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Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests

 

Join the Division of Fish & Wildlife in recognizing Delaware's hunting and fishing traditions by submitting your own fishing and hunting photos for these annual contests. The contest is open to all Delaware residents.

All entries will be judged. Judges will choose a technically suitable photograph that best depicts the theme for fishing or hunting. Winning photographs will be featured in the upcoming fishing and hunting guides and may appear as the covers. Entries may also be used by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control or the Division of Fish & Wildlife for future advertisment and publications.

  2017/2018 Photo contest themes and deadlines

 

 Contest  Theme Opens  Closing Date* 
 Fishing  "Catch a Memory"  June 1  Oct. 31
 Hunting  "A Day Afield"  Sept. 1  Jan. 31, 2018

*All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the contest closing date.

Click here for information and entry forms for the 2017/2018 fishing and hunting photo contests.

For more information contact Jennifer Childears at 302-739-9910 or jennifer.childears@state.de.us 

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2016 Fishing Contest Winners
Theme: "Fishing with Family or Friends"
Click on each photo to view a larger image.
 

 

1st Drum

 

 

Breeze

The Boys

 

 

 

1st Catch

First place: 
"Daddy & Daughter's 1st Drum"
 by Shenna Bogetti of Dover, featuring Brian & Mackenzie Bogetti at Delaware Bay

Second place:
"Reflections"  by Christine Fletcher of Milton, featuring Ernie Fletcher at Reynolds Pond

Third Place:
"Catching the Breeze" by Amy Baldwin of Newark, featuring Ella Baldwin at Cape Henlopen State Park

Honorable Mention:
"The Boys" by Katresa Foster of Milford, featuring Bill Grove and Mike Foster at Bowers Beach

Honorable Mention:
"Finlee's First Catch" by Katresa Foster of Milford, featuring Finlee and Mike Foster at Mispillion Riverwalk

View All Fishing Photo Contest Entries
The winning fishing photos will appear in the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide. The fishing guide is available online, at the DNREC licensing desk in Dover, and at authorized fishing license dealers statewide.

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2016/2017 Hunting Photo Contest Winners
Theme: "Hunting with Family or Friends"
Click on each photo to view a larger image. 

  Couples Retreat

Calls

 HM1

HM2  HM3

First place:
"Couples Retreat" by Bo Wilkinson of Dagsboro, featuring Morgan Anton in the Indian River


Second place:
"Opening Day Calls" by H. Joe Gannon III of Felton, featuring Quade Gannon in Harrington



Honorable mention:
“Waiting Patiently" by Barbara Greer of Middletown, featuring Riley in Middletown


Honorable mention:
“Catching Zs” by Mari-Carmen Rupp of Dover, featuring Xander Rupp at the Little Creek Impoundments

Honorable mention:
“Best Friends” by David Laux of Laurel, featuring Owen Laux and Maggie the Golden Retriever at Nanticoke Wildlife Area

View All Hunting Photo Contest Entries
The winning hunting photos will appear in the 2017/2018 Delaware Hunting Guide. The hunting guide will be available online, at the DNREC licensing desk in Dover, and at authorized license dealers statewide in July 2017. 

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