Hunters are reminded to remove their portable deer stands from state wildlife areas by Monday, Feb. 15 now that Delaware’s 2020/2021 deer hunting seasons have closed. Any deer stands found on state wildlife areas after that date will become the property of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Wildlife area users are reminded that state wildlife area maps with updated regulations and access information for each wildlife area are available.
DOVER – Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. The council will discuss wildlife management activities on the Midlands Wildlife Area located in Sussex County, as well as upcoming statewide September hunting seasons and hunting opportunities on select state wildlife areas. For more information, including the meeting agenda, visit the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar at https://publicmeetings.delaware.gov/Meeting/56965.
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Aug. 28-Sept. 3 made 2,495 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters and the general public, including 349 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 54 citations.
New Conservation Access Pass for state wildlife areas going on sale July 1, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is launching Delaware’s new Conservation Access Pass July 1. Starting on that date, a Conservation Access Pass will be required for any registered motor vehicle used to access Division of Fish & Wildlife state wildlife areas for recreational activities such as birdwatching, wildlife photography, hiking and horseback riding, as well as hunting.