Delaware DFW Extends Rabbit Season

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The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the rabbit hunting season has been extended by approximately two weeks to Saturday, Feb. 27. This extension comes as the result of a new regulation that will end Delaware's rabbit season each year on the last day of February or the last Saturday of the February if the month ends on a Sunday.

"With deer hunting seasons expanding in recent years, rabbit hunters have lost opportunities to pursue their sport. Some public lands are closed to rabbit hunters during deer seasons and some private lands have also become unavailable due to conflicts with deer hunting," said Division Director Patrick Emory. "This season extension will bring back some of the rabbit hunting opportunities lost in recent years."

For more information, please contact Ken Reynolds, Wildlife Section, at 302-735-3600.