The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminded hunters of the four remaining Sunday deer hunting opportunities.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminded hunters of the four remaining Sunday deer hunting opportunities for the 2016-17 hunting season.
The first of this season’s five Sunday deer hunting days – Oct. 9 during the muzzleloader deer season – was a success, according to the Wildlife Section, providing hunters additional hunting opportunities with 116 deer registered that were harvested that day.
Only deer can be hunted on the following Sundays during the respective deer hunting seasons as follows: Nov. 13, shotgun season; Nov. 20, shotgun season; Dec. 11, special antlerless season; Jan. 15, 2017, shotgun season.
Deer can be hunted on the dates listed during the regular deer hunting hours of one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset on private lands with landowner permission and on Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas open to Sunday deer hunting.
Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas are open for Sunday deer hunting on the dates listed, with portions of the following wildlife areas closed to Sunday deer hunting, as indicated on the Sunday deer hunting webpage:
— New Castle County: Augustine Wildlife Area, near Port Penn; and C&D Canal Conservation Area, near St. Georges.
— Kent County: Little Creek Wildlife Area, east of Dover; Ted Harvey Conservation Area, southeast of Dover; and Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area, near Felton.
Sussex County: Assawoman Wildlife Area, near Millville; Nanticoke Wildlife Area, Seaford/Bethel area; and Milford Neck Wildlife Area, near Milford.
All DNREC’s Delaware State Parks lands are closed to Sunday deer hunting.
For more information, call 739-9912 or visit bit.ly/2emyE7f.