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RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462

For Release:

October 6, 2000


Sally Spadaro 222-4700 ext. 2426}
Stephanie Powell 222-4700 ext. 4418


PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has several reminders for archery deer hunters, now that the season, which runs through January 31, has opened.

  • Hunting hours begin one-half hour before sunrise, and end one-half hour after sunset.
  • All harvested deer must be tagged immediately and checked within 24 hours at one of 13 vendor-operated or four state-operated check stations, listed below.
  • Anyone hunting on private land must obtain written permission from the landowner and carry this authorization with them at all times. Some municipalities impose additional hunting restrictions; therefore, hunters should check with local authorities prior to hunting.
  • For safety precautions, archers must wear a minimum of 200 square inches of fluorescent orange when travelling to and from a stand during the muzzleloader deer season (November 4 - November 26). During the shotgun deer season, (December 2 – December 10 on the mainland and December 11 – December 15 on private land) archers must wear at least 500 square inches of fluorescent orange at all times.
  • The archery deer safety zone has been reduced from 500 feet to 200 feet.
  • All hunters are required to complete a bowhunter education course. Information on courses can be obtained by calling 789-7055.

Hunters may check their archery deer at the following state-operated check stations, from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, on weekends between October 21 and November 12:

Arcadia Management Area
Rt. 165, Ten Rod Road at Wood River

Carolina Management Area
Pine Hill Road

Durfee Hill Management Area
Rt. 94, Reynolds Road

Great Swamp Management Area
Off Liberty Lane
West Kingston

They may also use the following vendor-operated check stations, whose hours may vary. Please call to verify times:

Canario’s General Store
113 Daniels Ave.
Prudence Island, RI 02872 ph. 683-2354

Pete’s Bait & Tackle
341 Burnside Ave
Woonsocket, RI 02895 ph. 767-0990

Hope Valley Bait & Tackle
Main St. (PO Box 245)
Corner of Rt. 3 & 138
Hope Valley, RI 02832 ph. 539-2757

Big Bear Hunting and Fishing Supply
401 Putnam Pike
Harmony, RI 02829 ph. 949-0339

Quaker Lane Bait & Tackle
4019 Quaker Lane
North Kingstown, RI 02852 ph. 294-9642

Gun & Dive Shop
140 Main St.
Westerly, RI 02891 ph. 596-4496

Sandy Bottom Bait & Tackle
97 Sandy Bottom Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816 ph. 823-1540

The Cumberland Shaft Shop
207 Broad St
Cumberland, RI 02864 ph. 726-0404

Arthur Rose
West Side Road
Block Island, RI 02807 ph. 466-2495

Main Bait and Tackle
2599 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02724 ph. 508-679-3853

Kirk Littlefield
487 Old Town Road
Block Island, RI 02807 ph. 466-5475

Snowhurst Farm
462 Chopmist Hill Rd, Rt. 102
Chepachet, RI 02814 ph. 568-8900

Breachway Bait & Tackle
166 Charlestown Beach Rd.
Charlestown, 02813 ph. 364-6407


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