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Rhode Island - 2015-16 Season

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SeasonDatesNotes
September Canada GeeseSep 1 - Sep 30
Sea DucksOct 10 - Jan 24Open for Eider, Scoter & Log-tailed ducks only in special sea duck areas, except during regular duck season.
Special Sea Duck areas: Seaward of the first upstream bridge, which includes Washington Bridge in the Seekonk River; Mt. Hope Bridge in Mt. Hope Bay; and Sakonnet Bridge in the Sakonnet River.
Ducks, Coots & MergansersOct 9 - Oct 12
Nov 25 - Nov 29
Dec 5 - Jan 24
Canada Geese
Regular
Nov 21 - Nov 29
Dec 5 - Feb 1
Canada Geese
Late
Feb 8 - Feb 14No special permit required. Open north and west of the following line:
  • Rt. 95 at the RI / CT Line, north to Exit 3, Rt. 138 in Richmond
  • East along Rt. 138 to Glen Rock Rd., Richmond.
  • North along Glen Rock Rd. to Mail Rd., Exeter.
  • East along Mail Rd. to Rt. 2/South Country Trail., Exeter.
  • North along Rt. 2/South County Trail to Exeter Rd.
  • East along Exeter Rd. to the intersection of Indian Corner Rd.
  • East to the merger of Indian Corner Rd. and West Allenton Rd.
  • East to the intersection of West Allenton Rd. and Rt. 4.
  • South along Rt. 4 to the intersection of Rt. 4/Rt.1 (Tower Hill Rd.)
  • South along Rt. 1/Tower Hill Rd. to the intersection of Rt. 138.
  • East along Rt. 138 to the base of the Jamestown Bridge.
  • Extending north/northeast along the Washington/Newport county line.
  • Extending east, 1,000 feet north of the northerly most point of Jamestown to a point 1,000 feet offshore of the Melville Boat Launch, Portsmouth.
  • North following a line 1,000 feet offshore of Portsmouth's western shoreline to the Mount Hope Bridge.
  • Extending east/northeast across Mt. Hope Bay from the bridge to the RI/MA border.
Snow & Blue GeeseOct 10 - Jan 24
BrantDec 26 - Jan 24
Harlequin Ducks
Swans
Closed
Youth DaysOct 24 - Oct 25Open to licensed hunters ages 12-14 accompanied by a licensed non-hunting adult at least 21 years old, and licensed hunters age 15, who may hunt unaccompanied

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies / SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Duck6, including no more than:
  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 redheads
  • 1 black duck
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 canvasback
  • 2 scaup
Coot15
Merganser5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Sea Duck5, including no more than 4 eider, scoter, or long-tailed. This limit only applies in Special Sea Duck areas. Elsewhere, sea ducks fall under the regular duck limit.
September Canada Goose15
Canada Goose
Regular
3
Canada Goose
Late
5
Snow & Blue Goose25, no possession limit
Brant1
Hunting TimesArea / SeasonTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
September Canada Goose1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
ShotMust be non-toxic, of size BB or smaller
ArcheryCrossbows are prohibited