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Delaware Hunting Outfitters and Guides Deer Facts
As the years passed after that first season, the deer population increased and the herd’s range expanded as habitat was restored. So well did deer recover that, in an attempt to slow the population growth rate, harvest seasons and bag limits were liberalized. The extended hunting season and larger seasonal bag limit are integral to the deer management program. Through them, over the past three hunting seasons, the Division of Fish and Wildlife has experienced its top three all-time deer harvests.Nor do deer hunters in Delaware have to look very far to find a place to hunt: Approximately 10 percent of land is state-owned, and open for public hunting. It also is divided into 18 Deer Management Zones, and within each zone there exist numerous public hunting opportunities. And while there may be a tendency to overlook the state for white-tail trophy potential due to its small geographic size, the number of quality bucks harvested per square mile is comparable to the Midwest and other areas more often considered "prime" deer hunting regions.
Delaware Hunting Outfitters and Guides Duck Goose Facts
In January, subject to weather and mechanical delays. The January flight is part of a coast-wide effort to survey waterfowl throughout the Atlantic Flyway at approximately the same time. The state surveys cover the primary waterfowl habitat in Delaware, approximately the eastern half of the state, and are divided into 11 zones. Not all duck and goose can be seen equally well from a plane. The surveys give fairly accurate information about goose, but duck populations such wood duck and sea duck are almost impossible to count.The important feature of these counts is that they augur for long-term trends that are useful to measure changes in waterfowl management strategies and the environment. In most cases no single survey count is especially important in itself, but cumulative counts have revealed important changes over the years.For example, the state's waterfowl surveys detected the decline in the migrant population of Canada geese, the dwindling use by ducks of the Christiana marshes after Interstate 95 was constructed, and recent increases in duck using the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge area after the refuge accomplished phragmites and water control. Winter counts are used as a measure of black duck abundance and other population changes. Although imperfect, surveys are a useful tool for waterfowl manager