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.
Open May 1 through September 30, 2020. Judges looked for action shots of anglers in Delaware enjoying fishing. Posed photos may receive less consideration.
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.
Contest theme: ” Hooked on Fishing .” See all of the entries on our Facebook page.
2020 Honorable Mentions
“Where it Starts” by John Serviss (Millsboro), featuring his son attaching a lure in Milton
“Sunset and Smiles” by Jennifer Ross (Clayton), featuring her son enjoying the day in Clayton
“Hooked on Fishing…Just Like Daddy” by Jennifer Ross (Clayton), featuring family friends in Smyrna
Contest Theme: “It’s a Camo Thing”
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.
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” 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” by Matthew Crockett (Bridgeville), featuring his son Wyatt on his very first goose hunt.
“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.