Rhode Island Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 20 – 
February 28, 2019

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

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Bobwhite Quail

Rhode Island Bobwhite Quail Season

October 20 – February 28, 2019

Limits: 3 per day

Woodcock

Rhode Island Woodcock Season

October 20 – December 3, 2018

 Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Rhode Island Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 20 – February 28, 2019

Limits: 2 per day

Ruffed Grouse

Rhode Island Ruffed Grouse Season

Season Closed

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