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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Upland Game Birds

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Open season
(All Dates Inclusive)

Daily BAG limit

possession limit

season limit

UPLAND GAME BIRDS*

Pheasant

 

Oct. 19 – Nov. 30

2

4

6

Youth Hunt

See more info.

 

 

 

Quail

Zones 11–14 only

Oct. 19 – Nov. 30

4

8

20

Ruffed Grouse

Oct. 19 – Nov. 30

3

6

15

Upland game bird hunting is closed during shotgun deer season.

* Migratory game birds (includes waterfowl, woodcock, snipe, rails): Seasons set annually. see Migratory Bird Abstracts.

Crow

May be hunted on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays only during the open season. Electronic calls, rifles, and bait are permissible. Hunting hours close ½ hour after sunset except as noted in WMA Reg. #10.

Pheasant

Cocks and hens may be hunted on all WMA’s statewide. Only cocks can be hunted eastward of the zone from the New Hampshire border south on I-95 to I-495, south on I-495 to I-95, north on I-95 to I-93/128, east on I-93/128 to Rt. 3, south on Rt. 3 to Rt. 228, north on Rt. 228 to the Hull town line, including the town of Hull and also in Dukes and Nantucket counties. See WMA Reg. #10

Quail

Zones 11–14 only. See WMA Reg. #10.

Ruffed Grouse

See WMA Reg. #10.

MIGRATORY BIRD REGULATIONS

ALL migratory game bird hunters must complete a Harvest Information Program (H.I.P.) survey for each calendar year. This includes woodcock, rail, snipe, and coot hunters. Complete the survey when you purchase your license, or whenever you purchase your state waterfowl stamp. H.I.P. numbers will no longer be issued; instead, a “waterfowl stamp” or a “H.I.P. Survey Completed” notation will appear directly on your license. A separate H.I.P. survey must be completed for each state in which you hunt migratory game birds.

Migratory Game Bird Hunting regulations do not appear in this publication. They are published separately each September.

SPECIAL UPLAND BIRD HUNTING OPTION

Licensed hunters may submit an application to DFW District offices for a free 1 day permit that allows the private purchase, liberation, and hunting of ring-necked pheasants and/or bobwhite quail on selected WMAs from January 1–March 31. If purchasing birds from out of state, a separate importation permit is required. Permits are issued on a first-come first-served basis; only one party may schedule a hunt on each specific WMA per day. There is no minimum or maximum stocking limit, or daily/season bag limit. For a complete list of procedures and locations available for this permit, contact any DFW District office:

  • Crane WMA, Southeast District
  • Erwin Wilder WMA, Southeast District
  • Martin Burns WMA, Northeast District
  • Bolton Flats WMA, Central District
  • Winnimusset WMA, Central District
  • Herm Covey WMA, CT Valley District
  • Housatonic Valley WMA, Western District
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