From the Delaware DNR and Environmental Control
-- A draft version of Delaware’s Deer Management Plan is the first plan ever produced for formally addressing the future of a deer herd that has grown into a state success story of wildlife restoration.
Before the plan is officially completed, the Division of Fish & Wildlife is soliciting feedback from anyone with interest in and concern about how deer are managed in Delaware. The new Delaware Deer Management Plan can be found at
Comments can be submitted by mailing them to Deer Management Plan Comments, Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, 6180 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna, DE 19977 or by emailing to Joseph.Rogerson@state.de.us .
Comments will also be accepted at three public meetings the Division will host in February, one in each of the state’s three counties. The dates and times include New Castle County – Feb. 18, 7-9 p.m., Ommelanden Hunter Education Center, 1205 River Road, New Castle, DE 19720; Kent County – Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m., DNREC Auditorium, Richardson & Robbins Building. 89 Kings Hwy, Dover, DE 19901; and in Sussex County – Feb. 17, 7-9 p.m., Delaware Tech Owens Campus, Seashore Hwy (Rte. 18), Georgetown, DE 19947
Written comments and suggestions will be accepted until the close of business on April 1. The finalized Delaware Deer Management Plan is expected to be available for review in May or June.
For more information about the Delaware deer management plan, or anything else related to white-tailed deer in the state, please contact Joe Rogerson, Fish and Wildlife Deer and Furbearer biologist, at (302) 735-3600.