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Hunting Seasons Summary

Hunting Regulations Icon Rhode Island Hunting

For further information regarding specific bag, possession, and season limits please visit the pages noted in the table below.

Deer Hunting

(see Deer Hunting for bag/season limit information)

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 Season)

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

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

Small Game Hunting

(see Small Game Hunting for bag/season limit information)

Season

Dates

Red, Gray Fox

10/17/15 – last day of February

Gray Squirrel

10/17/15 – last day of February

Cottontail Rabbit

10/17/15 – last day of February

Hare

10/17/15 – last day of February

Ruffed Grouse

CLOSED

Quail

10/17/15 – 11/22/15

Pheasant

10/17/15 – last day of February

Junior Pheasant

10/3/15 – 10/4/15

Raccoon

10/1/15 – last day of February

Coyote – Private Land

No Closed Season

Coyote – State Land

9/12/15 – last day of February

4/28/16 – 5/23/16

Migratory Game Hunting

(see Migratory Game Birds for bag/possession limit information)

Season

Dates

Mourning Dove

9/12/15 – 10/11/15

10/17/15 – 11/29/15

12/12/15 – 12/27/15

King/Clapper Rail

9/1/15 – 11/9/15

Sora/Virginia Rail

9/1/15 – 11/9/15

Snipe

9/1/15 – 11/9/15

Woodcock

10/17/15 – 11/30/15

Crow

8/14/15 – 10/4/15 (Fri, Sat, Sun Only)

10/17/15 – 12/4/15

12/11/15 – 4/31/16 (Fri, Sat, Sun Only)

Canada Geese – Early Season

9/1/15 – 9/30/15

Sea Ducks

10/10/15 – 1/24/16

Wild Turkey Hunting

(see Turkey Hunting for bag/season limit information)

Species

Dates

Fall Archery

10/1/15 – 10/31/15

Spring Gobbler

4/28/16 – 5/23/16

Youth & Paraplegic

4/23/16 – 4/24/16