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Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations in Rhode Island

A. General Possession Limits

  • Migratory Birds: Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
  • Field Possession Limit: Equal to the daily bag limit.

B. Dove Hunting Seasons and Regulations

  1. Season Dates:
    • First Segment: Second Saturday in September for 30 days.
    • Second Segment: Third Saturday in October for 44 days.
    • Third Segment: Second Saturday in December for 16 days.
  2. Shooting Hours: Half hour before sunrise until sunset.
  3. Daily Bag Limit: 15, including mourning doves and Eurasian collared-doves.

C. Rail Hunting Season

  1. Season Duration: September 1 to November 9.
  2. Daily Bag Limits:
    • King and Clapper Rail: One each.
    • Sora and Virginia Rail: Three each.
  3. Shooting Hours: Half hour before sunrise until sunset.

D. Snipe Hunting Regulations

  1. Season Duration: September 1 to November 9.
  2. Daily Bag Limit: Five.
  3. Shooting Hours: Half hour before sunrise until sunset.

E. Woodcock Hunting Season

  1. Season Duration: Third Saturday in October for 45 days.
  2. Daily Bag Limit: Three.
  3. Shooting Hours: Half hour before sunrise until sunset.

F. Crow Hunting Seasons and Restrictions

  1. Season Dates:
    • First Period: Second Friday in August for 52 days (Fridays to Sundays).
    • Second Period: Third Saturday in October for 52 days.
    • Third Period: Third Friday in December for 107 days (Fridays to Sundays).
  2. Shooting Hours: Half hour before sunrise to half hour after sunset.
  3. Special Area Restrictions: Prudence Island and Patience Island have specific closures.
  4. Bag Limit: No daily bag or possession limit.

G. Archery Equipment Regulations for Game Birds

  • All hunters using archery equipment must have completed a bow hunter education course.
  • Crossbows are prohibited for taking game birds, as per R.I. Gen. Laws § 20-14-7(d).
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