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Delaware Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests

Join the Division of Fish and 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 winning photos appear in the next editions of the Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide and the Delaware Fishing Guide. The guides are available online, at the DNREC licensing desk in Dover, and at authorized license dealers throughout the state. 

Photo Contest Themes and Deadlines

2020 Fishing Photo Contest: Hooked on Fishing

Open May 1 through September 30, 2020. Judges will look for action shots of anglers in Delaware enjoying fishing. Posed photos may receive less consideration. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on September 30, 2020.

2020/2021 Hunting Photo Contest: It’s a Camo Thing

Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Judges will look for photographs that best depict hunters in action throughout Delaware. Trophy and other posed photos may receive less consideration. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2021.

Past Winners

2019 Fishing Contest Winners

Contest theme: “Get Out and Fish DE.” See all of the entries on our Facebook page.

First Place - Tally
First Place: “Purple Worm” by Dave Tally (Camden),
featuring two anglers on McColley Pond
Second Place - Cox
Second Place: “Filling the basket with Pop Pop” by Michael Cox (Middletown), featuring his father and daughter with a bushel of crabs at Woodland Beach

2019 Honorable Mentions

“It’s All About that Bass” by Jessica Scholl (Wilmington), featuring Steve and Madison Kohn at Blairs Pond

“What a CRAPPIE Day” by Raymond Howard Scheufele (Harrington), featuring Raymond Lee on McColley Pond

“1st Time Fishing” by Andrea Olson (Milton), featuring Alexandria at Broadkill River

2019/2020 Hunting Photo Contest Winners

Contest Theme: “Get Out and Hunt DE” See all of the entries on our Facebook page.

Making the Best Thanksgiving Memories

First Place: “Making the Best Thanksgiving Memories” by Thomas Glanding (Clayton), featuring his daughter, Maci Ann in Smyrna

Brody’s First Crossbow Hunt

Second Place: “Brody’s First Crossbow Hunt” by Brian Barrowcliff (Wilmington), featuring his son Brody in Newark

2019/20 Honorable Mentions

Nov Shotgun 2019

“Nov Shotgun 2019″ by Alan Passwaters (Seaford)

Fowl Dreams

“Fowl Dreams” by Emily Murray (Frankford), featuring Timmy Dorey at the Assawoman Refuge

Good Day for an Early Dismissal

“Good Day for an Early Dismissal” by Jennifer Ross (Clayton), featuring Charlie, Hailey, Huntley and David Ross with their Labrador Saige in Clayton