Delaware Rabbit Hunting Season Extended To Feb. 27

Delaware Rabbit Hunting Season Extended To Feb. 27

Rabbit Hunting  Image: Gameandfishmag.com
Rabbit Hunting Image: Gameandfishmag.com
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife

Delaware –-(AmmoLand.com)- The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the rabbit hunting season has been extended by approximately two weeks to Saturday, Feb. 27.

This extension comes as the result of a new regulation that will end Delaware’s rabbit season each year on the last day of February or the last Saturday of the February if the month ends on a Sunday.

“Division staff conducted a careful review of the biological data,” said Wildlife Section Administrator Greg Moore. “It was concluded that the season extension would not adversely affect the state’s rabbit population.”

With deer hunting seasons expanding in recent years, rabbit hunters have lost opportunities to pursue their sport. Some public lands are closed to rabbit hunters during deer seasons and some private lands have also become unavailable due to conflicts with deer hunting. This season extension will bring back some of the rabbit hunting opportunities lost in recent years.

For more information, please contact Ken Reynolds, Wildlife Section, at 302-735-3600.

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