Delaware Sunday deer hunting participation and harvest increasing

DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters of the two remaining Sunday deer hunting opportunities for the 2016/2017 hunting season. Deer hunting participation and harvest on those Sundays open to deer hunting continue to increase statewide and on Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas open to Sunday deer hunting, according to Director David Saveikis. Hunters have registered 900 harvested deer statewide during the first three of this hunting season’s five Sunday deer hunting days.

Only deer can be hunted on the following Sundays that occur during the remaining respective deer hunting seasons:

Dec. 11 – special antlerless season
Jan. 15, 2017 – shotgun season

Deer can be hunted on the Sundays listed above during the regular deer hunting hours of one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset on private lands with landowner permission and on Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas open to Sunday deer hunting.

All Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas are open for Sunday deer hunting on the above dates and times, with some portions of the following wildlife areas closed to Sunday deer hunting (see maps on the Sunday deer hunting webpage):

New Castle County

· Augustine Wildlife Area, near Port Penn

· C&D Canal Conservation Area, near St. Georges

Kent County

Little Creek Wildlife Area, east of Dover
Ted Harvey Conservation Area, southeast of Dover
Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area, near Felton

Sussex County

Assawoman Wildlife Area, near Millville
Nanticoke Wildlife Area, Seaford/Bethel area
Milford Neck Wildlife Area, near Milford

All DNREC’s Delaware State Parks lands are CLOSED to Sunday deer hunting.

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, please call the Wildlife Section office at 302-739-9912 or visit the Sunday deer hunting webpage.

For more information on the 2016/2017 hunting seasons and Division of Fish & Wildlife-managed wildlife areas, please consult 2016-2017 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide and Delaware Wildlife Area Maps. Printed copies of the guide and maps are available at DNREC’s licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. The guide is also available from license agents throughout the state.