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  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


DNREC announces changes to operations in response to COVID-19

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

DNREC continues to focus on taking a proactive and preventative approach to keep communities and employees safe in the midst of the coronavirus.




Dover man arrested on poaching and criminal charges

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020

DOVER, Del. – A Dover man was arrested March 3 on multiple poaching and criminal charges following an investigation by DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police. On Feb. 15, a Fish & Wildlife officer responded to a complaint near Smyrna regarding a shot fired from a pickup truck toward hunters who were in a field amidst snow goose decoys. The vehicle from which the shot was fired was seen later driving through and making ruts in the field occupied by the goose hunters.

Ryan Permelia, 28, was charged with one count each of hunting from a motor vehicle, hunting snow goose without required conservation order season permit, possession of prohibited lead shot while hunting migratory waterfowl, carrying an unlawfully loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, reckless endangering first degree, criminal mischief under $1,000, and criminal trespass third degree. Permelia was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on his own recognizance, pending a future court appearance in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.




Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter March 2-8

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020

To help achieve public compliance with laws and regulations, officers from March 2-8 made 1,351 public contacts and responded to 49 complaints.




Mosquito Control Section spraying to start in spring woodland pools

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020

DOVER, Del. – The Mosquito Control Section within DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife this weekend will launch its annual campaign to protect Delawareans and First State visitors from biting mosquitoes. The Mosquito Control Section’s first “Fight the Bite” mission for 2020 is the spraying of spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature mosquitoes starting Saturday, March 14, weather permitting. Spring spraying will begin in southern Sussex County and expand into Kent and New Castle counties over the next several weeks.




2020 Delaware Fishing Guide available now

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Anglers eager to learn what fish are available to catch within or offshore Delaware, including size and quantity possession limits, will welcome the 2020 Delaware Fishing Guide. The new fishing guide is free from DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife online, at licensing agents statewide, and at DNREC’s license office at 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.







  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


DNREC announces changes to operations in response to COVID-19

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

DNREC continues to focus on taking a proactive and preventative approach to keep communities and employees safe in the midst of the coronavirus.




Dover man arrested on poaching and criminal charges

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020

DOVER, Del. – A Dover man was arrested March 3 on multiple poaching and criminal charges following an investigation by DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police. On Feb. 15, a Fish & Wildlife officer responded to a complaint near Smyrna regarding a shot fired from a pickup truck toward hunters who were in a field amidst snow goose decoys. The vehicle from which the shot was fired was seen later driving through and making ruts in the field occupied by the goose hunters.

Ryan Permelia, 28, was charged with one count each of hunting from a motor vehicle, hunting snow goose without required conservation order season permit, possession of prohibited lead shot while hunting migratory waterfowl, carrying an unlawfully loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, reckless endangering first degree, criminal mischief under $1,000, and criminal trespass third degree. Permelia was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on his own recognizance, pending a future court appearance in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.




Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter March 2-8

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020

To help achieve public compliance with laws and regulations, officers from March 2-8 made 1,351 public contacts and responded to 49 complaints.




Mosquito Control Section spraying to start in spring woodland pools

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020

DOVER, Del. – The Mosquito Control Section within DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife this weekend will launch its annual campaign to protect Delawareans and First State visitors from biting mosquitoes. The Mosquito Control Section’s first “Fight the Bite” mission for 2020 is the spraying of spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature mosquitoes starting Saturday, March 14, weather permitting. Spring spraying will begin in southern Sussex County and expand into Kent and New Castle counties over the next several weeks.




2020 Delaware Fishing Guide available now

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Anglers eager to learn what fish are available to catch within or offshore Delaware, including size and quantity possession limits, will welcome the 2020 Delaware Fishing Guide. The new fishing guide is free from DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife online, at licensing agents statewide, and at DNREC’s license office at 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.