New state wildlife area maps with updated regulations and access information for each area are available for the 2019-20 hunting season, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recently announced.
The maps depict area boundaries, parking areas, deer stand and waterfowl blind locations, trails, and wildlife-viewing facilities along with other helpful information. Several new wildlife area properties are open for public access, particularly at Eagles Nest, Cedar Swamp and Tappahanna.
The maps and area-specific regulations are available at www.dnrec.delaware.gov. Paper copies of the maps are available at DNREC’s Dover licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover. 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. 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/.
For more information on 2019-20 hunting and trapping seasons, bag limits and other helpful information, go to www.eregulations.com/delaware/hunting/. Hard copies of the 2019-20 Delaware Hunting & Trapping Guide are available from DNREC’s licensing desk and from license agents throughout the state.
For more information, call the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Wildlife Section at 302-739-9912.