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  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 9-15To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Jan. 9-15 made 1163 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 23 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 21 citations.2017-01-20 16:21:29
  • DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces registration open for Delaware’s mandatory wild turkey hunting courseWith Delaware’s spring wild turkey hunting season fast approaching, DNREC’s Hunter Education Program reminds both resident and non-resident hunters that they must pass a Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife-approved course on turkey hunting before they can legally hunt turkeys in the First State.2017-01-18 15:06:50
  • Opening of trails along C&D Canal celebrated by Delaware, Maryland officialsThe grand opening of recreational trails along the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal was celebrated by Delaware and Maryland officials who included Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Col. Michael Bliss, USDA Rural Development State Director Bill McGowan, DNREC Secretary David Small, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, Delaware State Senator Nicole Poore, Delaware City Mayor Stanley Green and Chesapeake City Mayor Dean Geracimos. They were joined by other officials, scores of trails partners and enthusiasts, and special guest, former Delaware Governor and Congressman Michael N. Castle.2017-01-13 18:19:00
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 2-8To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Jan. 2-8 made 1026 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 31 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 34 citations.2017-01-13 12:44:24
  • Jan. 31 deadline approaching for DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s annual hunting photo contest2017-01-11 14:18:06
  • DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters Jan. 15 is final 2016/17 Sunday deer hunting dateDNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that Sunday, Jan. 15 is the one remaining Sunday deer hunting date for the 2016/2017 hunting season.2017-01-09 16:47:08
  • January presents deer hunters with a variety of hunting opportunities and options to close out the 2016/17 seasonDeer hunters going afield in the home stretch of Delaware’s 2016/17 hunting season have a variety of hunting opportunities and options this month.2017-01-06 16:31:10
  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold Jan. 17 public hearing in Dover on recreational summer flounder harvest reduction optionsThe Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will hold a public hearing on a proposed addendum to the interstate fishery management plan (FMP) for summer flounder at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 in DNREC’s Auditorium in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.2017-01-06 15:30:49
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 26-Jan. 1To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 26-Jan. 1 made 676 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 22 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 16 citations.2017-01-06 13:04:02
  • Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2017 calendar on sale while supplies lastCopies of the 2017 Division of Fish & Wildlife calendar are still available for purchase while supplies last, so get yours now to enjoy the colorful calendar for the entire year.2017-01-05 15:55:43
  • New waterway management fund from boat registration fee increases enables DNREC to take on additional responsibilities for dredging, channel marking, other waterway maintenanceDOVER – Delaware boat registration fee increases that went into effect Jan. 1 will account for all revenue going into a new waterway management fund that enables DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section to take better care of the state’s coastal waterways. In the wake of lost federal funding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers no longer dredges navigational channels while U.S. Coast Guard can no longer adequately mark federally-authorized waterways – with both responsibilities now taken on by DNREC.2017-01-05 15:32:26
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 19-25To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 19-25 made 710 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 38 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing seven citations.2016-12-30 10:43:30
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 12-18To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 12-18 made 1,025 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 38 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 23 citations.2016-12-23 09:57:20
  • State’s shellfish aquaculture program takes major step forward with new approval process for limited areas of cultivationDOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has adopted a process for abbreviated review and approval of shellfish aquaculture leases by DNREC’s Division of Water following a comprehensive review conducted by the Division of Fish & Wildlife on a significantly-reduced number of acres than allowed for under state regulation, while also limiting operations in Little Assawoman Bay approved under the process to growing only hard clams. 2016-12-22 11:25:30
  • 2017 Division of Fish & Wildlife calendar available now, newly featuring sunrise/sunset times and hunting/fishing seasonsDNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is pleased to announce that its full-color 2017 calendar is available now, just in time for the New Year. Each month of the calendar depicts seasonal photographs of the division’s public wildlife and fishing areas and education facilities. New features in this year’s annual calendar include daily sunrise and sunset times and 2017 hunting and fishing season dates, as well as the usual monthly seasonal outdoor activity reminders and a convenient Division of Fish & Wildlife contact directory. 2016-12-19 15:59:20



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