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This is a condensed listing of the news releases that directly effect hunting or fishing.
These news releases are from either
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management or the Providence Journal
<click here to go to RI DEM's complete News Release section>
<click here to go to the Providence Journal's Outdoor Section>

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2010 News Archive

 

 

2009 News Archive

12/17 DEM DEM to Stock Atlantic Salmon for Rhode Island Anglers
12/2 DEM 2009-2010 Shotgun Deer Hunting Season Opens Saturday, December 5
6/12 DEM to Hold Public Workshop on June 22 on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing & Parks and Management Area Regulations
2/11 USSA - Dove Hunting Attacked Again in Rhode Island
1/6 DEM - DEM & Recreational Fishermen Will Reconvene on January 12 to Consider Saltwater Angler Registry Program for RI

 

2008 News Archive

October

10/14 DEM Announces Lottery No Longer Required for Prudence & Patience Island Archery Deer Hunting
10/10 DEM Announces 2008 Small Game Hunting Season Begins October 18

August

8/24 DEM to Host Grand Finale for Great Outdoors Pursuit
8/15 DEM Announces 2008–2009 Hunting Regulations
8/15 DEM Will Hold Hearing on Proposed Waterfowl Season and Falconry Regulations on 8/28

April

4/3 DEM Announces Great Swamp Shooting Range Now Open 7 Days a Week

March

3/21 DEM Announces April 12 Opening Day of Fishing Season

February

2/14 DEM Issues Preliminary Deer Season Tally

January
1/4 DEM Announces Plans to Stock Atlantic Salmon Broodstock in Anticipation of Ice Fishing

2007 News Archive

November

11/16 DEM Announces Shotgun Deer-Hunting Dates and Regulations
11/2 DEM Notified That Salmon Have Been Stocked in Beach Pond

October

10/24 DEM Fluorescent Orange is Required in Management Areas for Safety During Hunting Season
10/22 DEM and Newport Officials to Showcase First Round of Improvements at Van Zandt Fishing Pier
10/12 DEM Announces Muzzleloader Deer Season
10/10 DEM Announces Island Archery Deer Seasons

September

9/28 DEM Announces Dates and Seasons for Hunting Small Game and Upland Migratory Birds
9/24 ProJo Tom Meade's Hot Bytes John "Hab" Haberek dies
9/21 DEM Announces October 1 Start of Archery Deer Hunting Season
9/19 DEM Offers Special Deer Seasons on Prudence Island and in Narragansett for Paraplegics/Double Amputees

August

8/16 DEM Will Hold Hearing on Proposed Waterfowl Season and Falconry Regulations on Thursday, August 30

July

7/18 DEM Announces 2007-2008 Hunting Regulations
7/13 DEM Encouraging Landowners to Allow Deer Hunting on Private Land

June

6/19 DEM Announces Results of Spring Turkey Hunt
6/13 DEM Asks For Information on Wild Turkey Brood Sightings
6/1 DEM Announces Appointment of Michael L. Lapisky as Chief of the Division of Fish and Wildlife

May

5/7 DEM to Hold Public Workshop on Thursday, May 17 on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations

April

4/5 DEM Announces Dates of Wild Turkey Hunting Season

March

3/22 Says Trout Stocking Taking Place in Advance of April 14 Start of Freshwater Fishing Season
3/14 DEM Issues Preliminary Deer Season Tally

January

1/26 Announces Plans for Additional Winter Stocking of Trout in Anticipation of Ice Fishing
1/12 DEM RI State Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Will Hold Wild Turkey Seminar and Hunter Clinic February 17
 

2006 News Archive

December

12/29 DEM Announces Reopening Of Great Swamp Shooting Range
12/20 DEM Reminds Anglers & Hunters that the Hunters and Fishermen For The Hungry Program Needs Their Support
12/19 DEM Asks Deer Hunters To Continue Submitting Samples For Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance

November

11/15 DEM Announces Shotgun Deer-Hunting Dates and Regulations
11/06 DEM Announces Controlled Archery Hunt on Portion of Beavertail State Park 11/13/06 Through 1/31/07

October

10/06 DEM Announces 2006 Small Game Hunting Season Begins Oct 21
10/06 DEM Announces Muzzleloader and Shotgun Deer Seasons
10/06 DEM Announces Prudence/Patience Islands Archery Deer Season

August

9/13 DEM Issues 2006-2007 Hunting and Trapping Abstract

July

7/28 DEM Accepting Application Requests for Prudence/Patience Island Archery Deer Reservation Lottery
7/9 DEM Says Spring Turkey Hunt Was "Outstanding"
 

June

6/6 DEM Asks For Information on Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

May

5/15 DEM Says Tests Have Not Detected Chronic Wasting Disease in RI's Deer Population

April

4/19 DEM to Hold Public Workshop on May 4 on Proposed Hunting & Freshwater Fishing Regulations
4/11 DEM Announces Date of Wild Turkey Hunting Season

March

3/29 DEM Announces April 8 Opening Day of Freshwater Fishing Season
3/27 DEM Issues Preliminary Deer Season Tally
3/22 DEM Announces Immediate Ban on the Taking and Possession of Herring
3/9 DEM Steps Up Enforcement of Illegal Use of ATVs in State Management Areas

February

2/28 DEM Says No Safe Ice Yet at State Parks

January

1/13 DEM Says Although It Is Too Warm for Ice Fishing, Weather Is Good for Catching Stocked Trout and Salmon From Shore

2005 News Archive

December

12/22 DEM Announces Plans to Stock Trout and Atlantic Salmon Broodstock in Anticipation of Ice Fishing

November

11/25 DEM Announces Shotgun Deer Season Opens on Mainland on Saturday, December 3 Already Open on Block Island

October

10/12 DEM Announces 2005 Muzzleloader Deer Season

September

9/30 DEM Announces Dates for the 2005-2006 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons
9/30 DEM Announces Prudence/Patience Islands Archery Deer Season
9/30 DEM Announces Small Game Hunting Season Dates and Limits
9/28 DEM Offers Special Deer Seasons on Prudence Island and in Narragansett for Paraplegics/Double Amputees

9/9 DEM Issues Alert That State CWD Restrictions Now Apply to Deer, Elk, and Moose Taken in WV & Bordering Counties

August

8/23 DEM Reminds Hunters That State CWD Restrictions Now Apply to Deer, Elk, & Moose Taken in New York State & Bordering Counties
8/17 DEM Announces Hunters & Fishermen for the Hungry Program Now Up & Running in RI
8/12 DEM Issues 2005-2006 Hunting and Trapping Abstract
8/11 DEM Will Hold Hearing on Proposed Waterfowl Season and Falconry Regulations on 9/1

July

7/20 DEM Accepting Application Requests for Prudence/Patience Island Archery Deer Res. Lottery

June

6/23 DEM Asks Recreational Saltwater Anglers To participate in online fishing survey

April

4/12 DEM Users of State Management Areas Required to Wear Fluorescent Orange During Turkey Hunting Season

March

3/28 DEM Says Rabies Virus Remains Widespread in Rhode Island
3/24 DEM Announces April 9 Opening Day of Fishing Season
3/18 DEM Announces Preliminary Deer Season Tally

2004 News Archive

December

12/29 DEM to Participate in Southern New England Sportsman Show at URI.

November

11/23 DEM Announces Shotgun Deer Season Opens on Mainland on Saturday, November 27; Already Open on Block Island.

October

10/29 DEM Asks Hunters for Help in Keeping RI Deer Herds Free of Chronic Wasting Disease.
10/04 ATTENTION DEER HUNTERS: Either sex archery, muzzle loader and shotgun deer permits may be purchased anytime.

August

8/12/04 ProJo Deer hunting to begin in Beavertail November 1
8/6/04 DEM Announces That New Hatch House Will Be Constructed at Lafayette Hatchery in North Kingstown

July

7/14/04 DEM Accepting Application Requests for Prudence/Patience Island Archery Deer Reservation Lottery

June

6/25/04 DEM Offers Freshwater Fishing Licenses Online
6/10/04 DEM Asks for Information on Wild Turkey Brood Sightings

May

5/28/04 DEM Sets June 18 Public Hearing on Proposed Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regs

April

4/2/04 RI DEM - DEM Announces April 10 Opening Day Of Fishing Season

March

3/19/04 RI DEM - DEM Aquatic Educators Introduce RI Schools To "Salmon In The Classroom" Program
3/1/04 RI DEM - DEM Releases Preliminary Deer Season Tally Showing Increase In Deer Taken By Hunters

February

No related press releases

January

01.15.2004 DEM: DEM Finds Safe Ice Conditions at Lincoln Woods, Goddard Memorial...
01.09.2004 DEM: RI DEM Adopts Regulations To Keep CWD Out Of RI

2003 News Archive

December

12.11.03 RI DEM: DEM to Stock Trout & Atlantic Salmon Broodstock For Ice Fishing Season Beginning Monday, Dec 15

November

11.26.03 RI DEM: Announces Dates, Rules For Shotgun Deer Seasons On The Mainland & Block Island
11.26.03 RI DEM: Asks Hunters To Assist In Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance In Deer
11.18.03 RI DEM: Reopens Purchase Period For Bonus Muzzleloader Late Season Antlerless Deer Permits
11.05.03 RI DEM: Cautions Drivers To Be Alert For Deer

 


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