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Rhode Island

Hunting

Hunting Season Summary

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 11 - 12 (Youth only, Zone 1)

September 25 - 26 (Youth only, Zone 2)

September 15 - January 31, 2022 (Zone 1)

October 1 - January 31, 2022 (Zone 2)

Archery: Patience and Prudence Islands (Zone 3)

October 30 - 31 (Youth only)

November 1 - January 31, 2022

Archery: Block Island (Zone 4)

October 12-15, 18-22, 25-29

Muzzleloader

October 30 - 31 (Youth only Zones 1, 2)

November 6 - 28 (Zones 1, 2)

December 26 - January 2, 2022 (Zones 1, 2 Private land only, antlerless deer only)

Shotgun

December 4 - 19 (Zone 1)

December 4 - 12 (Zone 2)
December 26 - January 2, 2022 (Zones 1, 2 - Private land only, antlerless deer only)

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

November 1-5, 8-10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2021, December 1-3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 2021, January 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 24-28, 31, 2022, February 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 2022

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

October 26 - 29

Migratory Gamebird Hunting*

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

Season

Dates

Crow

August 13 - October 3 (Fri, Sat, Sun Only), October 16 - December 6,
December 17 - April 2, 2022 (Fri, Sat, Sun Only)

King/Clapper Rail and Sora/Virginia Rail

September 1 - November 9

Snipe

September 1 - November 9

Mourning Dove

September 11 - October 10, October 16 - November 28, December 11 - 26

Woodcock

October 16 - November 29

Canada Goose (Early Season)

September 1 - 30

Canada Goose (Regular Season)

November 20 - 28, December 4 - January 23, 2022

Canada Goose (Late Season)

January 29 - February 12, 2022

Snow Goose (including blue goose)

October 9 - January 23, 2022

Ducks, Mergansers and Coots**

October 8 - 11, November 24 - 28, December 4 - January 23, 2022

Sea Ducks

November 25 - January 23, 2022

Brant

December 5 - January 23, 2022

Youth Waterfowl

October 30 - 31

Wild Turkey Hunting

(see Turkey Hunting for bag/season limit information)

Season

Dates

Fall Archery

October 1 - 31

Youth

April 18 - 24, 2022

Paraplegic

April 23 - 24, 2022

Spring

April 28 - May 22, 2022

Small Game Hunting

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

Season

Dates

Coyote - State Land

September 15 - February 28, 2022

April 28 - May 22, 2022

Coyote - Private Land

No Closed Season

Raccoon

October 16 - February 28, 2022

Youth Pheasant

October 9 - 10

Pheasant

October 16 - February 28, 2022

Cottontail Rabbit

October 16 - February 28, 2022

Gray and Red Squirrel

October 16 - February 28, 2022

Bobwhite Quail

October 16 - February 28, 2022

Red, Gray Fox

October 16 - February 28, 2022

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 2021-2022 season.

**See new scaup regulations on Migratory Bird Hunting.