Delaware

Delaware is home to a beautiful oceanfront coastline, mineral-rich soil, and numerous waterways. The First State has a vibrant and authentic history, spanning the entirety of America’s existence. With about 68,000 acres of public land, Delaware offers a plethora of sportsmen’s activities and water sports options. In addition to big game animals of white-tailed deer and red foxes, the small game variety of Delaware is exuberant, ranging from coyotes, ring-neck pheasants, quail, and cottontail rabbits. Waterfowlers are also in for a treat as ducks and snow geese are abundant in Delaware.


Delaware State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Senator Tom Carper

Delaware Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member

Governor John Carney

Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Senator Nicole Poore
Senator Brian Pettyjohn
Representative William Carson Jr.
Representative Jeff Spiegelman

News Alerts

Feb 20 2024 CSF-Supported Legislation to Remove Prohibition on Sunday Migratory Game Bird Hunting Introduced in Delaware and Maryland

Why It Matters: Currently, if you go game bird hunting in Maryland and Delaware,...

Jan 22 2024 Delaware House Bill 271 Seeks to Lift Sunday Game Bird Hunting Prohibition

Why It Matters: Currently, in Delaware, Sunday hunting for game birds is prohibited. Delaware’s...

Apr 20 2020 Delaware: Caucus Co-Chairs Call on Governor to Promote Responsible Outdoor Recreation during COVID-19

Contact: Brent Miller, Northeastern States Senior Director, States Program Team AdministratorMonday, April 13, the...

Jan 27 2020 Delaware: Caucus Convenes for First Meeting of the 2020 Legislative Session

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn January 23, the...

Aug 12 2019 Delaware: Governor Carney Holds Signing Ceremony for Bill to Expand Hunting and Fishing Opportunities for Service-Wounded Veterans

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn August 1, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Governor...

May 28 2019 Delaware: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Policy Luncheon

Contact Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn May 16, the bipartisan and bicameral Delaware...

Apr 22 2019 Delaware: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Policy Meeting

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn April 18,...

Mar 11 2019 Delaware: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts another Productive Policy Meeting

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn March 7, the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted...

Feb 04 2019 Delaware: Caucus Co-Chair Receives Award in Recognition of Dedication to Sportsmen’s Issues

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic CoordinatorOn January 31, the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association presented Senator...

Jan 14 2019 Delaware: Another Big Year on the Horizon for the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorCongressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator Brett Stayton...

Aug 17 2018 Delaware: CSF Co-Sponsors Governor’s Sporting Clays Competition and Bill Signing Ceremony

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn August 12, Delaware Governor John Carney, a member...

Aug 17 2018 Mid-Atlantic: CSF Hosts Regional Policy Forum, Suppressor and Air Rifle Demonstration

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn August 9, members of the Delaware and Maryland...

Jul 13 2018 Delaware: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Continues Successful Track Record

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic State CoordinatorWith the recent conclusion of the 2018 legislative session,...

Jul 12 2018 Governor Carney Signs Sunday Hunting Bill into Law, Expanding Hunting Access and Opportunity

On July 11, Delaware Governor John Carney, a member of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Jun 29 2018 Delaware: Handgun Hunting Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn June 28, Delaware HB 156 unanimously passed the Senate by...

Jun 22 2018 Delaware: Sunday Hunting Legislation Passes House Committee

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn June 20, Senate Bill 198, championed by the...

Jun 22 2018 Delaware: Handgun Hunting Legislation Passes House

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn June 19, Delaware HB 156 passed out of...

Jun 08 2018 Delaware: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Convenes for Final Policy Meeting of 2018

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn June 5, the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held...

May 11 2018 Delaware: Caucus Co-Chair Introduces Legislation to Expand Sunday Hunting Opportunities

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn May 3, Senator Bruce Ennis, Co-Chair of the...

May 04 2018 Delaware: Caucus Holds Policy Forum

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn April 26, the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held...

Apr 06 2018 Delaware: Caucus Hosts Policy Forum on a Wide Range of Sportsmen’s Issues

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn March 22, the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held...

Jan 25 2018 Delaware: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts First Policy Forum of 2018

On January 23, members of the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus gathered with Congressional Sportsmen’s...

Jan 11 2018 Delaware: Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Senator Lawson Guest Speaker at Women in the Outdoors Seminar

On January 5, Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus member Senator Dave Lawson and Congressional Sportsmen’s...

Aug 31 2017 CSF Welcomes Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce Kara Hartman as the newest...

Jul 13 2017 Delaware: Bipartisan Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Welcomes Governor Carney as 33rd Member

On July 6, Delaware Governor John Carney joined this bipartisan Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC)....

Mar 30 2017 Delaware: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Suppressor Policy Luncheon

On March 23, the bipartisan, bicameral Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, co-chaired by Senators Bruce...

Jan 26 2017 Delaware: Sportsmen’s Caucus Kicks Off 2017 Session

On January 24, the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its first meeting of the...

Jan 19 2017 Delaware: Sportsmen’s Caucus Seeks Protection of Game Meat Donors

On January 10, Representative Jeff Spiegelman, Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s...

Jul 28 2016 Delaware: Sunday Hunting Bill Signed into Law

On July 19, Delaware House Bill 289 (DE HB 289) was signed into law...

Jun 16 2016 Delaware: Sunday Deer Hunting Bill Heads to Governor

On June 7, House Bill 289, legislation to expand seven-day hunting, championed by the...

Jun 02 2016 Delaware: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Policy Meeting, Sunday Hunting Advances

On May 19, the bipartisan and bicameral Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, co-chaired by Senators...

May 19 2016 Delaware: Sunday Deer Hunting Bill Passes House, Senate Committee

On May 11, HB 289, a bill to expand Sunday hunting, championed by the...

Apr 21 2016 Delaware: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Policy Meeting

On April 12, the bipartisan and bicameral Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, chaired by Senators...

Mar 24 2016 Delaware: Sportsmen’s Caucus Introduces Sunday Hunting Bill

On March 9, the bipartisan and bicameral Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (Caucus), chaired by...

Jan 14 2016 Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Kicks Off 2016 Session

On January 14, the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its first meeting of the...

Dec 03 2015 Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Inaugural Meeting

On November 24, the Delaware Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its inaugural meeting at the...

Oct 08 2015 Delaware Becomes 48th State to Join the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the addition of the bipartisan...

Aug 20 2015 CSF Hosts Delaware Reception on Sunday Hunting and Suppressors

On Monday, August 17, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) hosted a reception for members...

Latest policy updates

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

Introduction Sunday hunting bans are one of the last remaining examples of...

One important tool for protecting fish and wildlife habitat is a state-level...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

The vast majority of states in the nation now have a system...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 Delaware: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Delaware: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Delaware

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Delaware

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Delaware

Delaware sportsmen and women outnumber the residents of Dover, the state’s largest city (85,000...

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