Dover, DE -(AmmoLand.com)- The judges’ decisions are in, with five top entries chosen for the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2015/16 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest.
First place was awarded to Lance Barrowcliff of Wilmington for “A Day to Remember,” featuring his brother, Brian Barrowcliff, and Brian’s four-year-old son Brody Barrowcliff waterfowl hunting with their dog Cocoa in Townsend. The second place winner was “Calling the Ducks In,” taken by Smyrna resident Paul Garcia, of his 10-year-old son Dominic Garcia waterfowl hunting at the Little Creek Wildlife Area in Little Creek.
Other entries receiving honorable mention were:
- “Setting up Dekes,” by Rob Hossler of Smyrna, featuring his 15-year-old daughter Laurel Hossler setting up waterfowl decoys at Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn.
- “Hunting Buddies,” taken by Paul Garcia, featuring his son Dominic and their hunting dog Cali waterfowl hunting at the Little Creek Wildlife Area in Little Creek.
- “Love Their Dog Daisy,” taken by Barbara Greer of Middletown, featuring her grandchildren Ryan and Lauren Greer with their dog Daisy waterfowl hunting near Middletown.
The winning photos will appear in the 2016/17 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide. The hunting guide will be available online, at the DNREC license desk in Dover, and at hunting license agents statewide in July 2016.
Three judges – Division of Fish & Wildlife Director David Saveikis, and local photographers Tony Pratt and Freda Barrett, both DNREC employees – reviewed the entries and narrowed them to the top five. The contest specified that photographs must have been taken in Delaware. This year’s “Hunters in Action” theme carried a lot of photographic consideration from the judges in selecting winning entries.
“Our hunting photo contest theme was ‘Hunters in Action,’ and this year’s winner captures two generations of hunters sharing a goose hunt,” said Director Saveikis. “The Division’s annual hunting photo contest provides a great opportunity for hunters to capture and share their hunting experiences with other hunters.”
About the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife:
The DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting and boating laws and regulations. Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580.
Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Pages/OpGameTheft.aspx.