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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

Raymond F. Burris

J. Neal Dukes

Nathan R. Hudson

Joe C. Johnson

Stephen M. Kendus

Dale R. Scuse

F. Thomas Unruh

State and Federal law prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion and/or disability. Complaints or inquiries should be directed to: Human Resource Office, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

This summary is for the convenience of the hunters and trappers and is not intended to cover all hunting laws and regulations. When federal and state laws conflict, the law which is more restrictive governs. For the actual wording of the Wildlife Statutes and Regulations, please visit:

Title 7, Delaware Code:

DNREC Administrative Code:


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

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 Boats302-739-9918

Boat Registration, Boat Ramp Certificates and Commercial Fisheries Information302-739-9916

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police

Natural Resources Police 24 Hr. Dispatch.1-800-523-3336

Main Office302-739-9913

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 19934302-697-1612

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, near Smyrna 302-653-9345

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, near Milton 302-684-8419