" Rhode Island facts and figures "

Rhode Island Archery Seasons

Year

Archery Permits sold

Animals Harvested

1956

248

2

1957

282

1

1958

324

1

1959

256

1

1960

261

6

1961

317

9

1962

349

17

1963

399

15

1964

493

14

1965

388

21

1966

397

18

1967

474

15

1968

433

16

1969

386

11

1970

403

27

1971

424

40

1972

521

57

1973

618

56

1974

622

48

1975

635

54

1976

635

50

1977

654

62

1978

751

78

1979

889

93

1980

998

72

1981

1156

88

1982

1158

104

1983

1164

99

1984

1160

109

1985

852

112

1986

895

126

1987

1093

179

1988

1627

125

1989

1722

169

1990

2089

238

1991

2769

291

1992

4088

417

1993

3669

378

1994

3951

355

1995

4426

415

1996

4110

474

1997

239

The Islands totals are included in the above data.

Rhode Island Shotgun seasons

Year

Shotgun Permits sold

Animals Harvested

1964

119

13

1965

513

37

1966

886

56

1967

1016

42

1968

1230

34

1969

1591

86

1970

1990

73

1971

1611

52

1972

2002

93

1973

2359

46

1974

2409

62

1975

2440

57

1976

2437

61

1977

2395

95

1978

2721

91

1979

2984

102

1980

3257

141

1981

3783

149

1982

3557

104

1983

3380

115

1984

4500

125

1985

3193

120

1986

3354

239

1987

2567

196

1988

4631

218

1989

4571

280

1990

5602

311

1991

5362

376

1992

7754

382

1993

6520

313

1994

6857

383

1995

7130

603

1996

7901

575

1997

543



The 1964,1965 Shotgun seasons were in October. In 1971,1972 there seems to have been a split season held in Oct./Dec. of those two years. Since 1973 R.I Shotgun season has been held in December. The above data is State wide, this includes Block Island Deer. It does not include Prudence Islands Disabled hunt, which are counted in the Archery take.

Rhode Island Muzzle Loader Seasons

Year

Muzzle Loader Permits sold

Animals Harvested

1978

54

0

1979

95

1

1980

100

4

1981

234

6

1982

251

8

1983

265

8

1984

545

14

1985

639

24

1986

672

63

1987

725

56

1988

1709

105

1989

2242

186

1990

3888

390

1991

3796

474

1992

4568

663

1993

5144

625

1994

5487

658

1995

5680

743

1996

5973

1114

1997

939

Total Permits combined and Harvest numbers.

Year

Total all Permits

Total Harvest

1956

248

2

1957

282

1

1958

324

1

1959

256

1

1960

261

6

1961

317

9

1962

349

17

1963

399

15

1964

612

27

1965

901

58

1966

1283

74

1967

1490

57

1968

1663

50

1969

1977

97

1970

2393

100

1971

2035

92

1972

2523

150

1973

2977

102

1974

3031

110

1975

3075

111

1976

3072

111

1977

3049

157

1978

3526

169

1979

3968

196

1980

4355

217

1981

5173

243

1982

4966

216

1983

4809

222

1984

6205

248

1985

4684

256

1986

4921

428

1987

4385

431

1988

7967

448

1989

8535

635

1990

11579

939

1991

11927

1141

1992

16410

1462

1993

15333

1316

1994

16295

1396

1995

17236

1761

1996

17984

2163

Heres some interesting data from the past. Boy have things changed. We count road kills by the hundreds today.

Cause

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

Auto

32

23

21

21

30

39

41

32

34

17

13

13

12

8

Illegal

6

5

1

6

9

17

14

7

15

3

13

15

13

8

Dog

4

2

1

2

8

5

6

0

4

3

1

0

0

0

Other

9

6

7

16

7

13

6

8

7

32

5

6

3

8

Archery

9

17

15

14

21

18

15

16

11

27

40

57

56

48

Shotgun

0

0

0

13

37

56

42

34

86

73

52

93

46

62

Total

60

53

45

72

112

148

124

97

157

155

124

184

130

134


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