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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

Lab in a Watering Hole

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … Read more

Brian Koch
Bird Hunting Locations

Center of the Bird Hunting Universe

In our free time we tend to think in terms of upland birds, and this leads us down many paths, most of which are somewhat insane hence we don’t share. But, sometimes it’s just too good to ignore. This is one of those times, so follow along. The Breeding Bird Survey is a government collaboration … Read more

Brian Koch
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