Delaware Hunting News

Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Seeks Suspect in Turkey Case

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents are seeking a suspect who, according to witnesses, fired a gun from inside a vehicle across a public roadway and illegally took a wild turkey.

Delaware DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Still Accepting Applications for 2012 Low-number Hunting License Lottery on June 5

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is still accepting applications for its annual low-number hunting license lottery. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 in the auditorium at DNREC’s main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building in Dover, the Division will conduct the lottery drawing to issue 25 available low-number Delaware resident hunting licenses with numbers less than 1,000.

Georgetown, Delaware Man Catches –Then Releases Alive – A New State Record Largemouth Bass

When James D. Hitchens of Georgetown set out yesterday for his favorite Sussex County fishing hole, he planned to catch largemouth bass, baiting his line with a live shiner minnow. However, he didn’t expect to set a new state record with the big bass that took his bait. “I’ve never had one over eight pounds,” Hitchens said. “So I was hoping for over eight pounds.”

Upcoming ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ Days Announced by Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife

First event to be held on March 24 at White Clay Creek State Park 

Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying their hand at landing a fish? Through the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Take a Kid Fishing! program, you’ll have your choice of five upcoming dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and cast a line.

Delaware’s 2011-12 Deer Harvest Down Slightly from Last Season

Delaware hunters harvested 13,559 deer during the 2011-12 season, a 4.4 percent drop from the previous season’s 14,183, but well within the harvest totals for the past five years, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today.

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Reminder: Keeping Deer as ‘Pets’ Isn’t Just a Bad Idea – It’s Also Illegal

In the past week, the Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section has responded to three separate incidents in which white-tailed deer were either kept as pets illegally or raised by people and then released to roam free. In each of these instances, the animals were living in the wild but had lost their natural wariness of humans and would readily approach them looking for food. Two of these incidents involved minor injuries to a neighbor, one of whom was a child.

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Announces Fishing and Hunting Photo Contest Winners

The judges’ decisions are in: the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s first fishing and hunting photo contests each have first and second place winners and three honorable mentions.

Delaware DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Jan. 11-18

Reminder for the week: Hunters required to tag deer in field

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 issued 15 citations between Jan. 11 and Jan. 18 and responded to reports of gunshots, injured animals and trespassing.

First Invasive Nutria Population Since 2002 Confirmed in Delaware

Following on a lead from an alert fur buyer, biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s APHIS Wildlife Services have confirmed the presence of an invasive nutria population on a pond near the town of Marydel, Delaware in the west central part of the state.

Delaware Man, Woman Arrested and Charged with Illegal Hunting, Possession of Firearms and Unlawfully Shot Game

A Middletown woman and a Wilmington man were arrested in southern New Castle County Wednesday and charged with numerous violations of Delaware hunting regulations after a tip to Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement officers from a concerned citizen.