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Trapping License

A Trapping License is required for trapping animals

All individuals trapping animals are required to have a trapping license. . An approved Trapping Education Course is Mandatory for all persons born after January 1, 1978 as per Delaware Code.

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Department: DNREC

Division: Fish and Wildlife

Office: Recreational Licensing


Delaware's trapping license year covers the period of July 1 through June 30.


Various, please see:

Application Form

Applicable Laws

Applicable Rules and Regulations


Candace Dunning can be contacted by email at and by phone at 302-739-9918.


This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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