Hunters are reminded to remove their portable deer stands from state wildlife areas by Monday, Feb. 15 now that Delaware’s 2020/2021 deer hunting seasons have closed. Any deer stands found on state wildlife areas after that date will become the property of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Hunters can temporarily set up portable deer stands on state wildlife areas each year starting Aug. 1 and must remove the stands when all deer seasons have closed. Placement of a temporary deer stand on a state wildlife area does not provide exclusive rights for a hunter to hunt from that stand. Under state wildlife area rules, portable deer stands cannot be nailed or bolted to a tree and hunters are prohibited from cutting any vegetation or branches to hang a stand or clear shooting paths.
For more information, please contact the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Wildlife Section at 302-739-9912.