Delaware Hunting & Fishing Regulations

Delaware State Hunting and Fishing Regulations

Delaware has no shortage of options when it comes to hunting. Migratory bird species include duck, coot, Canadian geese, snow geese, brant, tundra and mute swan, dove rails, woodcock, snipe, moorhens, and gallinules. Furbearer species range from raccoons and coyote to river otter, red and gray fox, and nutria. For those in search of bigger game, Delaware has both white-tailed and Sitka deer, although the sitka number is small, as well as turkey.

When it comes to fishing, Delaware has countless opportunities for both freshwater and saltwater fishermen. The rivers and streams offer a chance at perch, catfish, striped and large-mouth bass, and trout. Those looking to fish the bay and ocean can expect to reel in sea bass, tautog, tilefish, and bluefish. For those looking for an experience unique to Delaware, the state is famous for its blue-claw crab.

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