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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 8 – 9 (Youth only, Zone 1)

September 29 – 30 (Youth only, Zone 2)

September 15 – January 31, 2019 (Zone 1)

October 1 – January 31, 2019 (Zone 2)

Archery: Patience and Prudence Islands (Zone 3)

October 27 – 28 (Youth only)*

November 1 – January 31, 2019

Archery: Block Island (Zone 4)

October 9-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-31

Muzzleloader

October 27 – 28 (Youth only Zones 1, 2)*

November 3 – 25 (Zones 1, 2)

December 26 – January 2, 2019 (Zones 1, 2 Private land only, antlerless deer only)

Shotgun

December 1 – 16 (Zone 1)

December 1 – 9 (Zone 2)
December 26 – January 2, 2019 (Zones 1, 2 – Private land only, antlerless deer only)

Archery and Muzzleloader: Block Island (Zone 4)

November 1, 2, 5, 7-9, 13-16

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

November 19, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30, December 3-7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21

January 3, 4, 7-11, 14-18, 22-25, 28-31, 2019,

February 1, 4-8, 11-15, 19-22, 2019

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

October 23 – 26

Migratory Gamebird Hunting (Migratory Shore & Upland Game Bird Seasons & Bag Limits for bag/possession limit information)

Season

Dates

Crow

August 10 – September 30 (Fri, Sat, Sun Only), October 20 – December 10,
December 21 – April 6, 2019 (Fri, Sat, Sun Only)

King/Clapper Rail

Sora/Virginia Rail

September 1 – November 9

Snipe

September 1 – November 9

Mourning Dove

September 8 – October 7, October 20 – December 2, December 8 – 23

Woodcock

October 20 – December 3

Canada Goose (Early Season)

September 1 – 30

Canada Goose (Regular Season)

November 17 – November 25, December 1 – January 20, 2019

Canada Goose (Late Season)

January 26 – February 9, 2019

Snow Goose (including blue goose)

October 6 – January 20, 2019

Ducks, Mergansers and Coots

October 12 – 15, November 21 – 25, December 1 – January 20, 2019

Sea Ducks

November 22 – January 20, 2019

Brant

November 22 – January 20, 2019

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

Season

Dates

Fall Archery

October 1 – 14

Youth & Paraplegic *

April 20 – 21, 2019

Spring Gobbler

April 25, 2019 – May 19, 2019

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

Season

Dates

Coyote – State Land

September 15 – February 28, 2019

April 25, 2019 – May 19, 2019

Coyote – Private Land

No Closed Season

Raccoon

October 1 – February 28, 2019

Youth Pheasant*

October 13 – 14

Pheasant

October 20 – February 28, 2019

Cottontail Rabbit

October 20 – February 28, 2019

Gray Squirrel

October 20 – February 28, 2019

Bobwhite Quail

October 20 – February 28, 2019

Red, Gray Fox

October 20 – February 28, 2019

Ruffed Grouse

CLOSED

*See Special, Youth & Paraplegic Hunting Opportunities for more information on