Rhode Island Hunting Seasons (Updated)

October 4, 2019

Rhode Island Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Rhode Island Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season?” for Rhode Island.

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

Rhode Island hunting offers some great variety for the hunter during hunting season including the following:-

Deer, Turkey and a wide range of small game and game bird hunting.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management makes the following comments about hunting during hunting season.

“Rhode Island is home to a myriad of natural habitats. From coastal shrublands to forestland to grasslands that sway in the breeze, opportunities for hunting and trapping abound.”

Don’t forget the great fishing also on offer!

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Rhode Island

Deer Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Deer (Firearms) Dec 7-Jan 2
Deer (Muzzleloader) Nov 2-Jan 2
Deer (Bow) Sept 15-Jan 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Rhode Island

Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Spring Apr 30 – May 24 (2020) 1
Fall (Bow) Oct 1-31
Youth and Disabled Apr 25 – 26 (2020)

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Rhode Island

Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Coyote Sept 15-Feb 29(2020) Apr 30-May 24 (2020)
Raccoon Oct 19 -Feb 29
Cottontail Rabbit Oct 19 -Feb 29
Red & Gray Fox Oct 19 -Feb 29
Red & Gray Squirrel Oct 19 -Feb 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Coyote season is Open All Year on private lands.

Rhode Island

Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Pheasant Oct 19 -Feb 29
Bobwhite Quail Oct 19 -Feb 29
Ducks Oct 11 – Jan 26
Canada Goose (Regular Season) Nov 23 – Jan 26
Snow Goose Oct 12 – Jan 26

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Check wild game bird seasons for each hunting unit as they differ.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

Good Luck!!

Paul

Walk Little……..Look Lots

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