Second Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day Set for Dec. 3 in Delaware
This Saturday, Dec. 3, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced the season’s second statewide waterfowl hunting day for youth hunters ages 10 to 15 on both public and private lands. To encourage youth hunting, the Division also is waiving blind fees for youth using Division-owned waterfowl blinds.
State Wildlife Areas require a lottery drawing for available waterfowl blinds. Drawings are held 1.5 hours before legal shooting time, except for Little Creek Wildlife Area, where the drawing is 2 hours before legal shooting time. Participating hunters should plan to arrive in time to sign up before the drawing.
Youth hunters must be accompanied by a licensed or exempt adult hunter age 21 or older. Hunters age 13 to 15 must purchase a Delaware junior hunting license. No state or federal stamps are required for youth hunters. Normal limits and duck hunting regulations apply. Snow geese may be taken, and two Canada geese may be taken. Adults may not hunt ducks or Canada geese, but may hunt snow geese.
For more information, call 302-739-9912 or check the 2011-2012 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide, available at hunting license dealers statewide or online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw.
The Division of Fish and Wildlife also would like to remind hunters headed out on Saturday to take their cameras, as the youth hunting day is a great opportunity for taking photos to be entered in the Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. Sponsored by the Division as part of the celebration of 100 years of fish and wildlife conservation in Delaware, the contest is seeking photos of young Delaware hunters, with the winner to be published in next year’s Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide.
Deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 16. Information and entry forms are available on the Division’s website at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw , the Fish and Wildlife Facebook page (search Delaware Fish & Wildlife) or requested by calling Amanda Belford at 302-739-9911, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.