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

Recent upgrades completed on Delaware’s
Hunter and Trapper Registration System

DOVER (Nov. 8, 2012) – The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife recently upgraded its automated Hunter and Trapper Registration System on the DNREC website. This system allows hunters and trappers to complete the following online or via the telephone:

  • Register a harvested deer
  • Obtain a Hunter Identification Program (H.I.P.) number for the purpose of hunting migratory birds
  • Obtain a License Exempt Hunter and Trapper Identification number
  • Obtain a Snow Goose Conservation Order Permit number

Before the upgrade, some phone system users received a busy signal during times of high call volume or an error message related to the phone lines. To fix these problems, the Division recently partnered with a new company to supply the phone lines for the registration system.

“Unfortunately, earlier this year some hunters may have experienced difficulty while using our system, and we believe we have taken the steps necessary to prevent these problems from recurring,” said Deer and Furbearer Biologist Joe Rogerson. “We think the new changes will provide a more user friendly system for hunters and trappers.”

Shotgun deer season from Nov. 9 to 17 is the most popular hunting season in Delaware. Hunters are reminded that they must register their deer within 24 hours of harvest. However, if a hunter plans to take their deer to a butcher or taxidermist, they must register their deer before dropping the animal off, as the registration number will be required before the deer can be accepted.  Hunters who process their own deer must also register the deer within 24 hours of harvest or before processing, whichever comes first. 

“We hope that with these changes, hunters and trappers will have uninterrupted use of our registration system but if a problem does arise we can implement an appropriate fix as soon as possible,” said Rogerson.

Vol. 42, No. 444

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