Ring-Necked Pheasant

Pheasant Hunting

A Game Bird Permit is required to hunt ring-neck pheasant. The daily limit for pheasant is two (2) either sex birds. No physical tag required. Pheasants are stocked prior to opening day, then twice weekly, at most locations, until December. Birds are stocked once per week in December based on weather and available stock. Pheasant stocking does not occur in January and February. Stocked management areas are: Arcadia, Black Hut, Big River, Buck Hill, Carolina, Durfee Hill, Great Swamp, Nicholas Farm, Sapowet Marsh, Simmons Mill Pond, and Eight Rod Farm.

Block Island Pheasant Hunting

Pheasant hunting is open on Block Island, with written landowner permission, on November 16 and 23, December 7 and 21 and January 4, 2023. Only male pheasants (roosters) may be taken from Block Island with a daily bag limit of 2 per day.

Species

Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Youth Pheasant*

October 8 - 9, 2022

2

Pheasant

October 15 - February 28, 2023

2

* See Youth & Disabled Hunting Opportunities for more information

Pheasant Stocking Schedule for the 2022 Season

RI Pheasant Season: October 15, 2022 – December 23, 2022

Youth Season: October 8-9, 2022

Rhode Island DEM annually stocks ring-necked pheasants throughout the state’s upland habitats for fall hunting opportunities.  Changes in vendors alter the midweek dates these birds are first available at each location.  Birds are stocked the night before to provide them time to acclimate to their environment and provide a fair chase hunt to those with a RI Game Bird Permit ($17.00). The Stocking Schedule below shows dates the birds are first available for harvest, but many will still be available days later for the motivated hunter with a keen dog!

List updated 9/12/22: Please stop back frequently as the schedule is subject to change based on vendor deliveries.
* Weather permitting
  • Saturday, October 8, 2022
    Durfee Hill, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet, Simmons Mill
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet, Simmons Mill
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet, Simmons Mill
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet, Simmons Mill
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet, Simmons Mill
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet, Simmons Mill
  • Thursday, November 24, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp
  • Saturday, November 26, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet, Simmons Mill
  • *Saturday, December 3, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet
  • *Saturday, December 10, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet
  • *Saturday, December 17, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet
  • *Saturday, December 23, 2022
    Black Hut, Buck Hill, Durfee Hill, Big River, Nicholas Farm, Arcadia, Carolina, Great Swamp, Eight Rod Farm, Sapowet

Explore this interactive map including most lands scheduled for pheasant stocking. View updated stocking maps listed at the bottom of this webpage. Data is updated each fall as the season approaches.

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