The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recently reminded hunters who placed portable deer stands on state wildlife areas that all stands must be removed.

Any stands that remain on wildlife areas after Feb. 15 will become the property of the Division of Fish & Wildlife.

“State wildlife areas are available for the use and enjoyment of everyone,” said Craig Rhoads, DNREC Habitat Conservation and Management program manager. “To ensure wildlife area users’ safety and to avoid impeding wildlife management activities — and for hunters to avoid loss of their property — it is important that all temporary deer stands are removed.”

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