Officially known as The Ocean State, Rhode Island's land mass actually encompasses a tremendous variety of natural habitats. From coastal environments and farmland, to upland forests and swamps, these areas provide the habitat necessary to maintain healthy and diverse wildlife populations. The 46,000 acres of public lands which are available for fishing and hunting equal about 7% of the state's total land area. Hunting opportunities include white-tailed deer, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, pheasant, dove, waterfowl and small game. Additionally, Rhode Island 's license fees are a terrific bargain for both resident and nonresident hunters alike.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding seasons, bag limits, fees, regulations and permit applications can be obtained by visiting the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management web site at www.dem.state.ri.us. You can also visit www.huntri.com to view maps and descriptions of Rhode Island's Wildlife Management Areas. Please note: a former Rhode Island hunting license or a hunter education card from any state or Canadian Provence is required to purchase a Rhode Island hunting license. Archery deer hunters must have held a previous Rhode Island archery license or have completed a Bowhunter Education course in any state or Canadian Provence.
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AGENCY
RI Division of Fish & Wildlife
4808 Tower Hill Road
Wakefield, RI 02879 (401)789-3094