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Hunting at Delaware State Parks

Environmental Stewardship Program
89 Kings Highway, Dover DE
(302) 739-9220

Information and Maps listed by park
Pre-season lotteries
Registration information
State Park Hunting Registration
Purchase a hunting license
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General Information

  • The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation allows hunting on its lands as a tool for wildlife management. It is permitted only when compatible with Division management objectives.
  • Some parks have additional pre-registration requirements. Hunters are urged to contact each park directly for complete information.
  • Special hunting rules are in effect at each State Park. These rules and park hunting maps must be obtained prior to hunting each site. They are available in printed form at each park where hunting is allowed, or at 89 Kings Highway, Dover. These special rules are in addition to the regulations outlined in the Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide: 2008-2009.
  • Bullfrog, snapping turtle and terrapin hunting is prohibited in all areas.
  • State Parks are multiple use areas. Hunters must share areas with other uses such as hiking, camping, biking, horseback riding, and boating. Extreme caution is required when hunting on State Park lands.
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Additional Park Registration Requirements

  • The following parks use lotteries to assign deer stands during certain shotgun seasons:

    Brandywine Creek State Park
    Fort Dupont
    State Park

    Check here for lottery information
  • To register for the archery program at White Clay Creek State Park, you must register at the park office.
  • To hunt during any shotgun deer season at Lums Pond State Park, you must pre-register in person at the park office. Call the park office at (302) 368-6989 for more information.

For more information about hunting, e-mail The Environmental Stewardship Program
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