The preserves, which are owned by the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, will remain open to everyone during firearm hunting season for turkey. This season is concurrent with the bow hunting season which continues until November 17. Please note that no hunting is allowed on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.

Permits for hunting on these preserves are granted by the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator each year to a limited number of licensed hunters. The hunting program for this year is fully subscribed. (For more information on hunting programs and seasons, go here.)