More deer hunting opportunities with law change

DOVER — DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has announced five upcoming Sunday deer hunting opportunities for the 2016/2017 hunting season, based on a recent change in state law that allows Sunday deer hunting in Delaware.

The new law allows only for hunting deer on Sunday, no other game, with deer hunting to be allowed on selected public lands on Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Dec. 11 and Jan. 15, 2017.

Sunday deer hunting is also allowed on private lands in Delaware on the same dates, with landowner permission required.oh-deer

To learn which wildlife area tracts are open for Sunday deer hunting, and for more details about Sunday deer hunting opportunities in Delaware, including county overview maps of the wildlife areas,

For more information on Sunday deer hunting, or to request printed copies of wildlife area maps showing areas open and closed to Sunday deer hunting, please call the Wildlife Section office at (302) 739-9912.

For more information on the 2016/2017 hunting seasons and Division of Fish & Wildlife-managed wildlife areas, please consult 2016-2017 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide and Delaware Wildlife Area Maps. Printed copies of the guide and maps are available at DNREC’s licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover.

The guide is also available from license agents throughout the state.

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