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  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife accepting applications for 2013-2014 low-number hunting license lottery on June 4

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013

DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is continuing to accept applications from Delaware residents for its annual low-number hunting license lottery. The Division of Fish & Wildlife will conduct the lottery drawing for 20 available low-number Delaware hunting licenses with numbers under 1,000 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.




2013 Mosquito Control season begins this week with spraying wooded wetlands

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Weather permitting, DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section has started its annual spring woodland-pool spraying this week, treating wooded wetlands for control of immature (larval) mosquitoes near populated areas in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. Approximately 5,000 to 8,000 acres with woodland pools where early season mosquitoes breed in quantity will be strategically larvicided by helicopter, and possibly fixed-wing aircraft.




DNREC’s Sportsmen Against Hunger program distributes nearly 19,000 pounds of venison to Delawareans in need

Department of Correction | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013

During the 2012-2013 deer season, hunters donated 18,761 pounds of venison from 708 deer to the Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger Program. DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife staff is working to distribute the frozen ground venison to more than 30 charitable organizations and food pantries throughout the state to provide meals for needy Delawareans.




Anglers reminded that harvesting river herring is prohibited

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013

DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds recreational anglers and commercial watermen that harvest or possession of river herring, a popular baitfish, is illegal in Delaware. Anglers must have a valid receipt from a state or jurisdiction where harvest is still permitted to possess river herring.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 20-27; Reminder for the week: Life jackets, cold water precautions recommended for spring boating safety

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013

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, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents made 597 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters and the general public, including 12 boating safety checks, in which all but one vessel operator was found to be in compliance.







  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife accepting applications for 2013-2014 low-number hunting license lottery on June 4

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013

DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is continuing to accept applications from Delaware residents for its annual low-number hunting license lottery. The Division of Fish & Wildlife will conduct the lottery drawing for 20 available low-number Delaware hunting licenses with numbers under 1,000 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.




2013 Mosquito Control season begins this week with spraying wooded wetlands

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Weather permitting, DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section has started its annual spring woodland-pool spraying this week, treating wooded wetlands for control of immature (larval) mosquitoes near populated areas in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. Approximately 5,000 to 8,000 acres with woodland pools where early season mosquitoes breed in quantity will be strategically larvicided by helicopter, and possibly fixed-wing aircraft.




DNREC’s Sportsmen Against Hunger program distributes nearly 19,000 pounds of venison to Delawareans in need

Department of Correction | Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013

During the 2012-2013 deer season, hunters donated 18,761 pounds of venison from 708 deer to the Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger Program. DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife staff is working to distribute the frozen ground venison to more than 30 charitable organizations and food pantries throughout the state to provide meals for needy Delawareans.




Anglers reminded that harvesting river herring is prohibited

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013

DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds recreational anglers and commercial watermen that harvest or possession of river herring, a popular baitfish, is illegal in Delaware. Anglers must have a valid receipt from a state or jurisdiction where harvest is still permitted to possess river herring.




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: March 20-27; Reminder for the week: Life jackets, cold water precautions recommended for spring boating safety

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013

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, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents made 597 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters and the general public, including 12 boating safety checks, in which all but one vessel operator was found to be in compliance.