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Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 23 at 11:00a.m., the Delaware House Natural Resources and Energy Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that would remove an existing prohibition on the hunting of Gamebirds on Sundays in Delaware.

AKC is not taking an official position on this bill.  Those who wish may comment on House Bill 271 using the information below.


House Bill 271 would eliminate the current prohibition against hunting game birds on Sundays.  The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control would maintain the authority to establish and regulate season dates, bag limits and enforcement for the hunting of game birds.  Currently, Delaware prohibits the hunting of any game birds or game animals (except deer) on Sundays.

Additional information is available through the Kent (County) Economic Partnership, among other organizations.

How to Submit Comments:

Those wishing to comment on HB 271 may contact members of the Committee or submit public comment either in writing, in person, or via Zoom:

Committee members contact information can be found here (click on the member’s name).

The Committee’s website provides information on and instructions on participating in person, virtually, or in writing.

AKC Government Relations has not taken a position on this legislation and continues to monitor legislation impacting dog owners in Delaware.  For questions or more information, contact AKC GR at