Join the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife in celebrating Delaware’s fishing and hunting traditions by submitting your own fishing and hunting photographs for these annual contests. The contests are open to all Delaware residents of any age.
The winning photos appear in the next editions of the Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide and the Delaware Fishing Guide. The guides are available online, at the DNREC licensing desk in Dover, and at authorized license dealers throughout the state.
Please be sure to read all of the rules carefully. Any entries that do not follow all rules will not be accepted. Any photos under 2 MB will be rejected upon receipt.
Open Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, 2023. Judges will look for photographs that best depict youth and adult anglers fishing together in Delaware. Photographers are encouraged to capture an angling experience that portrays how adult anglers are passing down the tradition of learning to fish while enjoying Delaware’s great outdoors. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2023.
Open Sept. 1, 2023 through Jan. 31, 2024. Judges will look for photographs that best depict hunters actively engaged in hunting in Delaware. Photographers are encouraged to capture the hunter(s) in a scenic landscape representative of Delaware that portrays the adventure of the hunting experience. All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2024.
Contest theme: “Adventures in Fishing”
2022 Honorable Mentions
“Beautiful Day on the Delaware Bay”, by Will Geppert of Rehoboth Beach, featuring Trent Batson fishing in the shore along the pier at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware.
“Daddy Daughter Duo”, taken by Christy Janas of Newark, featuring Jerry Fisher and his daughter Airella at Bowers Beach, Delaware.
“Early Mornings at Broadkill Beach”, by Michael Street of Dover, featuring him fishing at Broadkill Beach, Delaware.
Contest Theme: “Adventures in Hunting!”
First Place: “Icy Morning…Memories in the Making,” taken by David Ross of Clayton featuring his son Huntley who were hunting in Little Creek, Delaware.
Second Place: “First Deer of the Year,” captured by Victoria Herndon of Middletown to commemorate her first deer harvest of the season.
2022/23 Honorable Mentions
“End of the Day…” by Julie Humphreys of Frederica of Mark Humphreys and son Wyatt.
“First Turkey,” taken by David Ross of Clayton, featuring his daughter Hailey and her first turkey harvest.
“Jacob’s 1st Drake Mallard,” by Jeremy M. Decento of Houston of his son Jacob and his first mallard harvest.