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Delaware Hunting Seasons 2010 – 2011

2010/11 Delaware Hunting & Trapping Seasons

Shooting Hours: Deer and small game (except migratory birds, wild turkey, raccoon, opossum & frogs) ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. Raccoons, opossums, and frogs may be hunted at night. The shooting hours for migratory game birds and waterfowl are ½ hour before sunrise to sunset.All content printed in RED are proposed dates and/or regulations. Hunters should continue to monitor this webpage sometime after mid-June to determine if the seasons and/or proposed changes were formally adopted.

2010/11 Deer Seasons

Season
 

 

Season Date(s)    

Bag Limit1     

Archery2     September 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011    4   
Crossbow2     September 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011    4   
October Antlerless    October 1, 2, 18, 22, 23, 25, 29 & 30, 2010    4   
October Muzzleloader    October 8 – 16, 2010    4   
Youth Day    November 6, 2010    4   
November Shotgun    November 12 – 20, 2010    4   
December Antlerless    December 11 – 18, 2010    4   
January Handgun    January 1 – 8, 2011    4   
January Shotgun    January 15 – 22, 2011    4   
January Muzzleloader    January 24 – 29, 2011    4   

 

2010/11 Small Game, Turkey, Furbearer,

Bullfrog and Turtle SeasonsSpecies 

Season Date(s)  

Daily Limit  

Eastern Gray Squirrel  September 15, 2010 – February 5, 2011 
Bobwhite Quail  November 22, 2010 – February 5, 2011 
 

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
 

  

November 22, 2010 – February 28, 2011     4    
Ring-necked Pheasant (male only)     November 22, 2010 – February 5, 2011     2    
Wild Turkey (Youth Season) 1      To be determined     1    
Wild Turkey1      To be determined     1    
Red Fox (chase only)2      October 1, 2010 – April 31, 2011     0    
Red Fox3      November 1, 2010 – February 28, 2011     No Limit    
Raccoon and Virginia Opossum (chase only)     September 1 – October 7, 2010October 164 – October 30, 2010

 
 

  

March 1 – March 31, 2010

  

0 – Chase Only    
Raccoon and Virginia Opossum     November 1 – 11, 2010

November 204, 2010 – February 28, 2011
 

  

No Limit    
Bullfrog     May 1 – September 30, 2010     24    
Snapping Turtle5      June 15, 2010 – May 15, 2011     No Limit    
Diamondback Terrapin     September 1, 2010 – November 15, 2010     4    

 

1Season hours are ½ before sunrise until 1:00 PM. More Information for Small Game and Turkey Hunters 

  • Gray squirrels may be hunted during all seasons with shotguns, .17 and .22 cal. rimfire or pellet rifles with a rifled barrel or muzzleloading rifles up to .36 cal. south of the C&D Canal. Only shotguns may be used north of the C&D Canal. When a squirrel season overlaps with a deer firearms season, squirrel hunters must wear 400 square inches of hunter orange displayed on the head, chest and back.
  • Rabbit, Pheasant, and Quail: Hunters must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange material displayed on head, chest, and back when hunting during any deer firearm season.
  • Raccoons: Raccoons may be hunted and trapped on private land only at any time of the year, except on Sundays, in New Castle or Kent Counties from the southerly boundary of Rt. 380 and east and southeast of the center line of Rt. 13 and Rt. 113, south to the St. Jones River with permission of the landowner.
  • Bullfrog: May be taken with either a valid hunting and/or fishing license.
  • Hunters wishing to hunt turkeys on public land must enter the preseason lottery and possess a Division of F&W public land permit.
  • Youth hunters hunting turkeys during the Youth Season may only hunt on privately owned lands
  • 2From January 1 – April 31, 2011, fox hunting by chase during deer hunting season shall be permissible on private lands only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday if the owner of the private land has authorized such hunting to occur thereon except no chase is permitted during the October, November and December deer seasons. 

    3Red foxes may be harvested with the following: longbow; crossbow; shotgun; rimfire rifle or centerfire rifle up to .25 caliber; or a muzzle-loading rifle. However during any deer firearms season, it shall be unlawful to hunt red fox with any firearm that is not also legal for deer hunting. 

    4Season reopens ½ hour after sunset 

    5Minimum length is 8 inches on the curvature of the top of the shell.

    2010/11 Furbearer Trapping Seasons

    Species

      

      

     

      

     

     

    Season Date(s)   

    Daily Limit   

    Muskrat1, mink, otter, raccoon, and Virginia opossum   New Castle County: December 1, 2010 – March 10, 2011Kent and Sussex Counties: December 15, 2010 – March 15, 2011  No Limit 
    Migratory Game Bird and Waterfowl Seasons

    Species

      

      

     

      

     

     

    Season Date(s)   

    Daily Limit   

    Mourning Dove  September 1, 2010 – September 25, 2010 October 16, 2010 – October 30, 2010 December 10, 2010 – January 8, 2011  15 
    American Woodcock  November 22, 2010 – December 11, 2010 December 23 – January 1, 2011 
    Common Snipe  November 22, 2010 – December 11, 2010 December 23 – January 1, 2011 
    Common Crow  June 24, 2010 – March 26, 2011 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays only)  No limit 
    King & Clapper Rails  September 3, 2010 – November 11, 2010  10 
    Sora & Virginia Rails  September 3, 2010 – November 11, 2010  25 
    Moorhens and Gallinules  September 3, 2010 – November 11, 2010  15 
    Canada Geese (Resident)  September 1, 2010 – September 25, 2010  15 
    Early Teal  September 11, 2010 – September 29, 2010 
    Sea Ducks  September 28, 2010 – January 29, 2011 
    Youth Waterfowl Day  October 16, 2010 
    Ducks  October 22, 2010 – November 2, 2010November 22, 2010 – December 4, 2010 December 17, 2010 – January 29, 2011 
    Coots  Same as duck season  15 
    Mergansers  Same as duck season 
    Snow Goose  October 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011  15 
    Snow Goose Conservation Order1   February 1, 2011 – April 16, 2011  No limit 
    Canada Geese (Migratory)  November 22, 2010 – December 4, 2010December 23, 2010 – January 29, 2011 
    Brant  December 3, 2010 – January 29, 2011 

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