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

2021: 2,164

2022:   2,705 



Reports for Rhode Island

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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