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 […]

Record harvest for Delaware deer season

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DOVER — Nature delivered Delaware a hunting sweet spot for the 2015-16 deer season, resulting in a record harvest. “The weather was mild for the most part, right at that happy medium of not too warm and not too cold,” said Joe Rogerson, Division of Fish & Wildlife biologist. Higher temperatures mean less daytime movement […]

DNREC’s proposed fees now go to lawmakers

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DOVER — After the Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish approved new entrance fees for wildlife areas and hunting costs last week, the proposed changes now will go to the General Assembly. Most of the changes presented by the Division of Fish & Wildlife were approved without alteration, but the entrance fee schedule was […]

State proposing fees to enter Delaware wildlife areas

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DOVER — The Division of Fish & Wildlife is holding workshops this week to discuss proposed fee increases related to hunting and trapping, including the creation of a new fee to visit designated wildlife areas. Currently, anyone can access the state’s 20 wildlife areas — also known as conservation areas — for free, although hunters […]