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  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


Delaware’s 2019-20 Deer Harvest Sets Record High; Wild Turkey Harvest State’s 4th Highest Total

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Harvests from two of Delaware’s most popular hunting seasons – deer and wild turkey – reflect continued conservation management by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in making the state a successful destination for deer and turkey hunters. A record 16,969 deer harvested for the 2019/20 hunting season helps move management of the deer population to a level that provides quality hunting opportunities while also reducing deer conflicts with humans. The 643 wild turkeys harvested during the spring turkey season from April 11 to May 9 and during the April 4 youth/non-ambulatory disabled hunt produced the fourth-highest recorded harvest for the state.




Herring Point, beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to surfing, swimming due to possible shark bite

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2020

DNREC officials have closed Herring Point to surfing and swimming Thursday afternoon until further notice following a biting incident.




DNREC begins treatment of downstate public ponds for the aquatic weed hydrilla

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020

With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is treating downstate public ponds for the nuisance aquatic weed hydrilla.




Fees, passes required at state parks, wildlife areas starting Friday, May 8

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

DNREC will reinstate entry fees and park pass requirements at all State Parks and require a Conservation Access Pass to enter state wildlife areas, May 8.




DNREC state parks, wildlife area visitors must bring masks starting Friday

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Starting Friday those aged 13 or older are now required to bring a face mask with them to enter state parks, wildlife areas and reserves.







  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


Delaware’s 2019-20 Deer Harvest Sets Record High; Wild Turkey Harvest State’s 4th Highest Total

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Harvests from two of Delaware’s most popular hunting seasons – deer and wild turkey – reflect continued conservation management by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in making the state a successful destination for deer and turkey hunters. A record 16,969 deer harvested for the 2019/20 hunting season helps move management of the deer population to a level that provides quality hunting opportunities while also reducing deer conflicts with humans. The 643 wild turkeys harvested during the spring turkey season from April 11 to May 9 and during the April 4 youth/non-ambulatory disabled hunt produced the fourth-highest recorded harvest for the state.




Herring Point, beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park closed to surfing, swimming due to possible shark bite

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2020

DNREC officials have closed Herring Point to surfing and swimming Thursday afternoon until further notice following a biting incident.




DNREC begins treatment of downstate public ponds for the aquatic weed hydrilla

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020

With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is treating downstate public ponds for the nuisance aquatic weed hydrilla.




Fees, passes required at state parks, wildlife areas starting Friday, May 8

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

DNREC will reinstate entry fees and park pass requirements at all State Parks and require a Conservation Access Pass to enter state wildlife areas, May 8.




DNREC state parks, wildlife area visitors must bring masks starting Friday

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Starting Friday those aged 13 or older are now required to bring a face mask with them to enter state parks, wildlife areas and reserves.