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Delaware

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Overview

Known For

Waterfowl and whitetail deer hunting

Terrain

Contains some rolling hills, but mostly flat

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Coyote
Coyote
No limit.
Sep 1, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Deer
Deer – Archery
Statewide. May also use crossbow during this season.
Sep 1, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Deer
Deer – Special Antlerless 1
Statewide.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Deer
Deer – Muzzleloader 1
Statewide.
Oct 7, 2022 Oct 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Special Antlerless 2
Statewide.
Oct 17, 2022 Oct 17, 2022
Deer
Deer – Special Antlerless 3
Statewide.
Oct 21, 2022 Oct 24, 2022
Deer
Deer – Special Antlerless 4
Statewide.
Oct 28, 2022 Oct 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Youth & Disabled Hunt
Statewide.
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Deer
Deer – Shotgun 1
Statewide.
Nov 11, 2022 Nov 20, 2022
Deer
Deer – Special Antlerless 5
Statewide.
Dec 10, 2022 Dec 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Handgun 1
Statewide.
Jan 7, 2023 Jan 7, 2023
Deer
Deer – Handgun 2
Statewide.
Jan 9, 2023 Jan 14, 2023
Deer
Deer – Shotgun 2
Statewide.
Jan 14, 2023 Jan 22, 2023
Deer
Deer – Muzzleloader 2
Statewide.
Jan 23, 2023 Jan 29, 2023
Duck
Duck – September Teal
Daily bag limit of 6.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 28, 2022
Duck
Duck – Regular Part 1
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Oct 21, 2022 Oct 29, 2022
Duck
Duck – Regular Part 2
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Duck
Duck – Regular Part 3
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Dec 9, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Fox
Red Fox
No limit. Season closed during the Oct. muzzleloader, Oct. antlerless, Nov. youth and non-ambulatory hunt, Nov. general firearm, and Dec. antlerless seasons.
Nov 1, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Goose
Goose – Early Canada Goose
Daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Goose
Goose – Snow Goose Part 1
Daily bag limit of 25.
Oct 1, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose Part 1
Daily bag limit of 2.
Nov 23, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Goose
Goose – Canada Goose Part 2
Daily bag limit of 2.
Dec 24, 2022 Jan 23, 2023
Goose
Goose – Conservation Order Part 1
Snow goose no limit.
Feb 1, 2023 Feb 3, 2023
Goose
Goose – Snow Goose Part 2
Daily bag limit of 25.
Feb 4, 2023 Feb 4, 2023
Goose
Goose – Conservation Order Part 2
Snow goose no limit.
Feb 6, 2023 Apr 7, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant
Males only. Daily bag limit of 2.
Nov 21, 2022 Feb 4, 2023
Quail Game Type
Bobwhite Quail
Daily bag limit of 6.
Nov 21, 2022 Jan 7, 2023
Rabbit
Cottontail Rabbit
Daily bag limit of 4.
Nov 21, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Segment A
Season limit of 1 bearded turkey. Special permits are required and must be applied for.
Apr 8, 2023 Apr 14, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Segment B
Season limit of 1 bearded turkey. Special permits are required and must be applied for.
Apr 15, 2023 Apr 21, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Segment C
Season limit of 1 bearded turkey. Special permits are required and must be applied for.
Apr 22, 2023 Apr 28, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Segment D
Season limit of 1 bearded turkey. Special permits are required and must be applied for.
Apr 29, 2023 May 6, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Hunting GPS Maps

Delaware Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer wildlife areas, state parks, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and public property boundaries and ownership names. View trails, roads […]

Hunt Zones

Hunting Layers

DE Private Lands Preview

DE Private Lands

Over 360,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Delaware. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

DE Gov Lands Preview

DE Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 160,000 acres in Delaware to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

DE Deer & Turkey Zones Preview

DE Deer & Turkey Zones

Delaware Deer / Turkey Zones. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.


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