Delaware Announces Sunday Deer Hunting Opportunities
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife this week announced five upcoming Sunday deer hunting opportunities for the 2016/2017 hunting season.
According to the Division of Fish & Wildlife, a recent change in state law allows for hunting deer on Sunday, no other game, with deer hunting to be allowed on selected public lands on the following Sunday dates:
· Oct. 9
· Nov. 13
· Nov. 20
· Dec. 11
· Jan. 15, 2017
Sunday deer hunting is also allowed on private lands in Delaware on the same dates, with landowner permission required.
After consideration of public input and recommendations of the Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish, the Division Fish & Wildlife announced that selected tracts on 80 percent of Delaware’s state wildlife areas will be open for deer hunting on the dates above. To learn which wildlife area tracts are open for Sunday deer hunting, and for more details about Sunday deer hunting opportunities in Delaware, including county overview maps of the wildlife areas, visit the Fish & Wildlife website.
State wildlife areas and public lands that have selected tracts OPEN to Sunday deer hunting, but other tracts that are CLOSED to Sunday deer hunting on the dates above are:
New Castle County
· Augustine Wildlife Area, near Port Penn
· C&D Canal Conservation Area, near St. Georges
· DNERR – Blackbird Creek Reserve, near Townsend
· Little Creek Wildlife Area, east of Dover
· Ted Harvey Conservation Area, southeast of Dover
· Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area, near Felton
· Assawoman Wildlife Area, near Millville
· Nanticoke Wildlife Area, Seaford/Bethel area
· Milford Neck Wildlife Area
Deer can be hunted on selected public lands open to Sunday deer hunting during Delaware’s regular hunting hours of one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. All DNREC’s Delaware State Parks lands are CLOSED to Sunday deer hunting. Hunting on private property always requires landowner permission.
For more information on Sunday deer hunting, or to request printed copies of wildlife area maps showing areas open and closed to Sunday deer hunting, call the Wildlife Section office at (302) 739-9912.