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DOVER (Nov. 10, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters of the four remaining Sunday deer hunting opportunities for the 2016/2017 hunting season. The first of this season’s five Sunday deer hunting days – Oct. 9 during the muzzleloader deer season – was a success, according to the Wildlife Section, providing hunters additional hunting opportunities with 116 deer registered that were harvested that day. 



Only deer can be hunted on the following Sundays during the respective deer hunting seasons as follows:

  • Nov. 13 – shotgun season
  • Nov. 20 – shotgun season
  • Dec. 11 – special antlerless season
  • Jan. 15, 2017 – shotgun season


Deer can be hunted on the above Sundays during the regular deer hunting hours of one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset on private lands with landowner permission and on Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas open to Sunday deer hunting.


Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas are open for Sunday deer hunting on the above dates and times, with portions of the following wildlife areas closed to Sunday deer hunting, as indicated on the Sunday deer hunting webpage:  


New Castle County

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[if !supportLists]·       [endif]C&D Canal Conservation Area, near St. Georges


Kent County

  • Little Creek Wildlife Area, east of Dover
  • Ted Harvey Conservation Area, southeast of Dover
  • Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area, near Felton


Sussex County

  • Assawoman Wildlife Area, near Millville
  • Nanticoke Wildlife Area, Seaford/Bethel area
  • Milford Neck Wildlife Area, near Milford


All DNREC’s Delaware State Parks lands are CLOSED to Sunday deer hunting.


For more information on Sunday deer hunting, or to request printed copies of wildlife area maps showing areas open and closed to Sunday deer hunting, please call the Wildlife Section office at 302-739-9912 or visit the Sunday deer hunting webpage.


For more information on the 2016/2017 hunting seasons and Division of Fish & Wildlife-managed wildlife areas, please consult 2016-2017 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide and Delaware Wildlife Area Maps. Printed copies of the guide and maps are available at DNREC’s licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. The guide is also available from license agents throughout the state.