DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters that Jan. 15 is the one remaining Sunday deer hunting date for the 2016-17 hunting season.

Deer hunting participation and harvest on those Sundays open to deer hunting on Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas open to Sunday deer hunting and private property continue to increase, says Director David Saveikis. Hunters have registered 1,004 harvested deer statewide during the first four of this hunting season’s five Sunday deer hunting days.

Deer hunters going afield in the home stretch of Delaware’s 2016-17 hunting season still have a variety of hunting opportunities and options during January.



January handgun deer-hunting season is open through Jan. 14.

January shotgun deer-hunting season is open Jan. 14-21, including Sunday, Jan. 15.

January muzzleloader deer hunting season is open Jan. 23-28.

The continuing archery and crossbow deer hunting seasons conclude Jan. 31.

All Division of Fish & Wildlife public wildlife areas are open for Sunday deer hunting with portions of some wildlife areas closed to Sunday deer hunting. All DNREC’s Delaware State Parks lands are closed to Sunday deer hunting.

For information, or to request printed copies of wildlife area maps showing areas open and closed to Sunday deer hunting, call the Wildlife Section office at 739-9912 or visit dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Pages/Sunday-deer-hunting.aspx.