Duck Hunting in Rhode Island

Rhode Island, Duck Hunting Nation State, Waterfowl Hunting, Waterfowl Hunting

Rhode Island



Duck Statewide Harvest


Goose Statewide Harvest


No. Waterfowl Licenses Sold Annually


Ducks Per Hunter


Geese Per Hunter


Cost of Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Cost of Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

Season $55; three-day license $20

Cost of Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Cost of Non-Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

Ah, Rhode Island. The little state offers much to the outdoor enthusiast, including a dose of sleeper waterfowling.

The Ocean State would never qualify as a waterfowling destination; not even close. However, with only about 1,200 licensed waterfowl hunters in 2021-'22, there's not much competition for the 7,000 ducks they put on the strap that season.

Saltwater waterfowlers will find plenty of action, thanks to good numbers of eiders and scoters off the coast, plus a handful of seasoned guides and outfitters to get hunters there and back safely.

For that bucket-list moment, you can also chase brant. Oh, and it's cheap.

— Compiled and written by M.D. Johnson

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Seasons and Bag Limits