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Rhode Island


Division of Fish & Wildlife

State of Rhode Island


Daniel McKee

RI Department of Environmental Management

Acting Director

Terrence Gray

Deputy Director Natural Resources Bureau

Jason McNamee

Division of Fish and Wildlife

Wildlife Section

277 Great Neck Road

West Kingston, RI 02892

(401) 789-0281

Phil Edwards, Chief

Jay Osenkowski, Deputy Chief - Wildlife

Leland Mello, Supervising Wildlife Biologist

David Kalb, Supervising Wildlife Biologist

Emily George, Supervising Wildlife Biologist

Jennifer Brooks, Volunteer Coordinator

Charles Brown, Furbearer Biologist

Scott Buchanan, Herpetologist

Gabrielle DeMeillon, Outearch Support

Dylan Ferreira, Deer & Rabbit Biologist

Amanda Freitas, Community Liaison

Mary Gannon, Wildlife Outreach Coordinator

John Herbert, Non-Game Biologist

Jennifer Kilburn, Waterfowl Biologist

Sarah Riley, Implementation Aide

John Veale, Habitat Biologist

Hunter Safety Education

RI DFW Education Center

1B Camp E-Hun-Tee

Exeter, RI 02822

(401) 539-0013

Scott Travers, Hunter Education Coordinator

Madison Proulx, Administrative Assistant

Dana Kopec, Technical Assistant

Braton Elleman, RSO Supervisor

Division of Law Enforcement

235 Promenade Street

Providence, RI 02908

24hr Violation Line: (401) 222-3070

Dean Hoxsie, Chief

“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.

Hunting Abstract

This hunting abstract is a summary of the rules, regulations, seasons and bag limits for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 Season can be viewed online at:

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