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Rhode Island Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 15 – 
February 28, 2017

Rhode Island

Resident License Fees:
$18

Non-Resident License Fees:
$45

Special Permits:
Pheasant Permit $15.50 Per 6 Birds 

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Bobwhite Quail

Rhode Island Bobwhite Quail Season

October 15 – February 28, 2017

Limits: 3 per day

Woodcock

Rhode Island Woodcock Season

October 15 – November 28, 2016

 Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Rhode Island Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 15 – February 28, 2017

Limits: 2 per day

Ruffed Grouse

Rhode Island Ruffed Grouse Season

Season Closed

Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

Brian Koch
Dad with Rooster

Making Kansas Memories

Opening day in Kansas occupies a sacred  place for me since this is the territory  where my upland obsession really took hold years ago. The bulk of the state has a dismal bird forecast like much of the rest of the Midwest this year. There are some bright spots which have been deemed the north … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch