Delaware Division Of Fish And Wildlife Hunter Requirements To Hunt Snow Geese
Delaware – -(Ammoland.com)- The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife would like to remind hunters who wish to participate in this year’s extended snow goose conservation order that they must have a valid Delaware (or Maryland) hunting license, a 2009-2010 Delaware waterfowl stamp and a Delaware harvest information program (HIP) number, plus a snow goose conservation order permit number.
Now through April 17, 2010, hunters who have met these requirements may pursue snow geese every day except Sunday, using unplugged shotguns and electronic calls. During this time, legal shooting hours have been extended from a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset and daily bag and possession limits have been removed. All other federal and state hunting regulations apply.
Most state wildlife areas in all three counties will be open to snow goose hunting during the order. To avoid conflicts with the spring 2010 wild turkey season, snow goose hunting will be prohibited on state wildlife areas after Saturday, April 3. Bombay Hook and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges will be closed to hunting during the conservation order.
To obtain a free Snow Goose Conservation Order permit number, hunters may register at www.dehip.com. Once registered, hunters are required to keep this number in their possession while hunting snow geese and to report their hunting activity and success to the Division of Fish and Wildlife by May 31, 2010. A federal waterfowl stamp is not required.
For more information, please call 302-739-9912 or visit www.fw.delaware.gov.