To 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 May 15-21 made 2,244 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 187 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 86 citations.
Whether in their backyards or while taking a walk outdoors, Delawareans are likely to encounter young wildlife this time of year. While some young animals appear to be abandoned, usually they are not. It’s likely that their mothers are watching over them somewhere nearby. The Division of Fish & Wildlife would like to remind well-meaning Delawareans that when encountering young wildlife, regardless of species, the best thing people can do is to leave the animals alone.
With summer just around the corner, beachnesting birds are in full breeding mode, with piping plover and American oystercatcher nests increasing their Delaware numbers and least terns making nest scrapes.
Fawning season for white-tailed deer has begun in Delaware, with the majority of fawns being born during the last week of May through the first week of June. Every year, during this time, well-meaning Delawareans make calls to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife because they think they’ve found “abandoned” fawns.
With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will begin annual treatment of downstate public-access ponds for nuisance aquatic weeds this week. Ponds to be treated this year are Tubmill Pond near Milford, Wagamons Pond in Milton and Millsboro Pond.
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