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Rhode Island Hunting News

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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the 2008-2009 archery deer hunting season on Prudence and Patience Islands opened October 24 and runs through January 4. The harvest quota on state land has been reduced from 75 deer to 50 deer, to reflect the decrease in the number of deer in the management areas.

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The Department of Environmental Management announces the hunting regulations for the 2008-2009 seasons. There are several changes this year, primarily regarding deer hunting. The DEM remains committed to managing the growing deer population by focusing on the harvest of female deer. Most of the other changes are strictly date changes reflecting the calendar shift.

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The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife has released preliminary deer hunting figures for the 2007-2008 deer hunting seasons. According to data collected from the Division's vendors and biological check stations, 2,540 deer were taken, 225 more than last season.

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The Department of Environmental Management announces the seasons and general rules for shotgun deer hunting in Rhode Island.

All hunters, including archers, are required to wear 500 square inches of fluorescent orange during the shotgun season. Throughout the shotgun deer season, all other users of state management areas must also wear at least 500 square inches of solid, daylight fluorescent orange material; thereafter, the requirement drops to 200 square inches through the end of February, and during the spring turkey-hunting season.

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The Department of Environmental Management announces that, in an effort to further manage the state's deer population as well as reduce the over 1,200 annual auto-deer collisions that affect public safety, it is encouraging more private landowners to allow hunters to hunt deer on their property during deer-hunting seasons.

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The Department of Environmental Management announces that there are several changes to the hunting regulations for the 2007-2008 season, primarily regarding deer hunting. The DEM remains committed to managing the growing deer population by focusing on the harvest of female deer. Most of the other changes are strictly date changes reflecting the calendar shift.

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