DEM reminds hunters to wear fluorescent orange and to bring harvested deer to check stations

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management wants to remind Rhode Islanders that they must wear fluorescent orange in all state management areas and undeveloped state parks.

All hunters, including archers, must wear 500 square inches of solid fluorescent orange during shotgun season. A vest that is 20 inches long by 25 inches wide meets the criteria. Deer hunters must also take all deer killed during the first two days of shotgun season, Saturday December 4, and Sunday December 5, must be checked at one of the state-operated biological check stations. Deer killed on Patience Island, Prudence, and Block Island are exempt from this rule and must be licenced online here.

All check stations are open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, with locations in Exeter, Richmond, Glocester, West Kingston, and Tiverton. For more information, go to DEM’s official website.

 

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