Fish & Wildlife Directory
State of Delaware
John C. Carney
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Shawn M. Garvin
Division of Fish and Wildlife
David E. Saveikis
Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish:
Edward A. Montague, Chair
Garrett L. Grier, Jr., Vice Chair
J. Neal Dukes
Nathan R. Hudson
Joe C. Johnson
Stephen M. Kendus
Dale R. Scuse
F. Thomas Unruh
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
Main Office – Richardson and Robbins Building,
89 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901
Open 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. – Mon. thru Fri.
except on Holidays
Wildlife Management Section – 302-739-9912
Wildlife Regional Offices
Region 1 - Augustine WA,
New Castle County - 302-834-8433
Region 2 - Norman G. Wilder WA,
Kent County - 302-284-4795
Region 3 - Assawoman WA,
Sussex County - 302-539-3160
Species Conservation and Research Program – 302-735-3600 x 2
Wildlife Lottery/Check Stations
Little Creek - 302-739-4610
Cedar Swamp - 302-653-8080
Woodland Beach - 302-653-4802
Augustine - 302-836-7294
Assawoman - 302-539-3160
Hunter Education – 302-735-3600 x 1
Ommelanden Range – 302-323-5333
Recreational Licensing Section
License information for fishing, hunting, trapping, Conservation Access Pass, and Charter/Head Boats - 302-739-9918
Boat Registration, Boat Ramp Certificates and Commercial Fisheries Information - 302-739-9916
Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police
Natural Resources Police
24 Hr. Dispatch - .1-800-523-3336
Main Office - 302-739-9913
Office of Boating Safety
and Education - 302-739-9915
New Castle County - 302-836-4682
Kent County - 302-739-6139
Sussex County - 302-855-1901
Operation Game Theft – 1-800-292-3030
Federal Wildlife Information–U.S. Department of the Interior
Enforcement U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office,
70 Sarah Circle, Suite F Camden, DE 19934 - 302-697-1612
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, near Smyrna - 302-653-9345
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, near Milton - 302-684-8419
Delaware Bayshore Initiative
Rich Natural Resources
The Delaware Bayshore is recognized as an area of global ecological significance for its expansive coastal habitats and abundant wildlife and fish found throughout the region. The wild and scenic beauty of the area draws people to the Bayshore for recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, birding, boating, kayaking and other forms of ecotourism.
Delaware Bayshore Initiative
The Delaware Bayshore Initiative is geared toward conserving the area’s natural lands and waters, while also preserving the agricultural and maritime character of the landscape. The Initiative seeks to encourage Delawareans and visitors to pursue outdoor adventures along the Bayshore by enhancing access and outdoor recreation opportunities on public lands while protecting sensitive species and habitats. The Initiative is also working to strengthen the area’s towns and communities by encouraging local economic development, improving visitor facilities and promoting volunteerism and environmental education.
Bayshore Facility Enhancement Projects
- Augustine WA – New Access Road Construction for Selby and Shilling Tracts along Thousand Acre Marsh
- Ted Harvey CA – Access Road Stabilization and Improvements
Bayshore Restoration Projects
- Augustine WA – Selby and Shilling Tract Meadow Restoration and Reforestation
- Augustine Creek – Water Control Structure Condition Evaluation and Restoration Alternatives
Bayshore Recreation Projects
- Aquatic Resources Education Center – New Canoe/Kayak Launch Area for Pond Fishing Access
- Ted Harvey CA – Planning for Two New Wildlife Observation Platforms
- Milford Neck WA – Planning for a Short Interpretive Trail and Wildlife Observation Area
Operation Game Theft Information
What is “Operation Game Theft”?
The Operation Game Theft Fund was established by the 130th General Assembly to assist in the apprehension and conviction of game law violators. The fund is comprised of all the fines levied for violation of game laws in this state and donations. The Legislature delegated the authority to the Division of Fish and Wildlife to designate offenses for which rewards will be paid and the amount of the reward.
What types of offenses are covered under the O.G.T. Program?
Up to $1,000.00 can be rewarded for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person(s) involved in:
Class 1 – Reward up to $1,000.00
- Commercialization of Wildlife.
- Killing of an endangered/threatened species.
Class 2 – Reward up to $500.00
- Over limit of black ducks, canvasbacks, turkeys or Canada geese.
- Poisoning wildlife.
- Interstate transportation of illegally taken wildlife.
- Gross over limits of wildlife.
- Illegally hunting or trapping on a state game refuge.
- Hunting/Trapping out of season.
- Possessing, tending or setting killer traps with a jaw spread in excess of 5 inches.
- Illegally hunting at night.
Class 3 – Reward: up to $100.00
- Hunting with an illegal type of weapon.
- Hunting from a motor vehicle.
Note: An additional $100 reward will be given by the Delaware Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone illegally killing a wild turkey in Delaware.
How do I get paid?
You will be paid in cash by the agent to whom you gave your name.
Will my identity be confidential?
Will I get paid for any information that I provide?
No. Only information which leads to the arrest and conviction of a violator. (Specific offenses covered)
To report game law violations call: