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Fancy a low-digit Delaware hunting license? Enter State Fair raffle

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A 1913 low number Delaware resident “hunter’s license.” Chances to win a three-digit hunting tag  will be given away to anyone buying their 2023/2024 Delaware resident license at DNREC’s fair buildilng. Photo from DNREC archives

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  will give away a low digit hunting license during its first-ever hunting license raffle.

A raffle ticket will be given to any Delaware resident hunter who buys a 2023/2024 license at the DNREC Building at the Delaware State Fair between opening day, Thursday, June 20, and noon July 27.

The winner’s name for Delaware hunting license 000232 will be drawn by Gov. John Carney during the afternoon of July 27. Hunters are not required to be present to win.

The low number license cannot be used for the 2023/2024 hunting season, but will be activated when the winner buys a 2024/2025 Delaware hunting license next year.

License number 000232 will remain valid for as long as the holder renews it, an annual requirement for retaining the low number Delaware resident hunting licenses.

Delaware hunting licenses numbered between 000001-001200 are available only to Delaware residents, a DNREC press release said.

In the past, low number hunting licenses – which generated great interest amongst Delaware hunters as do low number license plates for First State motorists and low number surf tags for anglers auctioned off each year by the DNREC Division of Parks and recreation – were drawn by lottery. That tradition was discontinued during the previous decade.

The state fair raffle for a low number license is expected to spark interest in reviving the low number license lottery, DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Director Pat Emory said.

The DNREC Recreational License Office will operate throughout the fair, selling both resident and non-resident hunting licenses, resident and non-resident fishing licenses, and Conservation Access Passes required for wildlife watching and other outdoor pursuits on DNREC’s wildlife areas.

The office also will renew low number hunting licenses and trapping licenses that were purchased for previous seasons.

For more information, go to de.gov/huntinglicense or call the DNREC Recreational License Office at 302-739-9918.


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