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Hunting Seasons Summary

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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 7 – 8 (Youth only, Zone 1)

September 28 – 29 (Youth only, Zone 2)

September 15 – January 31, 2020 (Zone 1)

October 1 – January 31, 2020 (Zone 2)

Archery: Patience and Prudence Islands (Zone 3)

October 26 – 27 (Youth only)

November 1 – January 31, 2020

Archery: Block Island (Zone 4)

October 15-18, 21-25, 28-31

Muzzleloader

October 26 – 27 (Youth only Zones 1, 2)

November 2 – December 1 (Zones 1, 2)

December 26 – January 2, 2020 (Zones 1, 2 Private land only, antlerless deer only)

Shotgun

December 7 – 22 (Zone 1)

December 7 – 15 (Zone 2)
December 26 – January 2, 2020 (Zones 1, 2 – Private land only, antlerless deer only)

Archery and Muzzleloader: Block Island (Zone 4)

November 1, 4 – 8, 12 – 15

Archery, Muzzleloader & Shotgun: Block Island (Zone 4)

November 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26 December 2-6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20

January 2, 3, 6-10, 13-17, 21-24, 27-31, 2020

February 3-7, 10-14, 18-21, 2020

Special Season for Disabled Hunters: Patience and Prudence Islands (Zone 3)

October 22 – 25

Migratory Gamebird Hunting (Migratory Bird Hunting for bag/possession limit information)

Season

Dates

Crow

August 9 – September 29 (Fri, Sat, Sun Only), October 19 – December 9,
December 20 – April 4, 2020 (Fri, Sat, Sun Only)

King/Clapper Rail

Sora/Virginia Rail

September 1 – November 9

Snipe

September 1 – November 9

Mourning Dove

September 14 – October 13, October 19 – December 1, December 14 – 29

Woodcock

October 19 – December 2

Canada Goose (Early Season)

September 1 – 30

Canada Goose (Regular Season)

November 23 – December 1, December 7 – January 26, 2020

Canada Goose (Late Season)*

February 1 – 15, 2020

Snow Goose (including blue goose)

October 12 – January 26, 2020

Ducks, Mergansers and Coots

October 11 – 14, November 27 – December 1, December 7 – January 26, 2020

Sea Ducks

November 28 – January 26, 2020

Brant

December 28 – January 26, 2020

Wild Turkey Hunting (see Turkey Hunting for bag/season limit information)

Season

Dates

Fall Archery

October 1 – 31

Youth & Paraplegic

April 25 – 26, 2020

Spring

April 30 – May 24, 2020

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

Season

Dates

Coyote – State Land

September 15 – February 29, 2020

April 30 – May 24, 2020

Coyote – Private Land

No Closed Season

Raccoon

October 1 – February 29, 2020

Youth Pheasant

October 12 – 13

Pheasant

October 19 – February 29, 2020

Cottontail Rabbit

October 19 – February 29, 2020

Gray and Red Squirrel

October 19 – February 29, 2020

Bobwhite Quail

October 19 – February 29, 2020

Red, Gray Fox

October 19 – February 29, 2020

Ruffed Grouse

CLOSED

*Season dates are subject to regulatory changes occurring at the time of printing. Please refer to the complete Hunting and Trapping Regulations for the 2019-2020 season.