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Rhode Island

Hunting

Hunting Season Summary


For further information regarding specific bag, possession, and season limits please visit the links in the tables below.

Deer Hunting (see Deer Hunting for bag/season limit information)

Season

Dates

Archery (includes Crossbow)

September 10 - 11 (Youth only, Zone 1)

September 24 - 25 (Youth only, Zone 2)

September 15 - January 31, 2023 (Zone 1)

October 1 - January 31, 2023 (Zone 2)

Archery: Patience and Prudence Islands (Zone 3)

October 29 - 30 (Youth only)

November 1 - January 31, 2023

Archery: Block Island (Zone 4)

October 11-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31

Muzzleloader

October 29 - 30 (Youth only Zones 1, 2)

November 5 - 27 (Zones 1, 2)

December 26 - January 2, 2023 (Zones 1, 2 Private land only, antlerless deer only)

Shotgun

December 3 - 18 (Zone 1)

December 3 - 11 (Zone 2)
December 26 - January 2, 2023 (Zones 1, 2 - Private land only, antlerless deer only)

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

November 1-4, 7-10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 28-30, December 1, 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19, 20, 22, 23, January 2-6, 9-13, 17-20, 23-27, 30, 31, 2023, February 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 2023

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

October 25 - 28

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

Season

Dates

Crow

August 12 - October 2 (Fri, Sat, Sun Only), October 15 - December 5, December 16 - April 1, 2023 (Fri, Sat, Sun Only)

King/Clapper Rail and Sora/Virginia Rail

September 1 - November 9

Snipe

September 1 - November 9

Mourning Dove

September 10 - October 9, October 15 - November 27, December 10 - 25

Woodcock

October 15 - November 28

Canada Goose (Early Season)

September 1 - 30

Canada Goose (Regular Season)

November 19 - 27, December 3 - January 22, 2023

Canada Goose (Late Season)

January 28 - February 11, 2023

Snow Goose (including blue goose)

October 8 - January 22, 2023

Ducks, Sea Ducks, Mergansers and Coots**

October 7 - 10, November 23 - 27, December 3 - January 22, 2023

Brant

December 4 - January 22, 2023

Youth Waterfowl

October 29 - 30

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

Season

Dates

Fall Archery

October 1 - 31

Youth

April 17 - 23, 2023

Paraplegic

April 22 - 23, 2023

Spring

April 27 - May 21, 2023

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

Season

Dates

Coyote - State Land

September 15 - February 28, 2023

April 27 - May 21, 2023

Coyote - Private Land

No Closed Season

Raccoon

October 15 - February 28, 2023

Youth Pheasant

October 8 - 9

Pheasant

October 15 - February 28, 2023

Cottontail Rabbit

October 15 - February 28, 2023

Gray and Red Squirrel

October 15 - February 28, 2023

Bobwhite Quail

October 15 - February 28, 2023

Red, Gray Fox

October 15 - February 28, 2023

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 2022-2023 season.

**See new scaup, sea duck and merganser regulations in Migratory Bird Hunting.