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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Government shutdown to impact hunting access to federal lands in Delaware

  • The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is alerting hunters that due to the temporary shutdown of the Federal Government, hunting access provided through DNREC to Bombay Hook and Prime Hook national wildlife refuges will be suspended until further notice.
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  • The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is alerting hunters that due to the temporary shutdown of the Federal Government, hunting access provided through DNREC to Bombay Hook and Prime Hook national wildlife refuges will be suspended until further notice.
    "Bombay Hook and Prime Hook national wildlife refuges are closed to the public, which means that hunters will not be able to access these federal lands until the federal shutdown is resolved, and this includes access normally managed by the Division in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service," said Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Saveikis.
    The federal shutdown does not affect Delaware's state-owned wildlife areas, which will be open for all traditional activities, including Saturday's waterfowl hunting day for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters. Waterfowl hunting opportunities for youth and disabled hunters will be available at all state wildlife areas that normally provide waterfowl hunting.
    For more information: (302) 739-9912.
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