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Rhode Island


Welcome to 2021-22 Rhode Island Hunting

Significant Regulation Changes & Highlights 2021-2022

  1. Deer check station dates are now the first two days of muzzleloader and the first two days of shotgun. Please see details within the Abstract.
  2. Eider bag limit remains 4 per day, but is limited to one hen per day.
  3. Harvesting legal frog and turtle species can now be done with a hunting, fishing, or trapping license. All other limits and restrictions still apply.
  4. Deer may now be quartered in the field outside of check station dates for ease of transportation with new tagging requirements.
  5. All small game check stations are closed for the 2021-2022 season.
  6. There are no longer limits on the number of blunt, judo or field-point tipped arrows that can be carried by archery hunters.
  7. Hunters on Patience Island should be aware of a positive tularemia case and should take precaution when afield to avoid insect bites, and when field dressing game.
  8. Youth spring turkey season now runs 7 days long, still prior to the regular spring turkey opener.
  9. Applications for Block Island lottery and required USFWS properties must be post marked by September 15th, 2021.
  10. Hunting and trapping licenses and permit fees have increased. See License Fees.