The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Fish & Wildlife recently announced publication of the 2017-18 Delaware Hunting & Trapping Guide.

This year’s cover features the winning photograph in the 2016/17 Hunting Photography Contest, “Couples Retreat” by Bo Wilkinson, of Dagsboro. The guide is available at participating license agents throughout the state; at the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover; and at

The guide lists season dates for the 2017-18 hunting and trapping seasons, including migratory game bird seasons, as well as a summary of Delaware laws and regulations pertaining to legal harvest of game species. Readers can find information on licensing and permit requirements, including the new hunting and trapping license fee structure and information on the new Conservation Access Pass. Hunting opportunities on public lands and listings for classes on hunting and trapping offered by the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Hunter Education Program are also included in the guide.

Hunting licenses and Delaware Waterfowl Stamps for the 2017-18 hunting and trapping seasons will go on sale July 1. Delaware residents ages 16-65 and nonresidents ages 16 or older must purchase an adult license to hunt in Delaware.

Hunting licenses and Delaware Waterfowl Stamps are sold online, at the licensing desk in DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building and by license agents statewide. To find a participating agent, or to purchase a license online, visit

For information on Delaware hunting licenses, call 739-9918.