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Sussex Countian
  • Delaware's dove, resident Canada goose and teal seasons to open in September

  • The opening of the mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas will be on Sept. 2.
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  • The opening of the mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas will be on Sept. 2.
    Non-toxic shot must be used for all dove hunting on state and wildlife areas during the month of September. on Sept. 12, hunters can start adding teal to their bag. The daily teal bag limit has increased from four to six birds and the possession limit is now 18 birds.
    A Delaware hunting license is required to participate in the migratory game bird season. A resident annual hunting license costs $25 for ages 16-64. A resident junior hunting license costs $5 for ages 13-15. To hunt waterfowl in Delaware, including teal, residents age 16-64 are required to purchase a state waterfowl stamp, which costs $9.
    For more information on hunting opportunities, procedures and rules on state wildlife areas, call (855) 335-4868 or (302) 739-9912 or visit fw.delaware.gov.
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