Deer Hunting Season in Rhode Island

Rhode Island offers various deer hunting seasons in different zones throughout the state. Here are the details of the deer hunting seasons, including zones and hunting dates:

Archery Season

  • Youth Only (Zone 1):

    • Start Date: September 9
    • End Date: September 10
  • Youth Only (Zone 2):

    • Start Date: September 23
    • End Date: September 24
  • Zone 1:

    • Start Date: September 15
    • End Date: January 31, 2024
  • Zone 2:

    • Start Date: October 1
    • End Date: January 31, 2024
  • Patience and Prudence Islands (Youth Only, Zone 3):

    • Start Date: October 28
    • End Date: October 29
  • Patience and Prudence Islands (Zone 3):

    • Start Date: November 1
    • End Date: January 31, 2024
  • Block Island (Zone 4):

    • Hunting dates vary in October and November.

Muzzleloader Season

  • Youth Only (Zones 1, 2):

    • Start Date: October 28
    • End Date: October 29
  • Zones 1, 2:

    • Start Date: November 4
    • End Date: November 26
  • Private land only, antlerless deer only (Zones 1, 2):

    • Start Date: December 26
    • End Date: January 2, 2024

Shotgun Season

  • Zone 1:

    • Start Date: December 2
    • End Date: December 17
  • Zone 2:

    • Start Date: December 2
    • End Date: December 10
  • Private land only, antlerless deer only (Zones 1, 2):

    • Start Date: December 26
    • End Date: January 2, 2024

Archery, Muzzleloader & Shotgun Season on Block Island (Zone 4)

  • Hunting is allowed on Block Island on various dates in November, December, January, and February.

Special Season for Disabled Hunters on Patience and Prudence Islands (Zone 3)

  • Start Date: October 24
  • End Date: October 27

Please note that these dates are subject to change, and hunters should check for any updates or additional regulations from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM). Happy hunting!

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