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Essential News & Reminders

Essential NEWS AND REMINDERS FOR THE 2016/2017 HUNTING/Trapping SEASON

GRAY FOX TRAPPING RESTRICTIONS

  • New gray fox harvest restrictions and reporting requirements.

HUNTING LICENSE STRUCTURE AND FEES

  • Delaware hunting license structure and fees may be subject to change. Please stay current by consulting www.fw.delaware.gov or (302) 739-9918.

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.

SNOW GEESE

  • Conservation Order: The snow goose Conservation Order is expected to reopen during the winter and spring of 2017 after other waterfowl hunting is closed.

POSSIBLE SUNDAY DEER HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES

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