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Deer Hunting Seasons

Hunting Regulations Icon Rhode Island Hunting

Season

Dates

Archery
(includes Crossbow)

September 15 – January 31 (Zones 1, 2)
September 12 and 13 (Youth only Zones 1, 2)

Muzzleloader

November 7 – November 29 (Zones 1, 2)
September 26 – October 1 (Zone 1 – Antlerless deer only)

December 26 – January 3 (Zones 1, 2 – Antlerless deer only)

Shotgun

December 5 – December 20 (Zones 1, 2)
December 26 – January 3 (Zones 1, 2 – Antlerless deer only)

Archery:
Prudence-Patience Islands (Zone 3)

November 1 – January 31

October 17 and 18 (Youth Only)

October 20 – 23 (Paraplegic Hunters Only)

Archery:
Block Island (Zone 4)

October 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
(Check local ordinance)*

Shotgun &
Muzzleloader:
Block Island (Zone 4)

November 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 30

December 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18

January 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29

Bag/Season Limits

Statewide
(all zones combined)

2 Antlered Deer; except Zone 3 (1 Antlered)

Zone 1

4 Antlerless Deer; 1 Replacement Tag

Zone 2

3 Antlerless Deer

Zone 3

2 Antlerless Deer

Zone 4

8 Antlerless Deer (Unlimited permits)