The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to drain a popular fishing pond near Delaware City.

Plan to drain Delaware City pond upsets sportsmen’s group

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

A pond just outside Delaware City is scheduled to be drained and eventually filled with dredging spoils, eliminating a popular spot for fishers and hunters. The Delaware State Sportsmen‚Äôs Association says that people learned about the plan in June from a handwritten cardboard sign stating: ‚ÄúAttention: area will be in the process of being dewatered/drained within the next few weeks. …

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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Multiple hunting seasons to open in November

Staff WriterCulture, Headlines

Next month‚Äôs general firearm deer season, commonly known as the ‚ÄúNovember shotgun season,‚ÄĚ will be open from Nov. 11 through Nov. 20. That‚Äôs just one of many hunting seasons set to open next month, along with the special deer hunt open only to youth and non-ambulatory hunters on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 6. Duck, Canada goose, and other …

A doe or female deer in a Delaware field DNREC photo

Multiple hunting seasons to open in October

Staff WriterCulture, Headlines

Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in October, including various deer firearm seasons, duck, snow goose and other migratory game birds ‚Äď as well as the one-day youth-only waterfowl hunt. The youth-only waterfowl hunt will occur on Saturday, Oct. 15, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday.¬† Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays …

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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 …

Wild turkey season to kick off with one-day hunt for kids, disabled hunters

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

This year‚Äôs wild turkey hunting season will feature a soft opening on Saturday, April 2 followed by the opening of the regular season on Saturday, April 9.¬† The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Friday that the season will open with a one-day turkey hunt for non-ambulatory hunters and children ages 10 through 15. Delaware‚Äôs wild turkey …

Hunting opportunities still available as season nears end

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

The Snow Goose Conservation Order aims to help reduce the large snow goose population that is damaging the species‚Äô Arctic nesting grounds, as well as wetlands and agricultural lands on their migration routes and overwintering areas/Getty Images A wide variety of hunting opportunities are available in February, including the opening of the Snow Goose Conservation Order that begins Tuesday, Feb. …

Additional hunting, trapping seasons to open in December

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Waterfowl hunters await as ducks are called into their decoy spread. US Fish and Wildlife Service photo. Delaware’s third duck hunting season segment will run from Friday, Dec. 10 through Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 and the second Canada goose hunting season segment will run from Friday, Dec. 24 through Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, DNREC¬†announced today. December will also bring the …

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, …