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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

Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … 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
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