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Delaware Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests


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Join the Division of Fish & Wildlife in celebrating Delaware's fishing and hunting traditions by submitting your own fishing and hunting photographs for these annual contests. The contests are open to all Delaware residents of any age. The 2018/2019 winning entries can be found below. 

2019/2020 Photo contest themes and deadlines


 Theme  Opens  Closes
 Fishing  Get Out and Fish DE  May 1, 2019  Sept. 30, 2019
 Hunting  Get Out and Hunt DE  Sept. 1, 2019  Jan. 31, 2020

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


Click here for information and entry forms for the 2019/2020 fishing and hunting photo contest.

For more information, contact Jennifer Childears at 302-739-9910 or  


2018 Fishing Contest Winners
Theme: "'REEL' Good Time"
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First place: 
"The Fish of the 10,000 Casts"
 by Israel Mora of Wilmington, featuring Bryan Mora at the Brandywine River

Second place:
"My First Fish"  by Guinn Paxton

of Seaford, featuring Tammy Paxton and Lois Whipple on the Nanticoke River

Honorable Mention:
"Mase Man Reeling in the Big One" by Dana Bourdon of Wilmington,
featuring Mason Bahr on Trap Pond

Honorable Mention:
"The Kindness of a Stranger" by Rebecca Snow of Dover, featuring a friend and Declan Snow at Bellevue State Park

Honorable Mention:
"My First Catch" by Kira Foos of Lewes, featuring Ethan Foos at Killens Pond

View All Fishing Photo Contest Entries
The winning fishing photos appear in the 2019 Delaware Fishing Guide. The fishing guide is available online, at the DNREC licensing desk in Dover, and at authorized fishing license dealers statewide.


2018/2019 Hunting Photo Contest Winners
Theme: "Our Hunting Tradition"
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First place:
"Hunting Memories" submitted by Harry Hoch, Jr of Greenwood, featuring Dr. Harry L. Hoch and Bill Cole in Harrington 

Second place:
"Three Generations" by Jennifer Ross of Clayton, featuring David, Huntly and Charlie Ross in Clayton

Honorable mention:
“Thanks Dad" by Jennifer Ross of Clayton, featuring David and Huntly Ross in Clayton

Honorable mention:
“My Pride and Joy” by Paul Skibicki of St. Georges, featuring Kimberly Pokoiski at the Midlands Wildlife Area

Honorable mention:
“Continuing the Tradition” by James Swatski of Milton, featuring Jimmy Swatski at Prime Hook

View All Hunting Photo Contest Entries

The winning hunting photos will appear in the 2019/2020 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 2019. 



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