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Public Deer Hunting

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Shotgun hunting is available by permit only for:

  • White Clay Creek State Park
  • Fort DuPont State Park
  • Blackbird State Forest
  • Ennis Tract at Woodland Beach
  • Cedar Swamp
  • Ted Harvey-Logan Lane
  • Buckaloo Tracts
  • Augustine
  • Assawoman State Wildlife Areas

Except for Brandywine Creek State Park, the above areas will utilize a daily lottery. Elevated stands are provided for each permittee. Deer hunting at Lums Pond State Park is by permit only and hunters should contact the Lums Pond office for details at (302) 368-6989.

Deer hunting is also available at many other state wildlife areas without a permit. Check area maps for details of specific rules regarding types of hunting available.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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