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State of Delaware

John C. Carney


Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Shawn M. Garvin


Division of Fish & 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: https://delcode.delaware.gov/title7/index.shtml#TopOfPage

DNREC Administrative Code: https://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title7/3000/3900%20Wildlife/3900.shtml


Delaware Division of Fish & 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 Ext. 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


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

Main Office(302) 739-9913

Office of Boating Safety
& 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 & 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