I live in Southbury, and also a newbie to hunting period, and bowhunting especially. If you want to get together to go hunting, scout, etc. Let me know. I also hike and used to do dirt bikes alot out in L.A. I actually did it with my old roomate from CCSC (Central Conn State College) way out your way in Jewett City one spring. His brother was a professional motocross racer with Kenny Roberts back in the day. Grew up in Behtel riding mini-bikes and had a Suzuki TS 185 with metal fenders and gas tank. LOL
I also am also heavily into photography and my Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera has HD video capabilities so if you ever wanted to photograph a hunt or video it, I have my own climbing stand, calls, baits, scents, etc. I am a meat hunter primarily, not necessarily trophy.
Let me know if you ever want to get together. I also want to look for sheds after the season. A video said that that is where the bucks sleep, eat; where they shed their antlers.