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DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters Jan. 15 is final 2016/17 Sunday deer hunting date

Date Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

DOVER – DNREC’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. Deer hunting participation and harvest on those Sundays open to deer hunting on Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas open to Sunday deer hunting and private property continue to increase, according to Director David Saveikis. Hunters have registered 1,004 harvested deer statewide during the first four of this hunting season’s five Sunday deer hunting days.

Only deer can be hunted on Sunday, Jan. 15, which is part of the January shotgun deer hunting season. Deer can be hunted on that date during the regular deer hunting hours of one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset on private lands with landowner permission and on Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas open to Sunday deer hunting.

All Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas have areas open for Sunday deer hunting on the above date and times, with some portions of the following wildlife areas closed to Sunday deer hunting (see maps on the Sunday deer hunting webpage):

New Castle County
• Augustine Wildlife Area, near Port Penn
• C&D Canal Conservation Area, near St. Georges

Kent County
• Little Creek Wildlife Area, east of Dover
• Ted Harvey Conservation Area, southeast of Dover
• Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area, near Felton

Sussex County
• Assawoman Wildlife Area, near Millville
• Nanticoke Wildlife Area, Seaford/Bethel area
• Milford Neck Wildlife Area, near Milford

All DNREC’s Delaware State Parks lands are CLOSED to Sunday deer hunting.

For more information on Sunday deer hunting, or to request printed copies of wildlife area maps showing areas open and closed to Sunday deer hunting, please call the Wildlife Section office at 302-739-9912 or visit the Sunday deer hunting webpage.

For more information on the 2016/2017 hunting seasons and Division of Fish & Wildlife-managed wildlife areas, please consult 2016-2017 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide and Delaware Wildlife Area Maps. Printed copies of the guide and maps are available at DNREC’s licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. The guide is also available from license agents throughout the state.

Media contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

Vol. 47, No. 9

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