Hunters may take turkey, grey squirrel, cottontail rabbit, ring-necked pheasant, bobwhite quail, raccoon, opossum, red fox and mourning dove in season in accordance with state hunting regulations. The South Upland Area hunts are managed by the state of Delaware and facilitated at the Little Creek Checking Station. No refuge fees are charged to hunt in this area, but State fees may apply. • Only non-toxic shot may be used and in possession to hunt small game• Additional State Wildlife Area rules apply. Consult Delaware’s Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Little Creek Wildlife Area - Davey Crockett Tract Hunting Map
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Birds of prey, or raptors are specifically suited to their lives as hunters. Their strong legs and powerful grasping feet with sharp talons help them catch and kill prey. Hooked bills help tear the meat. Hawks, falcons, eagles and owls are an important part of the balance of nature because they help keep insect and rodent populations in check.
The winter is a good time to look for a variety of raptors. Northern harriers fly over the salt marsh and fields. Look for the eastern screech owl sitting in the hole of a wood duck box. Bald eagles, red-tailed and Cooper's hawks can be spotted on tree branches.