Take special precautions when tying own flies

The cooler nights are great. Combined with the hot days, that makes for an interesting combo at the beach. I have to keep more clothes in the truck this time of year. The evening cooldown combined with a full day of sun can really wear on you. Mostly I have been stuck at the shop […]

Eastern portions of Prime Hook Creek to close

MILTON — The easternmost three miles of Prime Hook Creek at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will be closed from Sept. 1 through March 15, 2021, for safety concerns due to hunting of teal in September in the adjacent Prime Hook (State) Wildlife Area, hunting on federal and state areas during the three seasonal splits […]

Delaware hunting season begins soon

DOVER — Hunters in Delaware can start their 2020-21 hunting season in one week. Sept. 1 is the opening day of mourning dove, archery and crossbow deer and resident Canada goose hunting seasons. People can hunt teal beginning Sept. 12 and gray squirrel beginning Sept. 15. The first split of dove season runs until Oct. […]

DNREC to hold workshops on climate change

DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is holding a series of virtual public workshops on climate change and greenhouse gas during September and October. There will be four different workshops, with the first focusing on greenhouse gas. It will be offered on two separate occasions but content will be the same. […]

Firearms/shooting safety on target for Family Day at the Range

BRIDGEVILLE – A local rifle and pistol club and a national organization are teaming up on an event focusing on firearms/shooting safety linked to all-around family fun. In conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and August National Shooting Month, the Bridgeville Rifle and Pistol Club and BKK Firearms/BKK Defensive Systems will host Family Day […]

DNREC Coastal Cleanup now a monthlong campaign

This year, the 33rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup will transition from a one-day, in-person event to a monthlong campaign to keep the state’s beaches and waterways free of trash, DNREC recently announced.“Following the lead of other states and guidance from the Ocean Conservancy, Delaware’s Coastal Cleanup Program will not include large organized group cleanups this […]

Fishing is good despite extreme weather

Heat waves to hurricanes back to a heat wave, summer 2020. The most normal thing since January was a hurricane day. At least the fishing is good. The water is clearing up quick after the deluge of rain and wind. We are still dealing with full moon tides, but that is normal. The surf is […]

Hunter education course to be moved online

DOVER — Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the classroom portion of the basic hunter education course will only be available online and at no cost to participants. After completing the online course, participants will attend a free, in-person field day for an abbreviated two hours with coronavirus precautions in place. To complete the course, participants need […]

DNREC lifts recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH – DNREC lifted the recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue late Friday afternoon after water quality tests taken Thursday showed bacteria levels had returned below the advisory level.  The advisory had been issued Thursday based on results from Wednesday’s regularly scheduled sampling by DNREC’s Recreational Water Program. Ocean beach swimming advisories […]

DNREC issues recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH – DNREC has issued a recreational swimming advisory for Rehoboth Beach at Rehoboth Avenue based on elevated levels of bacteria found in a sample taken Wednesday by the Department’s environmental scientists.  The elevated levels of bacteria is most likely associated with rainfall that occurred on Tuesday night. These bacteria often originate from wildlife sources […]