Deer Stands, Ground Blinds and Trail Cameras on State Wildlife Areas

The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife requires hunters to register temporary deer stands, ground blinds or trail cameras they place on state wildlife areas.

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Register Stands, Blinds or Cameras Wildlife Area Maps

The mandatory free registration system helps wildlife area managers plan for the ways hunters can best use such tools. Registration only applies to stands, blinds or cameras not removed each day by the hunter.

Temporary Stands and Blinds Allowed

DNREC allows hunters to leave temporary deer stands and blinds on some state wildlife areas from Aug. 1 to Feb. 15, and cameras from June 1 to Feb. 15. The number of hunters leaving stands, blinds and cameras has increased. Managers need more information to plan for, and support, these hunting tools.

Information included with state wildlife area maps outlines when, where and how stands, blinds and cameras can be placed.

Placement of a stand, blind, or camera in a specific part of the wildlife area does not give the owner any exclusive hunting rights. DNREC is not responsible for theft or damage to stands, blinds, or cameras left by hunters.

Free, One-Time Registration

Registration is free. A single registration number can be used for multiple stands, blinds, or cameras. Hunters only need to register once. This unique registration number can be used, by that hunter, from year to year.

Please fill out the registration form completely. An email containing your registration number will be sent to you once the form is complete.

The registration number must be legibly and conspicuously marked on each item.

State Wildlife Areas

Leaving stands, cameras or blinds is only permitted on the following state state wildlife areas. Details about what is permitted on each area are found in the hunting portion of the rules and regulations published with each map.