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About the Division of Fish & Wildlife

We Bring You Delaware’s Great Outdoors through Science and Service   What We Do Manage the state’s fish and wildlife resources. Enforce laws and regulations designed to protect and conserve these resources. Provide hunter and boater safety education programs. Provide environmental education
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Fish & Wildlife Advisory Councils

Delaware state law establishes several councils to advise the Director of Fish & Wildlife on matters relating to fisheries, recreational fishing, wildlife and hunting, and shell fisheries.
Advisory Council on Wildlife & Freshwater Fish Council on Recreational Fishing Funding
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Contact Information

David Saveikis, Director 89 Kings Highway Dover, DE 19901 302.739.9910 david.saveikis@delaware.gov

Delaware Bayshore Initiative

Anthony Gonzon, Coordinator 302.735.8673 anthony.gonzon@delaware.gov
Frequently-Called Phone Numbers Boat Registration:
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Fish & Wildlife License Agents

Hunting and fishing licenses, and conservation access passes (CAP), can be purchased at the following authorized licensing agents. Some agents only sell fishing licenses while others sell only hunting licenses and conservation access passes. Licenses also can be purchased online or at the licensing desk inside DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, at 89 Kings Highway SW, in Dover.  
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Lost Your License?

You can print a duplicate of your license, permit, pass, and/or stamp, if needed. Duplicates can be printed online, or using printers at the main DNREC offices in Dover.

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Danielle Davis Licensing Coordinator 302.739.9918
If you need to print a
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Low Number License Lottery

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will not hold a low-number hunting license lottery for the 2020/21 hunting season. Please check back for lottery information about the 2021/22 licensing season. For more information, Delaware residents can contact Danielle Davis, Division of Fish & Wildlife License Program Coordinator, at 302.739.9918, between the
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Fish & Wildlife License Fees

Information on fees for licenses, registrations, permits, and passes from the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Delaware Resident Non-Resident Agent Fee Resident Hunting License (Ages 16 to 64) $39.50 N/A $2.50
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Exemptions and Exceptions

Delaware state law and Delaware’s fishing and hunting regulations provide several exemptions and exceptions to the state’s fishing and hunting licensing requirements.
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Automated Licensing System

Welcome to the DNREC “Egov” online licensing system. This is an online application built to provide you with an option to purchase Recreational Licenses, Passes, Permits, and/or Stamps. There are some changes and warnings to share with you. So please read carefully. Know the Rules [column md=”4″ xclass=”col-xs-12
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Recreational Licensing

The Division of Fish & Wildlife offers licenses, permits, stamps, and passes for recreational fishing and hunting, and for the use of Delaware Wildlife Areas. Licenses, permits, stamps, and passes are available in-person at an authorized license agent or at the licensing desk inside DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, and, in most cases, online.
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Winning Waterfowl Stamp Contest Entries

The winning entries for the 2020/21 edition of the Delaware State Waterfowl Stamp Contest were chosen by a panel of judges at an event held on April 4, 2019 at the Dover Public Library.  A painting of an American Wigeon and a Chocolate Labrador Retriever by Guy Crittenden of Richmond, Virginia, will grace the 2020/21
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Delaware Waterfowl Stamp Contest Rules

The contest to select the design for the 2021/22 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp Contest is open November 1, 2019, through March 6, 2020.  All entries must be postmarked no later than midnight, March 6, 2020. Contest Rules, in Summary
Each entry should be
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Delaware Hunting and Fishing Photo Contests

Join the Division of Fish & 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.

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Jennifer Childears 302.739.9910
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Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center

The Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center is one of two state shooting ranges managed by the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife. It offers trap and skeet shooting, rifle and pistol shooting, archery, and more.
Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center 1205 River RoadNew Castle DE 19720302.382.1074

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Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp Program

The Delaware Waterfowl Stamp Program helps raise funds for waterfowl conservation. Hunters and stamp collectors buy stamps and prints. The money raised is used to restore and improve wetland habitat vital for migratory waterfowl. The Division of Fish & Wildlife began the program in 1980, in partnership with Delaware Ducks Unlimited. The program has generated
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Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers information and programs for hunters, anglers, bird-watchers, campers, bikers, hikers, swimmers and people who like to lie on their backs in the grass and gaze up at the clouds. Choose Your Outdoor Adventure Alapocas Run State Park
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Conservation Access Pass

Delaware’s Conservation Access Pass provides needed funding to help the Division of Fish & Wildlife maintain and improve public access, facilities, and wildlife habitat on State Wildlife Areas. A Conservation Access Pass is required for any registered motor vehicle that’s used to access State Wildlife Areas for hunting, bird-watching, photography and similar recreational activities.
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Photo Contest Information and Entry Form

Photo Contest Themes All entries will be judged against the contest themes. For fishing photos: Get Out and Fish DE For hunting photos: Get Out and Hunt DE

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Division of Fish & Wildlife

We Bring You Delaware’s Great Outdoors through Science and Service
The Division of Fish & Wildlife conserves and manages Delaware’s fish and wildlife and their habitats, and provides fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and boating access on nearly
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Topic: Outdoors and Recreation

Delaware is rich in natural beauty. Its landscape ranges from the rolling hills of New Castle County, through the coastal marshes and river systems of Kent County, to the woodlands and beaches of Sussex County.
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