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Hunting at Bombay Hook & Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges

Stretched along the eastern coastline of Delaware near Milton and Smyrna and covering 26,000 acres, the Bombay Hook & Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges provide habitat for a diversity of wildlife.

Game species are sought after by avid hunters on both refuges. Hunting, which is identified by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 as one of the six wildlife-dependent recreational uses on refuges, is an important part of Delaware’s heritage and tradition. Public hunting opportunities are available for deer, upland game & webless migratory birds, and waterfowl on both refuges. A complete listing of hunting information and regulations can be accessed for Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge at or (302) 653-9345 and for Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge at or (302) 684-8419.

Prime Hook and Bombay Hook have a long standing history of partnering with the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife. A few of the many examples of these conservation highlights include endangered species management, enhancing hunter education & hunting opportunities, improving wildlife habitat, and promoting outreach and environmental education.

Rules for Delaware State Park Lands

(Administered by Division of Parks and Recreation)

A State Park Registration fee ($10) is required to hunt on State Park lands. Register at any State Park available for hunting. Your registration is good for all State Parks for the 2013-14 seasons. Include your E-mail address on the registration for Special Hunt opportunities. *Note that the F&W Wildlife Area Deer Stand/Waterfowl Blind Lottery Permit is only accepted at Brandywine Creek and Ft. DuPont, not other parks.  State Park Rules are generally more restrictive than on State Wildlife Areas. You can obtain the rules and maps specific to the Park you intend to hunt at ; or by calling (302)739-9220.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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