Delaware 2011 Spring Turkey Check Stations Set

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The 2011 Delaware spring turkey hunting season opens Saturday, April 9 and runs through Saturday, May 7. Hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. Hunters are reminded that all birds taken must be checked by 2:30 p.m. on the day of the hunt at an authorized turkey check station.

Prior to the regular season opener, youth ages 10-15 and non-ambulatory disabled hunters will have a special one-day hunt opportunity on Saturday, April 2 on private lands statewide. Young hunters must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older.

Check stations for 2011 will be available at the following locations:

New Castle County

  • Ommelanden Hunter Education Center
    Route 9, River Road, just north of Federal Lane, New Castle
    Hours: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday

Kent County

  • Woodland Beach Wildlife Check Station
    Route 9, 4876 Hay Point Landing Road, just north of intersection with Route 6
    Hours: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday
  • Little Creek Wildlife Area Check Station
    Route 9, Bayside Drive just south of the town of Little Creek
    Hours: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday
  • LP Sports Center
    1 East Street, Spartan Plaza, Harrington
    Hours: 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday
  • Williamsville Store
    3544 Williamsville Road, at intersection of Deep Grass Lane, Houston
    Hours: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday

Sussex County

  • Wildlife Recreations
    2722 Tharp Road, Seaford
    Hours: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday
  • Rattle and Reel Sporting Center
    Leisure Retail Center, Longneck Road, Longneck
    Hours: 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday
  • Hook'em &Cook'em
    3 York Beach Mall, Route 1, South Bethany Beach
    Hours: 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday
  • Nanticoke Wildlife Area Headquarters
    4871 Old Sharptown Road, Laurel
    302-381-9842 or 302-650-8449, Monday – Friday
    On Saturday, call number posted on office door
    Hours: 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday

For more information, please call Ken Reynolds, Wildlife Section, at 302-735-3600, or visit


hunter25's picture

I'm not sure how many turkeys

I'm not sure how many turkeys or turkey hunters the state of Delaware has but I was surprised to see a mandatory check in of your harvest. Most states don't even require it for deer any more. Although it is a pain to do this I believe it is a far more effective way to track harvest and other data for future management. Most harvest data in many states is just a few surveys or estimates and in my opinion not very accurate. When I see a state doing this it at least appears that they are very serious about their management programs.