Rhode Island Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 21 – 
February 28, 2018

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 21 – February 28, 2018

Limits: 3 per day

Woodcock

Rhode Island Woodcock Season

October 21 – December 4, 2017

 Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Rhode Island Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 21 – February 28, 2018

Limits: 2 per day

Ruffed Grouse

Rhode Island Ruffed Grouse Season

Season Closed

Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Brian Koch
Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch
Winter Bird Hunting

Hunting the Polar Vortex

The first half of the 2014 Upland Season is over and it’s been a whirlwind of travel all across the country. But this last trip to South Dakota hunting in brutally cold conditions was a great reminder that some of the best memories afield come from facing adversity and overcoming.

Brian Koch