CHAPTER 148

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 182

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 7, TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REGULATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS CONCERNING GAME AND FISH.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend § 703, Title 7 of the Delaware Code by amending the introductory paragraph thereto immediately after the words “pursue muskrat” by striking the words “or red fox” and inserting in place thereof the following “, or to hunt red fox by chase only”.

Section 2. Amend § 703, Title 7 of the Delaware Code by deleting the existing subsection (2) and inserting in its place the following:

“(2) Red fox: October 1 to April 30, next following, red fox hunting whenever so permitted and whether occurring on public or private lands as provided herein, shall be permitted by chase only from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. Red fox hunting shall be permitted only on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during such time when it is lawful to take deer with a firearm or archery. However, red fox shall not be hunted by chase at all during deer hunting season that takes place in October, November or December. Notwithstanding the foregoing, red fox may be killed in accordance with § 788, Title 7 of the Delaware Code. The Division of Fish and Wildlife shall determine those public lands that are available for fox hunting by chase during any deer hunting season. From January through April, fox hunting by chase during deer hunting season shall be permissible on private lands only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday if the owner of the private land has authorized such hunting to occur thereon.”.

Approved July 17, 2007