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Essential NEWS AND REMINDERS FOR THE 2017/2018 HUNTING/Trapping SEASON

HUNTING LICENSE STRUCTURE AND FEES

House Bill 401 has been adopted into law to increase fees for most hunting and trapping licenses, permits, tags and stamps to provide additional revenues to restore and enhance wildlife program services and prevent further program service reductions.

NEW! CONSERVATION ACCESS PASS

All registered motor vehicles used to access State Wildlife Areas must have a Conservation Access Pass. A Pass will be issued free to hunters, if requested, with the purchase of a hunting license.

Feral Swine Regulations

  • It shall be unlawful to release swine (pigs) into the wild, charge a fee for the purpose of killing swine, or shoot swine without first obtaining a permit from the Division.

FALCONRY SEASONS (HUNTING WITH THE AID OF A FALCON)

  • For falconry season dates and bag limits, please contact the Division of Fish & Wildlife at (302) 735-3600.

Hunter/Trapper Registration System

  • Hunters and trappers that need to register a harvested deer or obtain a HIP Number, License Exempt Number (LEN), or Snow Goose Conservation Order Permit Number may do so by visiting www.dnrec.delaware.gov/delhunt or by calling the toll free number 1-855-DEL-HUNT (1-855-335-4868). Note that the Snow Goose Conservation Order Permit is only available through the web site. If you have problems with these systems, call (302) 735-3600 during normal business hours (8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.) Monday – Friday.

License Exempt Hunters

  • Hunters and trappers that are license exempt are required to obtain an annual License Exempt Number (LEN) at no cost.

SUNDAY DEER HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES

POTENTIAL REGULATION CHANGES

At the time of printing the Division of Fish & Wildlife was considering changes to regulations that would impact hunting, trapping, and rules concerning the use of State Wildlife Areas. Please check the Division’s website prior to the hunting and trapping seasons to determine the outcome of these proposed changes. www.de.gov/fw