PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will begin selling permits for the deer hunting season, including an “All Outdoors” package, on Thursday, Aug. 1. Deer permits are sold as antlered deer (buck) permits or antlerless deer permits. Hunters must have the appropriate deer permit in their possession to legally harvest anydeer.
Applicants must possess a valid hunting license in order to purchase permits, tags, and stamps. Licenses and permits are available for purchase at ri.gov/DEM/huntfish or at the department’s Office of Boating Registration & Licenses, 235 Promenade St., Provodence, as well as at sales agents across the state. A list of sales agents can be found at dem.ri.gov/programs/bpoladm/manserv/rihfid/agents.pdf.
Hunter education courses are offered as part of the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Hunter Education Program. Safety training is required by law in Rhode Island for beginning hunters. For more information on permits, seasons, bag limits, zones, regulations and hunter safety courses, visit dem.ri.gov.