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Message from the Director

How does the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s guiding slogan We Bring You Delaware’s Great Outdoors through Science and Service result in a successful and enjoyable hunting or trapping trip?

We Bring You Delaware’s Great Outdoors involves your Division of Fish and Wildlife working for you to provide opportunities for successful hunting and trapping experiences in Delaware’s scenic and varied outdoor destinations. The division manages a variety of wildlife species and populations to provide you quality hunting and trapping opportunities. We provide public hunting access at 16 Wildlife Areas, encompassing nearly 57,000 acres throughout the state, that contain a variety of wildlife habitats and hunter access facilities, as well as trapping opportunities.

Science defines and guides how we approach wildlife population management. Wildlife science involves population surveys and scientific studies to manage wildlife populations at sustainable levels through game bag limits and hunting and trapping seasons for the benefit of current and future hunters and trappers.

Service defines and guides our commitment to you as our hunter and trapper customer. Our services include managing wildlife populations and providing public Wildlife Areas, hunter education and hunting and trapping license sales. Hunting and trapping license sales generate the funds needed to fund these services that provide you a quality hunting experience in Delaware’s great outdoors.

I hope to see you in the great outdoors and wish you a memorable, safe and productive hunting and trapping season…

David E. Saveikis – Director

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