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Delaware - 2016 Season

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AreaDatesNotes
StatewideApr 9 - May 7The season is divided into four (4) one-week segments. No Sunday hunting
Youth dayApr 2Any youth from 10-15 years old and any non-ambulatory disabled individuals may hunt. Young hunters must be accompanied by an unarmed adult at least 21 years old. Hunters ages 13-15 must have a valid DE hunting license and have taken a DE-approved turkey hunter safety course.

Additional Information

Bag LimitAreaLimit
StatewideBearded only
1 bird per year
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to 1:00 p.m.
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun20, 16, 12, or 10 gauge
ShotSizes #4, #5, #6 lead or steel. 7 or 7 1/2 shot permitted if it is part of a duplex or triplex load containing 4, 5, or 6 shot.
MuzzleloaderSmoothbore only, #4, 5, or 6 shot only.
ArcheryLongbow, compound, or crossbow. Minimum broadhead width of 7/8"