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Turkey Hunting Check Stations

New Castle County

Ommelanden Hunter Education and Training Center
1205 River Road, New Castle, DE 19720 302-323-5333
For hours of operation, please call 302-735-3600

Kent County

McKay Wildlife and Hunter Education Field Office
6180 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna
(Intersection of Route 9/Shorts Landing Road)

Little Creek Wildlife Area Check Station
Route 9, Bayside Drive, Little Creek
(Just south of the Town of Little Creek)

Williamsville Store
3544 Williamsville Road, Houston

Miller’s Butcher Shop & Sporting Goods
577 Morgan’s Choice Road, Wyoming

Delmarva Speed & Sport
689 Warner Road, Milford

Sussex County

Wildlife Recreations
9641 Tharp Road, Seaford

Hook ‘Em and Cook ‘Em
34444 Coastal Highway, Unit 3,
Bethany Beach

Kelly’s Outdoors
29920 John H, Williams Hwy., Millsboro

Lankfords Gun Shop
614 West Stein Hwy, Unit 2, Seaford

South Fork Deli
32890 Rd 510, Laurel

*NOTE: List of check stations subject to change without notice. Visit after April 1 for any changes. Hours may vary. Call the station where you will check a bird to confirm hours of operation.

Check station hours may vary, so hunters are advised to call the station where they are likely to check a bird to confirm the hours of operation. Hunters who want to have their bird scored and entered into the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) records are reminded to have their bird’s live weight recorded on a certified scale. If the check station does not have a certified scale, hunters will have to go to another shop to have the turkey re-weighed. For more information about the NWTF Turkey Records program, please visit:

Wild Turkey Sighting Survey

During the months of July and August, the Division asks hunters and the general public to submit their observations of turkeys as part of an annual survey of the population. Survey forms may be found in June on the Division’s website at or it may be obtained by calling 302-735-3600.