Delaware muskrat trapping persists despite pressures

SMYRNA — Delaware muskrat enthusiasts will agree that the tradition of trapping, skinning and eating the aquatic rodent isn’t what it used to be. But, there is a passionate contingent of outdoors men and women dedicated to keeping the historic custom alive. A weakening market for pelts, lessening interest among younger generations and a public […]

COMMENTARY: Trump scores for elephants by keeping “trophy” ban

Even President Trump doesn’t buy into the false argument – “you have to kill it to conserve it” – that trophy hunters and Safari Club International continue foisting upon the public about rare wildlife. In an interview, President Trump confirmed that he directed his administration to retain the ban on the import of so-called hunting […]

Learn from local experts at Long Neck fishing classes

It is that time of year again, Super Bowl weekend. No matter who you are a fan of, I am a fan of the fact that spring is right around the corner. This is the time of year that the outdoor shows are happening. Don’t forget we have the Delaware Outdoors Expo coming up March […]

Partnership eyes mentored hunts on Millsboro property

MILLSBORO — Rural property owned by the town of Millsboro could be the venue for mentored hunts through a partnership of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife. The proposed hunts on farmland known as the White Farm near U.S. 113 and Del. 20 must first be armed with approval […]

DNREC issues hunting-related arrests

DOVER — When announcing several hunting-related arrests Friday, DNREC issued reminders about the lawful handling of firearms in vehicles. Delaware Code prohibits loaded firearms in or on motor vehicles, motorboats or farm machinery, the state agency stressed. No ammunition may be placed in the magazine or chamber of any firearm. Federal law may permit hunting […]

Delaware deer harvest may set another record

Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully you are out fishing or hunting this weekend with family, or avoiding family by doing the same. Whichever works best for you. The cold snap will get the deer moving again, but that hasn’t really been an issue the last couple of weeks. I could have filled a freezer by now just […]

Deer are on the move and hunters like the cold weather

Shotgun season started for deer and so far the results for many hunters has been quality meat in the freezer. The deer are really on the move with this cold snap we are having. Just like fishing, some days are colder than others. When I left Florida it was 80 degrees, when I arrived back […]

SPIEGELMAN: DNREC commended on Sunday hunting law

This past legislative session, I had the privilege of serving as one of the four co-chairs of the new bipartisan, bicameral ad-hoc committee, known as the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. [State] Senators Bruce Ennis and Brian Pettyjohn, [state] Representative William Carson, and I worked together to ensure this committee met regularly and addressed timely issues […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kowtowing to Delaware special interests

In his letter to the editor, Stan Vonasek exhibits how special interests can affect government policy in the politically correct age. [“Delaware Equine Council opposes Sunday hunting,” May 14] Mr. Vonasek is the president of the Delaware Equine Council, and if you hunt and fish, you already know how this group has taken advantage of […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware Equine Council opposes Sunday hunting

The Delaware Equine Council very strongly opposes House Substitute 1 (HS1) to House Bill 289 (HB289) regarding hunting on private and public land on any Sunday. Deer hunting season coincides with the best time to be outdoors. For horseback riders, there is no better time than the fall and winter months to enjoy riding the […]