A doe or female deer in a Delaware field DNREC photo

Several hunting seasons opening, continuing in December

Staff WriterCulture, Headlines

Several Delaware hunting and trapping seasons will open in December, including a special antlerless deer season. The antlerless deer season will open Dec. 10 and extend through Dec. 18, and multiple furbearer trapper seasons will open Dec. 1.  Duck, Canada goose, woodcock, snipe, and other hunting seasons also open during the month. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental …

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Hunters must now register stands, trail cams on state lands

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Hunters must now register temporary deer stands, ground blinds and trail cameras placed on state lands. Here’s a link to the registration form. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, or DNREC, said in a press release that the registration “will help wildlife area managers evaluate the increasing numbers and use of these hunting tools on state wildlife …

Delaware hunters harvest 15,000 deer, donate 100,000 meals

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware hunters harvested 15,383 deer during the 2021-2022 hunting season and donated 24,333 pounds of venison to charity. Although the harvest was 10.9% lower than the 2020-2021 record harvest of 17,265 deer, the venison donation marked a 15% increase year over year.  That resulted in the provision of more than 100,000 meals to individuals and families in need. The most …

Numerous hunting seasons to open in November

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

A white-tailed doe. Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service. Numerous hunting seasons will open in November. Included are the popular November deer shotgun season which will run from Friday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 21, as well as the firearms deer hunt available only to youth and non-ambulatory hunters on Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7.  Duck, …