Division of Fish & Wildlife

Hunting Regulations Icon Rhode Island Hunting

State of Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations


Gina M. Raimondo

RI Department of Environmental


Janet Coit

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

Jennifer Brooks, Volunteer Coordinator

Charles Brown, Principal Wildlife Biologist

Scott Buchanan, Herpetologist

Dylan Ferreira, Senior Wildlife Biologist

Amanda Freitas, Community Liasion

Mary Gannon, Wildlife Outreach Coordinator

Jennifer Kilburn, Principal Wildlife Biologist

Tanner Steeves, Wildlife Biologist

Mary Talbot, Senior Wildlife Biologist

Hunter Safety Education

Scott Travers, Technical Assistant

RI DFW Education Center

1B Camp E-Hun-Tee

Exeter, RI 02822

(401) 539-0019


Division of Law Enforcement


Dean Hoxsie

24hr Violation Line: (401) 222-3070

Hunting Abstract

This hunting abstract is a summary of the rules, regulations, seasons and bag limits for the 2019-2020 Rhode Island hunting and trapping seasons. For more detailed information, see the General Laws of Rhode Island, obtainable at most public libraries. A complete copy of the Hunting and Trapping Regulations for the 2019-2020 Season can be viewed online at: http://www.dem.ri.gov/huntab

Copies are also available by contacting the Division of Fish and Wildlife.


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


“It is the policy of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to offer its services and accommodations to all orderly persons, and, as required, to all properly licensed persons, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, or disability.” If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, facility, or if you desire further information, please write to the Office for Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Washington, D.C. 20240.