Rhode Island Deer Population and Management Archive - Rhode Island

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Rhode Island Deer Population and Management Archive

Annual Deer Hunt, Reported Kill

1977 157

1978 169

1979 196

1980 217

1981 243

1982 216

1983 222

1984 248

1985 256

1986 428

1987 431

1988 448

1989 638

1990 939

1991 1141

1992 1462

1993 1316

1994 1396

1995 1761

1996 2163

1997 2040

1998 1532

1999 2043

2000 2349

2001 2249

2002: 2,087

2003: 2,244

2004: 2,683

2005: 2,675

2006: 2,315

2007: 2,586

2008: 2,937

2009: 2,422

2010: 2,569

2011: 2,413

2012: 2,221

2013: 2,502

2014: 2,182

2015: 1,883

2016: 1,936

2017: 1,886

2018: 2,125

2019: 2,285

2020: 2,348



Data from 1977 to 2005


A List of Articles in the Archive

2017 Massachusetts deer harvest sets record March 15, 2018 Rhode Island

Acorn shortage in RI this year November 30, 2011 Rhode Island

Are We Prepared for the Winter of 2017? January 4, 2017 Rhode Island,

Block Island deer hunted via infrared March 13, 2011 Rhode Island

Bow deer hunting allowed in Johnston August 14, 2010 Rhode Island

Deer hunters to be allowed at Scituate Reservoir August 17, 2012 Rhode Island

Deer Management August 17, 2012 Providence Water

Deer management planning process underway for the Block Island and Ninigret National. Wildlife Refuges, public comment sought November 6, 2011 Rhode Island

DEM Releases Deer Season Dally March 21, 2003 Rhode Island

DEM reminds hunters to take precautions to keep deer herds free of chronic wasting disease October 2, 2018 Rhode Island

Do pumas prowl R.I., or just our imaginations? December 7, 2019 Rhode Isand

Forest Service Recovery Act Funds Benefit Rhode Island March 21, 2012

Johnston residents oppose opening of state park for bow-and-arrow deer hunting ... August 13, 2010 Rhode Island

Managing the state's deer population November 17, 2019 Rhode Island

Rhode Island 2016-17 Deer Harvest

Rhode Island deer population December 1, 2016

Rhode Island Hunting Seasons, 2018 – 2019 April 26, 2019

RI buys 245 acres of forest for preservation November 30, 2012 Rhode Island

Significant Regulation Changes & Highlights 2014-15 September 2, 2014

With hunting in decline across state, conservation funds in jeopardy November 6, 2019 Rhode Island