The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Hunter Education Program reminded hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, that they need to have a hunter safety card as proof of having taken a basic hunter education safety course to purchase a Delaware hunting license and also must carry the card while hunting.

Hunters who took the course after 2008 and need a new copy of their card can visit The system will ask for their last name, date of birth and the last four digits of their Social Security number. After entering their information, hunters will be able to print a new card.

Those who took their hunter safety course prior to 2008 should call the Hunter Education Office at 735-3600, ext. 1, to update their records so they can go online to print a new card.

In years past, hunters were required to provide their hunter safety number when they purchased their first Delaware license. That number was then stored in licensing records and automatically pulled up when hunters purchased their next annual license. Due to a change in licensing software, hunter safety numbers are no longer automatically applied to future license purchases.

Delaware hunting licenses are sold at; at the licensing desk in DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover; and by license agents statewide.

For more, call 739-9918 or visit