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Dates and times for 2017/2018 Sunday deer hunting on both private lands and public state wildlife areas


Delaware law (7 Del.C. §712(c)) allows Sunday deer hunting on specified days on private lands with landowner permission and on certain public lands designated by government agencies. Sunday deer hunting is allowed during the 2017/2018 hunting season on the following dates:  

Oct. 8, 2017 
Nov. 12, 2017
Nov. 19, 2017
Dec. 10, 2017 
Jan.14, 2018

Sunday deer hunting on private lands can occur with landowner permission during the regular deer hunting hours of one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife, based on public input and the recommendation of the Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish, is providing Sunday deer hunting opportunities on public Wildlife Areas (see below). 

Effective July 1, 2017, a Conversation Access Pass (CAP) is required for any registered motor vehcile used to access designated Delaware State Wildlife Areas.

While Division of Fish & Wildlife Wildlife Areas are open for Sunday deer hunting on the above dates during the regular deer hunting hours of one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset, portions of some Wildlife Areas are closed to Sunday deer hunting, as indicated on the following maps:

Sunday deer hunting is not allowed on any portion of the DNERR-Blackbird Creek Reserve that includes the following portion that is open to deer hunting during certain other days:

Copies of the maps and additional information can also be obtained by calling the Wildlife Section at 302-739-9912.

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