DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters to remove temporary deer stands from state wildlife areas

DOVER – With the 2017/18 deer hunting season over, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters who placed portable deer stands on state wildlife areas that all stands must be removed. Any stands that remain on wildlife areas after Thursday, Feb. 15 will become the property of the Division of Fish & Wildlife.

“State wildlife areas are available for the use and enjoyment of everyone,” said Craig Rhoads, DNREC Habitat Conservation and Management program manager. “To ensure wildlife area users’ safety and to avoid impeding wildlife management activities – and for hunters to avoid loss of their property – it is important that all temporary deer stands are removed.”

For more information, contact the Division of Fish & Wildlife at 302-739-9912.

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