Department of Environmental Management

Hunting Regulations Icon Rhode Island Hunting

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations


Gina M. Raimondo

RI Department of Environmental Management


Janet Coit

Acting Associate Director

Dean Hoxsie

Assistant Director for Natural Resources

Catherine Sparks

Division of Fish and Wildlife

Deputy Chief – Wildlife

Jay Osenkowski

Wildlife Section

277 Great Neck Road

West Kingston, RI 02892

(401) 789-0281


Leland Mello, Supervising Wildlife Biologist

Joshua Beuth, Principal Wildlife Biologist

Jennifer Brooks, Volunteer Coordinator

Charles Brown, Principal Wildlife Biologist

Scott Buchanan, Herpetologist

Dylan Ferreira, Senior Wildlife Biologist

Amanda Freitas, Community Liasion

Mary Grande, Wildlife Outreach Coordinator

Tanner Steeves, Wildlife Biologist

Mary Talbot, Senior Wildlife Biologist

Hunter Safety Education

Hunter Education Coordinator

Karen Unsworth

Scott Travers, Technical Assistant

RI DFW Education Center

1B Camp E-Hun-Tee

Exeter, RI 02822

(401) 539-0019


Division of Law Enforcement

Acting Chief

Kurt Blanchard

24hr Violation Line: (401) 222-3070

Report Game Violations

RIDEM Environmental Police Officers have broad responsibilities associated with the statewide enforcement of various state environmental laws and regulations, including those associated with hunting, freshwater fishing, and marine fisheries. Officers are always present and on guard to protect these valuable natural resources for all of our citizens.

You can assist them by reporting wildlife violations to the 24 hour hotline at DEM.

Turn In Poachers! – 401-222-3070 – 24 Hours/7 days week