State hunting, trapping fees go up July 1

DOVER — New Delaware hunting and trapping license fees take effect July 1, according to Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife.

New hunting and trapping license and related fees include:

•Resident Hunting License (Age 16-64) — $39.50;

•Resident Guide/Hunting License (Age 16-64) — $159.50;

•Resident Hunters Choice/Quality Buck Tag Combo — $20;

•Resident Trapping License — $10;

•Non-Resident Hunting License (Age 16 and over) — $199.50;

•Non-Resident 3-Day Hunting License (Small game only) (Age 16 and over) — $75;

•Non Resident Guide/Hunting License (Age 16 and over) — $475;

•Non-Resident Quality Buck Tag — $50;

•Non-Resident Antlered Deer Tag — $50;

•Non-Resident Trapping License — $75;

•Migratory Waterfowl Stamp (Delaware residents and non-residents, age 16 and over) — $15;

•Additional Antlerless Tag (Delaware residents and non-residents) — $20.

Resident and non-resident junior hunting license fees and Wildlife Area Waterfowl Blind and Deer Stand Lottery Permit fees remain the same. Please visit Delaware Hunting, Trapping and Guide License Costs for a current list of licenses and permit fees.

Delaware’s last hunting license fee increase occurred in 2007. Most DNREC wildlife programs are primarily funded through federal grants that match $3 for every dollar of state funds from hunting and trapping license fee revenue.

Delaware hunting and trapping licenses are sold online, at the licensing desk in DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, and by license agents statewide. To find a participating agent, or to purchase a license online, visit Delaware Licenses. For additional information on Delaware hunting and trapping licenses and related fees, call (302) 739-9918. For more information about Delaware’s wildlife programs, contact the Wildlife Section at (302) 739-9912.

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