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Delaware Master Hunter Program



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IT'S NOT FOR BEGINNERS. Your hunting license was only the beginning. And you aren’t a beginner any more. In fact, you’ve been at this outdoors pursuit called hunting for a long time and have a wealth of experience to show for it.

It's time you took the next step: Becoming a Delaware Master Hunter.

The Master Hunter Program is for you, a hunter with vast experience afield. You love hunting; when you aren't hunting, you're reading and thinking about it year-round. You are dedicated to the principles of ethical, responsible, fair chase hunting.

You’ve learned a lot over the years but you’d still like to learn more. You want to keep yourself up to date with the latest hunting developments, trends, tactics, skills and regulations. You realize that there is a lot more to learn about wildlife, wildlife management and the role of hunting in our modern society. You’d like to benefit from the opportunity to learn from your peers and share some of the things you’ve learned the hard way. You’d like to help continue the heritage of hunting and insure its future for the coming generations. You’d value the personal satisfaction of being a Delaware Master Hunter, officially qualified, certified and recognized by the State of Delaware.

If the above description sounds like you, please consider yourself an outstanding candidate for the Delaware Master Hunter Program. The next DMH course will take place soon; please go to the Hunter Education Online Access to find a location near you. Advanced registration is required.

Click here to download an application, or call 302–735-3600 today and ask for an application by mail for this one-of-a-kind program. The Delaware Hunter Education Office of the Division of Fish and Wildlife will be glad to mail you an application form and an information sheet with details about the next course.

  Before obtaining Delaware Master Hunter Certification, you are responsible for each of the following:

1. Download and fill out and send in the application. Delaware Master Hunter Application form

2. Take the two-day Delaware Master Hunter Core Conservation Course and successfully pass the test.

3. Having successfully completed a Basic Hunter Education Course of Delaware or another state.

4. Completed at least one advanced hunter education course on bow or firearm with a shooting proficiency qualification.

5. Completed at least one other advanced hunter education course.

6. Have a criminal background investigation completed showing a clean record.

When you have completed all six and have provided the Hunter Education Program with the above information, you must:

  • Call the Hunter Education Office at 302-735-3600, to confirm that your state credentials are correct, complete and in your Delaware Master Hunter file.
  • A certificate will then be issued verifying your accomplishment, and naming you as a DELAWARE MASTER HUNTER. You will also receive a Delaware Master Hunter hat and emblem.
  • Your contact information will then be added to the Master Hunter list to be considered as a possible participant in future managed hunts by the Division of Fish & Wildlife.
  • Don't forget to update your profile as a Delaware Master Hunter in the Hunter Education Online Access
  • Also: a schedule of upcoming Hunter Ed courses is available on the Hunter Education Courses Calendar

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