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Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, at 302-739-9902.

Have you tried Delaware’s new Hunter and Trapper
Registration System yet for convenient, practical use?

DOVER (Oct. 25, 2013) – With deer hunting and duck hunting seasons open in October, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife encourages hunters to try out the new and improved Hunter and Trapper Registration System (HTR), available at This mobile-friendly website makes registering a harvested deer or obtaining hunting-related registration numbers easier than ever. 

In addition to deer registration, hunters can use this site for services such as:

·        Registering for a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number, a legal requirement for waterfowl hunters;

·        Obtaining a license exempt number (LEN) for hunters who are not required to purchase a Delaware Hunting License; and

·        Signing up for a spring 2014 Snow Goose Conservation Order permit. 

Designed for convenience, the new system allows deer hunters to use their smartphones to easily register their deer while in the field or from their vehicle. And for those who prefer the comfort of their own home, the HTR can be easily used on tablets, laptops, and desktops 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Remember, as a hunter you are required to register a deer within 24 hours after harvest and the registration number must be included on your deer tag.

Developed in partnership with the State’s Government Information Center (GIC) and Delaware Interactive, the new system features an improved user interface developed using a mobile-first strategy to keep pace with changing technologies and our hunters’ outdoors lifestyle.

“One of our priorities at the GIC is to develop and implement mobile applications that enable Delawareans to conveniently interact with state agencies for access to the services they need in a timely and efficient manner,” said GIC Director Greg Hughes. “We designed this new HTR system to give hunters and trappers 21st century access so they can have more time to pursue their hunting and trapping activities.”

In addition, this system is a more cost-effective alternative to traditional phone registration systems. “Hunters who use the HTR website help save the Division money, and allows us to direct our limited conservation dollars where they are needed most: protecting and managing the habitat that our wildlife depend on and our hunters enjoy. It’s a win-win for everyone,” said Rob Hossler, Species Conservation and Research Program Manager with the Division of the Fish and Wildlife.

To use the new HTR system, visit, or for a live customer service representative, please call 855-335-4868 (855-DELHUNT).

Vol. 43, No. 417

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