Contact: Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
2012-'13 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide
available now online and at license dealers statewide
DOVER (July 18, 2012) – The 2012-2013 Delaware Hunting & Trapping Guide is hot off the press and available now at hunting license dealers statewide as well as online, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. This latest edition continues last season’s glossy new look, with additional features including articles about Delaware wildlife.
“We tried out the new full-color format last year with our special edition for the 100th anniversary of fish and wildlife conservation in Delaware, and it was very popular,” said Wildlife Section Administrator Greg Moore. “We plan to continue using the magazine style and to include hunting and wildlife-related articles that we think the public will enjoy.”
Something new for this year is the cover, which features a Delaware outdoorsman rather than a wildlife species for the first time. As part of last year’s anniversary celebration, the Division sponsored hunting and fishing photo contests, with first-place photos in each category to be featured on the covers of the Division’s hunting and fishing guides. The winning hunting photo was snapped by Tom Burke of Greenwood and shows his 5-year-old son, Tom Burke Jr., ready to enjoy a great day of waterfowl hunting.
“Last year, the Division’s centennial slogan was ‘Celebrating 100 Years of Fish and Wildlife Conservation: Reflecting on the Past, Moving into the Future,” said Division Director David Saveikis. “What better way to kick off the next 100 years of wildlife conservation in Delaware than with photos of young people enjoying outdoor pursuits.”
Inside the glossy 44-page guide, hunters and trappers will find all the information they need at their fingertips – hunter education, licensing, hunting and trapping seasons, limits, regulations, wildlife area information and more, with sections devoted to deer, small game, turkey and migratory birds – all presented in easy-to-read type and graphics.
“Once again this year, advertising paid for the entire cost of producing the guide, and we have saved a significant amount of money from our license fund that can now be used for other projects,” added Ken Reynolds, wildlife program manager and guide publication coordinator.
The 2012-2013 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide also is available online at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Documents/Delaware-Hunting-And-Trapping-2012-13-Guide.pdf.
The Division recently announced its 2012 hunting and fishing photo contests, with the theme “Carrying on the Tradition.” Entries are being accepted for the 2012 Fishing Photo Contest now through Saturday, Sept. 15. The 2012 Hunting Photo Contest will begin accepting entries on Saturday, Sept. 1, with the deadline for entries on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
Entries may be mailed to the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, Attention: Amanda Belford, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. All entries must be postmarked or delivered by the deadline date, and must include a completed and signed entry form and photo release form. Information and forms are available on the Division’s website at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Pages/FWphoto_contest.aspx and the Fish and Wildlife Facebook page (search Delaware Fish & Wildlife), or may be requested by calling Amanda Belford at 302-739-9911, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Vol.42, No. 267