PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that permits for the deer hunting season, including the “All Outdoors” package, will go on sale starting Saturday, August 1, online here or at local sales agents.
Deer permits are sold as antlered deer (buck) permits or antlerless deer permits. Hunters must have the appropriate deer permit in their possession to legally harvest any antlered or antlerless deer. Deer permits are available for individual purchase or resident hunters may purchase one “All Outdoors” package permit for use in Zones 1 and 2 to take up to seven deer during the established seasons. This option is popular because it gives the hunter flexibility to choose which season(s) to hunt and use their permits. A limit of 350 “All Outdoors” packages will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year, “All Outdoors” packages sold out within one week of launch. Licenses and permits are available for purchase online or from participating sales agent locations across the state. Applicants must possess a valid hunting license in order to purchase tags, permits, and stamps.
The cost of each deer permit for residents is $12.50 online or $13 at a sales agent; for non-residents, the cost is $25.50 online or $26.50 at a sales agent for each permit. The cost for the resident “All Outdoors” package (seven deer permits) is $75 online or $78 at a sales agent. There is an enhanced access fee applied to purchases at sales agent locations. The enhanced access fee is $2 per license and $0.50 per permit for residents; for non-residents, the additional fee is $3 per license and $1 per permit. Enhanced access fees are used to offset the administrative costs to bill, track, and account transactions at sales agent locations and support system development,