Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
New deer stands available to disabled hunters
on Old Furnace Wildlife Area in Sussex County
DOVER (Oct. 15, 2015) – Two new deer stands with access stairs instead of ladders on Old Furnace Wildlife Area near Seaford are available for use this season by firearm deer hunters with disabilities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. The stands also feature wider dimensions and are placed along a level path close to an interior access road with handicap parking centrally located between the two stands.
“These new stands are part of the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s commitment to both promote hunting and make hunting areas accessible to all hunters regardless of their physical condition,” said Division of Fish & Wildlife Director David Saveikis. “Hunters with qualifying disabilities can park close to these stands and use a standard-sized set of stairs to gain a great vantage for hunting deer.”
Only hunters who have a disabled hunter permit are permitted to use these stands, and only during firearm deer seasons. Permit applications are available online at Hunters with Disabilities, or from DNREC’s Dover licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
The new stands are located north of Fleetwood Pond Road behind a metal gate that is unlocked but must be kept closed during deer firearms seasons. For more information on the new stands, please contact Sussex County Regional Fish & Wildlife Manager Rob Gano at 302-539-3160 or the Wildlife Section office at 302-739-9912.
Deer stands for hunters with disabilities also are available at Nanticoke and Assawoman wildlife areas in Sussex County, as well as other wildlife areas in Kent and New Castle counties. For more information on wildlife areas and area-specific regulations and accommodations, click Delaware Hunting Maps. Printed wildlife area maps also are available at DNREC’s licensing desk. For more information, call the recreational license desk at 302-739-9918 or the Wildlife Section office at 302-739-9912.
For more information on hunting in Delaware, click on 2015-2016 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide. The hunting guide is available in printed form at DNREC’s licensing desk and from license agents throughout the state.
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