Delaware Public Media

Division of fish and wildlife

Delaware Forest Service

A historic picnic pavilion at Redden State Forest is once again open to the public.


Delaware Public Media

Legislation allowing deer hunting on Sundays in the First State easily passed the State Senate. It now heads to the House.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware has its first indication that West Nile Virus is present in the state this year.


Seven sentinel chickens tested positive for the virus in August, according to Delaware’s Division of Public Health Laboratory.


Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Contrl Section Administrator Dr. William Meredith said all of the chickens were from New Castle County locations north of the C&D Canal.



DNREC will continue to administratively raise hundreds of agency fees unrelated to hunting, trapping or fishing despite Republican objections.

DNREC fee dispute could disrupt capital budget

Jun 26, 2015

Disputes over how the state Department of Fish and Wildlife can increase fees related to hunting and trapping could upend next year’s capital budget.

New language approved by the Bond Bill Committee Friday would force any new fee or fee increase associated with hunting, trapping or fishing to go through the General Assembly.

Gary Cooke

With the discovery of the season’s first piping plover nest at Cape Henlopen’s Gordons Pond Beach, DNREC is announcing the closure of a half-mile stretch of shore at one of the state’s most popular summer destinations.

The area between Herring Point and the Observation Towers will be off limits to the public starting Wednesday, May 20th, to protect the feeding and breeding areas of the migratory shorebirds.