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during mixed seasons
DOVER (Nov. 26, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that a variety of game is in season from now until February, and to be aware of other hunters carrying diverse firearms and other weapons and seeking different game animals. Small game hunters, squirrel hunters in particular, should know that they may find themselves sharing their hunting spots with camouflaged archery deer hunters in tree stands.
Upcoming or ongoing deer seasons:
- Archery/crossbow – Continues through Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
- Special antlerless – Saturday, Dec. 13-Saturday, Dec. 20
- Handgun – Saturday, Jan. 3-Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015
- Shotgun – Saturday, Jan. 17-Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
- Muzzleloader – Monday, Jan. 26-Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
Upcoming or ongoing waterfowl/migratory game bird seasons include:
- Ducks and Canada geese – Continues through Saturday, Nov. 29, and reopens Friday, Dec. 12-Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
- Woodcock – Continues through Saturday, Dec. 6, and reopens Saturday, Dec. 13-Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Upcoming or ongoing small game hunting seasons include:
- Gray squirrel and pheasant – through Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
- Quail – Continues through through Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
- Rabbit – Saturday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
Hunters are reminded to check daily bag limits and possession limits, as well as types of arms and ammunition permitted for the game they are planning to hunt. If hunting on public lands, hunters also should review wildlife area maps and rules, including hunting times, specific rules for each wildlife area and any permits they may need. Wildlife area maps and rules are available in DNREC’s Dover licensing office or online at Delaware Hunting Maps.
For more information on hunting in Delaware, click on 2014-2015 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide. The guide also is available in printed form at DNREC’s Dover licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, and from license agents throughout the state.