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  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


DNREC Sinks Ex-Navy and Army Freighter Turned Fishing Fleet Boat Reedville onto Delaware’s Artificial Reef System

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

DNREC continued to broaden the recreational allure of Delaware’s renowned artificial reef system today by sinking the Reedville, originally a World War II and Korean Conflict-era coastal freighter and supply ship at a reef site 16 miles offshore and with readings of *38 40.423’N 74* 44.295’ W at a depth of 87 feet. The Reedville was converted to a commercial fishing vessel after military decommissioning and has found another new life starting at 12:18 EDT as fish habitat on the ocean floor through DNREC’s artificial reef program.




DNREC’s Basic Hunter Education Course Only Available Online and at No Cost

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2020

Basic Hunter Education Course Field Day Participation (Photo: DNREC)   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the classroom portion of the Basic Hunter Education Course will only be available online and at no cost to participants. After completing the online course, participants will attend a free, in-person field day for an abbreviated two hours where COVID-19 safety […]




DNREC Asking the Public to Report Sightings of Wild Turkeys During July and August

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

DNREC is looking for volunteers to help with its annual wild turkey productivity survey during July and August.




Conservation Project Cleans Indian River and Expands Wildlife Area

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Center for the Inland Bays has partnered with DNREC to permanently protect and restore 52 acres of highly-valuable forests and wetlands.




DNREC Natural Resources Police Make Arrests in Wildlife Animal Cruelty Case

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested Richard Bunting, 20, of Frankford on July 9 and two juveniles on July 13 and charged them with multiple deer poaching and with felony charges, following an investigation into a reported wildlife animal cruelty incident that occurred July 8 in the Hudson Road area near Gumboro.







  Category: Division of Fish and Wildlife


DNREC Sinks Ex-Navy and Army Freighter Turned Fishing Fleet Boat Reedville onto Delaware’s Artificial Reef System

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

DNREC continued to broaden the recreational allure of Delaware’s renowned artificial reef system today by sinking the Reedville, originally a World War II and Korean Conflict-era coastal freighter and supply ship at a reef site 16 miles offshore and with readings of *38 40.423’N 74* 44.295’ W at a depth of 87 feet. The Reedville was converted to a commercial fishing vessel after military decommissioning and has found another new life starting at 12:18 EDT as fish habitat on the ocean floor through DNREC’s artificial reef program.




DNREC’s Basic Hunter Education Course Only Available Online and at No Cost

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2020

Basic Hunter Education Course Field Day Participation (Photo: DNREC)   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the classroom portion of the Basic Hunter Education Course will only be available online and at no cost to participants. After completing the online course, participants will attend a free, in-person field day for an abbreviated two hours where COVID-19 safety […]




DNREC Asking the Public to Report Sightings of Wild Turkeys During July and August

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

DNREC is looking for volunteers to help with its annual wild turkey productivity survey during July and August.




Conservation Project Cleans Indian River and Expands Wildlife Area

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Center for the Inland Bays has partnered with DNREC to permanently protect and restore 52 acres of highly-valuable forests and wetlands.




DNREC Natural Resources Police Make Arrests in Wildlife Animal Cruelty Case

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested Richard Bunting, 20, of Frankford on July 9 and two juveniles on July 13 and charged them with multiple deer poaching and with felony charges, following an investigation into a reported wildlife animal cruelty incident that occurred July 8 in the Hudson Road area near Gumboro.