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Hunting Season Begins Sept 10th; Wear Orange!

What: Be safe this hunting season: Wear at least 200 square inches of Fluorescent Orange

Where: Any trails, roadsides, parks, or preserves on State and Federal Land or any other woods where hunting is allowed.

When: September 10th, 2022, until May 21st for deer and other game.

Remember The Deer Don't Wear Orange, But You Should!

From Sept 10th until May 21st (may be extended by DEM) everyone using State Wildlife Management Areas, State Parks, and Federal Lands where hunting is allowed must wear two hundred (200) square inches of fluorescent orange during hunting season and 500 square inches during shotgun deer season.

This map* shows where hunting may take place:

RI Hunting and Trapping Regulations 2022-2023

Charlestown Specific Areas Where Hunting May Take Place on Managed Land:

Hunting Map Charlestown
Hunting Map Legend

Additional information for hunters and anyone with interest can be found in the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) hunting regulations for this year PDF:

*The maps above only show state and federal areas where hunting may take place. It does not consider the vast areas of privately held land where you may encounter hunters.

Be safe during hunting season, wear your ORANGE!

Additionally, the Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife has created this chart of when to wear orange:

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