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9:28 am
Fri December 12, 2014

White-Tailed Deer Hunt at Brandywine Creek State Park

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Wildlife officials will conduct a controlled deer hunt at Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said Thursday that the park will be closed to the general public during the hunt on Tuesday and Wednesday. The hunt will be conducted from deer stands.

The controlled hunt has been conducted every year since 1994 to reduce the number of white-tailed deer in the 1,000-acre park. Hunting is not otherwise permitted in the park.

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8:25 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Deer Hunting Season Begins for Whitetail Population

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland's two-week firearm deer season is opening with more Sunday hunting opportunities and other rule changes aimed reducing the whitetail population.

Maryland's most popular deer season begins Saturday and continues through Dec. 13. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters using modern firearms accounted for 46 percent of all deer taken in 2013-14.

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7:36 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Duck Hunting Season Begins in Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The regular duck hunting season in Delaware opens on Friday.
There will be a daily limit of six ducks, excluding mergansers and coots, which have daily limits of five and 15 respectively.
The Division of Fish & Wildlife says the season segment dates for hunting migratory ducks are: Oct. 24 to Nov. 11; Nov. 24 to Nov. 29; and Dec. 12 to Jan. 24.
Officials say most state wildlife areas hold a lottery drawing for waterfowl blinds 90 minutes before legal shooting time.

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8:46 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Snow Goose Hunting Opens This Saturday

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Wildlife officials say residents can begin hunting snow geese as part of a game management plan.

The 2014 Snow Goose Conservation Order to allow harvesting of snow geese will start on Saturday and run through Feb. 7. It will reopen on Feb. 10 and run through April 12.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife says the season was created to reduce and stabilize the greater snow goose population.

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10:28 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Government Shutdown Could Impact on Blackwater Wildlife Refuge

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Hunters with permits will not be able to go inside the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge this month if the government shutdown continues.

The gates are locked and caution tape blocks off entrances into the refuge.

And, Tom Hook, Treasurer of the group Friends of Blackwater tells WBOC that the park rangers are still on duty and will hand out tickets to trespassers.

If the park is still closed by the weekend of the 18th and 19th  the next time the refuge will be open to hunters will be the first weekend of November.

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12:28 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

New Rules for Hunting Coyotes in Delaware

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are proposing new rules to allow hunting and trapping of coyotes.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is proposing a change to allow hunters to seek out and kill coyotes from November through February. Coyotes and red fox could be trapped from December to March.

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8:52 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Special Hunting Day for Young Children

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state has designated a special waterfowl hunting day for children and non-ambulatory disabled hunters.

Hunting on public and private land will be permitted Dec. 8 for hunters ages 10 through 15 and non-ambulatory disabled hunters.

Young hunters must be accompanied by a licensed or exempt hunter over age 21. The children must also be of sufficient physical size and strength to safely handle a firearm.

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11:31 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Opening Tract in Chesapeake Forest for Hunting

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SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Department of Natural Resources says it has decided to open the 4,800-acre Foster tract in the Chesapeake Forest to public hunting.

The department also announced Thursday that it plans to move 15 other smaller tracts from public hunting to leased hunting. DNR has been gathering the public's input on proposed changes to hunting areas in the Chesapeake Forest, which cover nearly 67,000 acres in six lower Eastern Shore counties.

8:25 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Maryland Officials Seek Public Input on Hunting in Lower Eastern Shore

SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it is seeking the public's input on proposed changes to hunting areas in the Chesapeake Forests on the lower Eastern Shore.

The department says it is accepting public comments until Aug. 11 on the changes proposed for the 2012-2013 hunting season. DNR owns the Chesapeake Forests, which cover nearly 67,000 acres in six lower Eastern Shore counties. The proposed changes affect more than 7,800 acres.