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

2021 Fishing Photo Contest: Fish With a Buddy

Open May 28 through Sept. 30, 2021. Judges will look for photographs that best depict anglers fishing in Delaware with a friend, relative, non-relative, dog, etc.

2021/2022 Hunting Photo Contest: Hunt With a Buddy

Open Sept. 1, 2021, through Jan. 31, 2022. Judges will look for photographs that best depict hunters and trappers in action throughout Delaware with a friend, relative, non-relative, dog, etc. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2022.

Past Winners

2020 Fishing Contest Winners

Contest theme: ” Hooked on Fishing .” See all of the entries on our Facebook page.

Cold Day, Brown Trout
First Place: “Cold Day Brown Trout” by Matt Katirai (Wilmington), featuring his son holding his fly-fishing catch of a brown trout at White Clay Creek
50 Inch Red Drum
Second Place: “50 inch Red Drum” by Michael Behney (Millsboro), featuring his friend’s big catch at Cape Henlopen

2020 Honorable Mentions

Where it Starts

“Where it Starts” by John Serviss (Millsboro), featuring his son attaching a lure in Milton

Sunset and Smiles

“Sunset and Smiles” by Jennifer Ross (Clayton), featuring her son enjoying the day in Clayton

Hooked on Fishing

“Hooked on Fishing…Just Like Daddy” by Jennifer Ross (Clayton), featuring family friends in Smyrna

2020/2021 Hunting Photo Contest Winners

Contest Theme: “It’s a Camo Thing”

November Shotgun Harvest

First Place: “November Shotgun Harvest” by Steven Kendus (Newark), featuring his daughter Gabriella with her first of two doe harvests made just moments apart on the same day of hunting in Sussex County.

Beach Brant

Second Place: “Beach Brant” by Charlie Long (Townsend), featuring his friend Chris Honeycutt in the Rehoboth Bay on his first brant hunt.

2019/20 Honorable Mentions

Rabbit Hunting

“Rabbit Hunting” by Alvontae Drummond (Magnolia), featuring Tavin Mullen, his dog Bandit, Jeremy Harper, his dog Redman, and their rabbit harvest that day at the Little Creek Wildlife Area.

Wyatt's First Goose Hunt

“Wyatt’s First Goose Hunt” by Matthew Crockett (Bridgeville), featuring his son Wyatt on his very first goose hunt.

Tradition is Everything

“Tradition is Everything , Especially in 2020” by Dan Macklin (Camden), featuring Justin Levering and his children Gavin Russell, Alaina, Ethan, and their Labrador Maple in Smyrna.