The May 24 deadline is fast approaching for Delaware residents to submit applications for the annual low-number hunting license lottery, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. Applications must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, May 21 or hand-delivered to the Richardson & Robbins Building in Dover by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 24. No applications will be accepted after that date under any circumstances.

The Division will conduct the lottery drawing for 20 available low-number Delaware hunting licenses with numbers under 1,000 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 in the auditorium at DNREC’s main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building.

Licenses will be awarded to the applicants whose names are drawn starting with the lowest and ending with the highest number available via a live drawing. The lottery is open to the public but successful applicants do not need to be present as they will be notified by phone or mail.

The following information applies to the low-numbered licenses:

  • The license will be assigned to the successful applicant.
  • An applicant must be a Delaware resident, having lived at a primary residence in the state for at least one year.
  • An applicant must be at least 15 years of age, and not older than 64 years of age on July 1, 2013.
  • The license holder will be notified annually by mail for renewal.
  • The license is not transferable by the selected applicant to any individual.
  • Individuals who currently hold a low-numbered license are not eligible.
  • To be considered, an applicant must submit one and only one postcard, either by mail or hand-deliver it to the Richardson & Robbins building in Dover.

Postcards must be addressed to:

Candace Dunning
Low-Number Hunting License Lottery
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Also, the following information must be included on the reverse side of the postcard: applicant’s name, street address, city, state, ZIP code and daytime phone number. Applications will not be included in the drawing if there is more than one postcard per applicant, or if postcards are received without the information above.

For more information about the low-number drawing, please call Candace Dunning, Division of Fish and Wildlife Licensing Section, at 302-739-9918.

Logo courtesy Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

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