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Rhode Island Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Rhode Island Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Rhode Island's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Rhode Island's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 1883 deer with 913 bucks and 970 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Rhode Island's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for Rhode Island's deer habitat is 12.05 deer per square mile with 2.8 bucks per square mile and 9.25 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerRhode Island HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks9132.8
Anterless 9709.25
Total188312.05

Rhode Island Whitetail Deer Habitat

Rhode Island's total land area is 1076 square miles. This includes 321 square miles of urbanized areas, 31 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Rhode Island is comprised of 711 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest484
Grassland65
Crops7
Wetland146
Shrubland9
Total Habitat711

Rhode Island Deer Hunting Areas

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