DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between April 22-28 made 2,448 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters, and the general public.
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2018/19 deer hunting harvest ranks as state’s 2nd all-time highest
DOVER – Hunters in Delaware harvested 14,883 deer during the 2018/19 hunting season, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today – the sixth year in a row that the state’s white-tailed deer harvest has exceeded 14,000 deer. This season’s harvest ranked as the second highest in Delaware’s history, exceeded only by last year’s (2017/18) harvest of 15,304 deer. Inclement weather limited the deer harvest during this past season’s opening weekend of the popular November deer shotgun season, which likely reduced the overall annual harvest.
DOVER – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between April 15-21 made 2,569 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 23 citations. Officers responded to 55 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. A Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail.
Between April 8-14, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers made 2,451 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public.
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrest two men for multiple turkey poaching and other violations
An investigation into turkey poaching led to the April 12 arrest of two Delaware men for multiple violations that occurred near Farmington in Kent County.