Delaware Population and Management Archive - Delaware Page

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Delaware Deer Population and Management Archive

Estimated Annual Deer Kill

Estimated Annual Deer Kill

1954: 505

2000: 10,600

2001: 12,100

2002: 10,300

2003: 11,800

2004: 14,800

2005: 13,800

2006: 14,200

2007: 13,689

2008: 13,926

2009: 12,400

2010: 14,183

2011: 13,559

2012: 13,302

2013: 14,263

2014: 14,239

2015: 14,681

2016: 14,742

2017: 15,304

2018: 14,883

2019: 16,969

2020: 17,265



Data from 2000 to 2005 estimated from a graph on p. 58 of the Deer Management Plan [PDF]


A list of articles in the Archive. Alphabetical Order by Year.

Another record for Delaware hunters: 17,265 deer harvested in the 2020-2021 season March 4, 2021

Coyotes and other strange pests May 27, 2011 Delaware

Debate over coyote hunting regulations heating up September 2, 2013 Delaware

Deer baiting a topic of debate October 17, 2012 Delaware

Deer harvest bounces back from viral outbreak February 20, 2014 Delaware

Deer season conflicts, Sika deer and rude behavior November 21, 2014 Delaware

Delaware 2017 Deer Harvest

Delaware Agriculture Week: Farmers can learn latest in trends, research January 11, 2015

Delaware deer harvest down 1.9 percent February 20, 2013

Delaware Deer History

Delaware deer population healthy, trending slightly down November 22, 2019

Delaware Deer Population November 24, 2017

Delaware Deer Season 2013: Hunting Forecast October 4, 2013

Delaware Hunter and Trapper Registration System Wins Second National Award September 15, 2014

Delaware joins national effort to protect wildlife July 15, 2013

Delaware Launches New, Mobile Friendly, Hunting And Trapping Registration System July 15, 2013

Delaware records 3rd-highest deer harvest April 1, 2011

Delaware Sets Deer Harvest Record March 4, 2021

Delaware to allow hunting coyotes six months each year January 11, 2014

Delaware's 2011-2012 deer harvest – a bit less than last season February 21, 2012

Delaware's shotgun deer hunters keeping statewide herd stable December 20, 2020 Delaware

Delaware's White-tailed Deer 2016 Division of Fish and Wildlife

Delaware’s 2013-‘14 deer harvest ranks third all-time

Delaware’s 2013-‘14 deer harvest ranks third all-time February 14, 2014

Delaware’s 2014-15 deer harvest ranks fourth all-time

Delaware’s 2016/17 deer harvest sets new all-time high record March 1, 2017

Delaware’s 2016/17 deer harvest sets new all-time high record March 1, 2017

Delaware’s 2019-20 Deer Harvest Sets Record High July 9, 2020

Delaware’s White-Tailed Deer

Despite virus, Delaware deer harvest strong March 6, 2013

DNREC advises Delaware to stay clear of fawns May 20, 2014

DNREC advises on newborn fawns: What you need to know – and what you should and should not do if you ‘find’ them May 24, 2017 Delaware,

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2018/19 deer hunting harvest ranks as state’s 2nd all-time highest May 3, 2019 Delaware

Fish and Wildlife agents seek information on piebald deer poaching September 26, 2011 Delaware

Four local residents arrested on deer poaching charges November 15, 2012 Delaware

How many deer are in Delaware June 15, 2018? Where are they?

How many deer are in Delaware? Where are they? June 13, 2018 Delaware,

Incomplete coyote data muddies debate October 1, 2014 Delaware

Just one coyote killed during Delaware's first hunting season March 14, 2014

Markell Signs Wildlife Protection Bill July 21, 2013 Delaware

Much-anticipated statewide shotgun deer hunting season opens Nov. 14 November 10, 2014 Delaware

Muzzleloaders a hunting tradition October 15, 2014 Delaware

New Castle County natural area to be closed for 2 days to allow deer hunt December 14, 2011 Delaware

New coyote hunting season remains open through Feb 28 January 30, 2014 Delaware

New deer hunting regulations on four tracts of Redden State Forest August 13, 2012 Delaware

Prime mating season has deer out in full force on Delmarva November 14, 2011 Delaware

Shotgun Deer Season Started November 20, 2013 Delaware,

Shotgun Deer Season Starts Friday in Delaware November 13, 2013

Shotgun season set to bring in deer bounty November 12, 2012 Delaware

State may allow hunting, trapping of coyotes August 13, 2013 Delaware

Statewide muzzleloader deer hunting season to open Oct 10 October 10, 2014 Delaware

The effect of white‐tailed deer browsing on wheat quality and yields in Delaware MT Springer, JL Bowman, BL Vasilas - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2013

The impacts of white‐tailed deer browsing and distance from the forest edge on soybean yield JE Rogerson, JL Bowman, EL Tymkiw, GM Colligan… - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2014

Three Sussex men charged with multiple hunting violations March 8, 2013 Delaware

Tough year in Delaware for deer hunters December 2, 2013

Tough year in Delaware for deer hunters November 23, 2013 Delaware

What does 'deer season' really mean for Delaware? October 17, 2013