Registration For Delaware’s Mandatory Wild Turkey Hunting Course

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces registration for Delaware’s mandatory wild turkey hunting course


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DOVER (Jan. 27, 2016) – With Delaware’s spring wild turkey hunting season fast approaching, DNREC’s Hunter Education Program reminds both resident and non-resident hunters that they must pass a Delaware-approved course on turkey hunting before they can legally hunt turkeys in the First State.

Registration is now open for the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s one-day mandatory wild turkey hunter education course, which is offered in all three counties in Delaware. Students only need to attend one of the two dates offered: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 or Sunday, Feb. 7, at one of the following locations:

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  • New Castle County – Ommelanden Hunter/Trapper Education Training Center and Range, 1205 River Road, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Kent County – Little Creek Hunter Education Training Center, 3018 Bayside Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Sussex County – Owens Station Shooting Sports & Hunter Education Center, 12613 Hunters Cove Road, Greenwood, DE 19950

“Delaware’s turkey hunter education course teaches students age 10 and up important turkey hunting safety information, and current laws and regulations pertaining to wild turkey hunting in the state,” said Delaware Hunter Education Coordinator Mark Ostroski. “Students also learn the biology and behavior of the wild turkey, the wild turkey’s history in Delaware and turkey calling.”

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to print their Delaware Turkey Safety Card or have the turkey course added to their Delaware Hunter Education Card, which must be carried while hunting, Ostroski said.

All students planning on attending one of the courses must register in advance. To register and enroll into the course, click Hunter Education Online Access and after logging in, click “Sign me up” and select “Mandatory Turkey Ed.” Students may also contact the Hunter Education Office at 302-735-3600, ext. 1.

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