Delaware - Hunter Education

(a) Every nonresident, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall obtain a general license before hunting, trapping, fishing, clamming, or crabbing in this State. Every nonresident required to obtain a hunting license who was born after January 1, 1967, shall have satisfactorily completed not less than 10 hours of instruction, which includes the safe and proficient use of hunting equipment, hunter responsibility, principles of wildlife management, wildlife identification, and, to the degree practical, a live firing experience before such person makes application for a hunting license. This instruction is to be provided by personnel of the Department or its authorized agents. Proof of completion of authorized hunter education courses of other states or Canadian provinces shall be accepted and deemed having met the instruction requirement. (b) Every nonresident required to obtain a trapping license who was born after January 1, 1978, shall have satisfactorily completed a course in trapping education approved by the Department before such person makes application for a trapping license. (c) The Social Security number of the applicant shall be included on the application for any nonresident's license. The information contained within hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and related databases may not be made available to the public. Government agencies may use license information for law-enforcement purposes involving fish and wildlife investigations, for research purposes involving hunting, trapping, or fishing harvest surveys conducted by Department scientists, excluding Social Security information, or as otherwise authorized by law. (d) The Department may use or provide a contractor with license information, excluding Social Security information, for the following limited purposes: (1) Retaining or recruiting hunters, trappers, and anglers. (2) Sustaining and increasing associated license sales. (e) Any contractor selected by the Department pursuant to subsection (d) of this section shall be subject to a confidentiality agreement that prevents the contractor from releasing, transferring, or using license information for any other purposes. Citation: 7 Del.C. § 506