With a recent change in Delaware law, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish & Wildlife announced deer hunting is allowed on five specified Sundays on private lands and on designated public lands beginning with the 2016-17 hunting season.

With a recent change in Delaware law, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced deer hunting is allowed on five specified Sundays on private lands and on designated public lands beginning with the 2016-17 hunting season.

The dates will be from one half-hour before sunrise until one half-hour after sunset Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and 20, Dec. 11 and Jan. 15, 2017.

Under the law, Sunday deer hunting on these dates will be allowed during regular hunting hours at the discretion of the landowner, while government agencies, including the Division of Fish & Wildlife, can designate public lands open for Sunday deer hunting on the dates after seeking public comment. Sunday deer hunting is proposed on specified state wildlife areas at locations as shown by maps found on the Fish & Wildlife website.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife is requesting public comment on the proposed locations.

To submit written comments, mail to: Karen Kennedy, Wildlife Section, Division of Fish & Wildlife, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901; or email dnrec_sunday_hunting_comments@state.de.us by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 26.