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Waterfowl hunters have a variety of opportunities to hunt on public lands in Delaware. The following areas have waterfowl hunting available.

C&D Canal, Reedy Island, and Nanticoke – First come-first served basis from blinds and blind sites. Jump shooting is available. Consult area maps for specific regulations.

Cedar Swamp (19 water blinds. 3 pond blinds, 10 pits);Woodland Beach (31 water blinds, 3 pits, 3 lake blinds); Little Creek – Ted Harvey (35 river and impoundment blinds); Assawoman (19 bay blinds); Prime Hook (25 blinds); Augustine/Appoquinimink (23 water blinds); and Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge/Kelley Island (20 river blinds). Blinds are issued on a daily lottery through checking stations on each area. Kelley Island and Prime Hook are open only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Milford Neck/Cedar Creek (16 sites). Piney Point (Assawoman) 5 sites. Areas open for first come-first served use from blinds only. Most sites have state built blinds that are not grassed. Some sites are open for the public to build blinds.

Little Creek, south on the Pickering Beach Road and north of the Mahon Road; Milford Neck – open for “jump” shooting.

Maps are available for all areas that show boundary lines, blind locations, and launch ramps. Special rules that pertain are listed.

Waterfowl blinds for the non-ambulatory disabled hunters are available at Cedar Swamp, Assawoman, Woodland Beach, Little Creek and Ted Harvey Areas.


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