DOVER (Aug. 31, 2019) – Hunters and other wildlife area users are reminded that state wildlife area maps with updated regulations and access information for each wildlife area are available for the 2019/2020 hunting season, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The maps depict area boundaries, parking areas, deer stand and waterfowl blind locations, trails, wildlife-viewing facilities, and other helpful information.
Several new wildlife area properties are open for public access, particularly on the Eagles Nest, Cedar Swamp, and Tappahanna wildlife areas.
The maps and area-specific regulations are available online athttp://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Pages/WildlifeAreaMaps.aspx. Paper copies of the maps are available at DNREC’s Dover licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. Licensing desk customers may take up to five printed maps of individual wildlife areas free of charge. A complete set of statewide maps costs $5 to purchase at the licensing desk, or $6 by mail.
Registered motor vehicles used to access designated wildlife areas owned or managed by the Division of Fish & Wildlife are required to display a Conservation Access Pass (CAP). Hunters can opt to receive one free annual CAP with the purchase of any Delaware hunting license. To obtain a CAP, hunters will need the registration card for the vehicle to which the pass will be assigned. Additional information is available at https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/fish-wildlife/conservation-access-pass/.
Information on 2019/2020 hunting and trapping seasons, bag limits, and other helpful information is available at http://www.eregulations.com/delaware/hunting/. Hard copies of the 2019-2020 Delaware Hunting & Trapping Guide are available from DNREC’s licensing desk and from license agents throughout the state.
For more information, please call the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Wildlife Section at 302-739-9912.