Additional Delaware Deer Hunting Seasons to Open in January

Firearm deer hunting seasons opening in January and continuing archery deer seasons provide the last chance for hunters to harvest deer during the general 2021/22 Delaware hunting season, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental ....

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Delaware Natural Resources Police Arrest Individual for Drug and Firearms Related Charges

After investigation into an allegedly illegal taken deer case that occurred during the November firearm deer hunting season, Delaware Natural Resources Police arrested an individual for possession of firearms by a person prohibited. The post ....

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Additional Delaware Hunting, Trapping Seasons To Open in December

Delaware waterfowl hunters are gearing up for the state’s third duck hunting season segment, which runs from Friday, Dec. 10 through Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, and the second Canada goose hunting season segment, which runs ....

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Delaware Natural Resources Police Arrest Two Individuals for Hunting and Firearms Related Charges

Delaware Natural Resources Police arrested two individuals during the opening weekend of shotgun deer season who were both hunting after being convicted of felony charges in the state of Delaware. The post Delaware Natural Resources ....

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More Delmarva Fox Squirrels Move to Delaware

The Delmarva fox squirrel, a rare species in Delaware that has recovered in much of its regional range, received another population boost in Delaware with the recent translocation of four squirrels from Maryland as part ....

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Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Open in November

Numerous Delaware hunting seasons open next month, including the popular November deer shotgun season which runs from Friday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 21, as well as the firearms deer hunt available only to youth ....

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Mosquito-transmitted Eastern Equine Encephalitis Detected in DNREC’s Sentinel Chickens

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-transmitted disease, has been detected in Delaware for the first time in 2021, at a sentinel chicken station in southwestern Sussex County sampled Oct. 11 by the Delaware Department of ....

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Augustine Beach Boat Ramp Continues Temporary Closures for Dredging Through Nov. 11

Periodic closures of the Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin will continue through Nov. 11 due to weather conditions delaying ....

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Motorists Urged to Watch Out for Deer Crossing Roadways

Late October through November is prime time for increased white-tailed deer activity in Delaware, leading up to their peak mating season in mid-November. With more deer crossing roadways in the shorter days ahead, especially after ....

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Piping Plovers Experience Poor Nest Productivity Year in Delaware

Beach-nesting piping plovers experienced poor nest productivity on their breeding grounds in Delaware during 2021, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today in summarizing the rare shorebird species’ nesting success within ....

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Trout Stocked in White Clay Creek to Provide Fall Fishing Opportunities

Rainbow trout were stocked in White Clay Creek today to provide anglers the opportunity to fish for trout in the fall and winter, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced. The post ....

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Rosedale Beach Boat Ramp to Close Temporarily for Repairs

The Rosedale Beach boat ramp and parking lot on Indian River Bay will temporarily close for ramp repairs beginning Thursday, Oct. 21, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The post ....

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Augustine Beach Boat Ramp Temporary Closure Extended Through Oct. 28

The Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin will remain periodically closed through Oct. 28 to complete maintenance dredging of the ....

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Renovated Garrisons Lake Boat Ramp Officially Open

With today’s ribbon cutting at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna, the fishing and boating public is officially invited to enjoy the popular angling destination with its newly-renovated concrete boat ramp and added amenities of a courtesy ....

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Increased West Nile Virus Activity Occurring in Delaware

An increase in mosquito-transmitted West Nile Virus (WNV) activity is occurring in many areas in Delaware as indicated in sentinel chickens used by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to monitor for ....

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Port Mahon Fishing Pier to Close for Emergency Repairs

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has closed the Port Mahon Fishing Pier off Port Mahon Road east of Dover until further notice for emergency repairs after a broken support piling was ....

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Augustine Beach Boat Ramp to Temporarily Close for Dredging

The Augustine Beach Boat Ramp near Port Penn and adjacent intertidal beach located on the south side of the existing rock groin will be periodically closed starting Thursday, Sept. 16 through Friday, Oct. 15 for ....

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DNREC Announces Photo Contest Winners

From May through mid-August, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control invited photographers and nature lovers to submit their best photographs taken on the Tony Florio Woodland Beach Wildlife Area and the adjoining ....

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Delaware Hunting Seasons Opening in September

Hunters in Delaware can start their 2021/2022 hunting season Wednesday, Sept. 1 with the opening of mourning dove, archery and crossbow deer, and resident Canada goose hunting seasons, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and ....

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Scientists Investigate Mysterious Songbird Deaths in Delaware, Several Other States and D.C. Area

State and federal wildlife experts and wildlife rehabilitators are investigating reports in at least six mid-Atlantic and central states, including Delaware, of sick and dying songbirds stricken by an unknown disorder characterized by swollen eyes ....

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Youth Fishing Tournament Results Announced

Young anglers statewide submitted their biggest catches for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s 35th annual Youth Fishing Tournament, held June 5 at more than 30 public freshwater fishing ponds as a fish-on-your-own, ....

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Downstate Public Ponds to Be Treated for Invasive Aquatic Weed Hydrilla

With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will be treating certain downstate public ponds for the nuisance aquatic weed hydrilla, starting the week of ....

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Photographers and Nature Lovers Invited to Enter Aquatic Resources Education Center Photo Contest

Photographers and nature lovers are invited by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to submit photographs for the first annual Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) nature photography contest.

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