Closures of Lyme Preserves for Deer Firearm Hunting Nov 15 though Dec 19, 2023

Firearm hunting season for deer is Wed, Nov. 15 through Tues, Dec. 19, 2023, The following Lyme preserves, owned by the Lyme Land Trust or the Town of Lyme, will be closed Monday through Friday to all users except deer firearm hunters with a permit. Please note that no hunting is allowed on Saturdays or Sundays in these preserves when the preserves are open to other users.

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hilles Preserve
  • Jewett Preserve
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

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 program, go to