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Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests


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 2017/2018 winning entries can be found below. 

2018/2019 Photo contest themes and deadlines

 Contest  Theme  Opens  Closes
 Fishing  "Reel" Good Time  May 1, 2018  Oct. 31, 2018
 Hunting  Our Hunting Tradition  Sept. 1, 2018  Jan. 31, 2019

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


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

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

2017 Fishing Contest Winners
Theme: "Catch A Memory"
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2nd place



First place: 
"Small Boat- Big Fish"
 by Chad Betts of Milton, featuring Cohen Betts on the Delaware Inland Bays

Second place:
"Big Bass, Big Smile"  by George Sapna, II

of Seaford, featuring George Sapna, IV 

at Nanticoke River

Third Place:
"Wacky for Bass" by John Kwoka of Newark,
featuring Ruby Kwoka on Portsville Pond

Honorable Mention:
"Summer Fun Fishing" by Paul Garcia of Smyrna, featuring Dominic Garcia in Smyrna

Honorable Mention:
"Trolling off Bowers Beach" by Jay Little of North Bowers

View All Fishing Photo Contest Entries
The winning fishing photos appear in the 2018 Delaware Fishing Guide. The fishing guide is available online, at the DNREC licensing desk in Dover, and at authorized fishing license dealers statewide.


2017/2018 Hunting Photo Contest Winners
Theme: "A Day Afield"
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First place:
"At the End of the Day" by Angela Garcia of Smyrna, featuring Paul and Dominic Garcia on Little Creek

Second place:
"Son and Father" by F. Neil Dougherty of Hockessin, featuring Joseph and Dr. Dan Elliott at Raymond Neck

Honorable mention:
“Rehoboth Bay Ice Fog" by Justyn Foth of Viola, featuring Derek Guittari and Greg and Jeff Peters on Rehoboth Bay

Honorable mention:
“Patience is a Virtue” by Charles Burton of Milton, featuring his Chesapeak Bay Retriever Ruby Bay at Gordon's Pond

Honorable mention:
“Tranquility” by Taylor Deemer of Lewes, featuring Samantha Broadhurst at Collins Pond

View All Hunting Photo Contest Entries

The winning hunting photos will appear in the 2018/2019 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 2018. 



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