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Oct 29, 2014

Fall Hot-Stove baseball meeting Nov. 3

Attention baseball fans. The 2014 season will shortly be history, but that doesn’t mean the discussion of what if and why can’t proceed. Come to the Rehoboth Beach Public Library Monday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. for the Fall Hot-Stove baseball meeting to be held in the second-floor meeting room. To register, call 302-227-8044 or go to www.rehobothlibrary.org.

New forestland restricted from hunting

To ensure public safety, the Delaware Forest Service announces that 371 acres of newly acquired forestland at Redden State Forest is restricted from any and all forms of permitted hunting for the duration of the current 2014-15 season. In effect, these areas will function as safety zones until the surveyed boundaries are mapped and updated for inclusion on the current tract maps for Redden State Forest. This policy is in accordance with existing State Forest Regulations under the Delaware Code.

The announcement on the hunting restrictions, made in response to public inquiries about the status of the new properties, is based on the determination that forestry personnel will not be able to properly mark and delineate the correct boundaries of the new forestland and install proper signage during the course of an active hunting season.

Artesian golf outing benefits local organizations

Artesian Resources Corporation announced it has raised nearly $40,000 at its fourth annual charity golf outing. The recipients are the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, the Ministry of Caring in Delaware and the Ray of Hope Mission in Cecil County, Md.

More than 125 people were in attendance Oct. 9 at Odessa National Golf Course in Delaware to enjoy a round of golf and to partner with Artesian for this worthwhile cause.

"I am delighted that so many of our colleagues have joined with us for this special event each year. With the generous support of our corporate sponsors and the hard work of our employees, we are able to contribute to charities in our area that make a positive impact every day in the lives of so many people," said Dian C. Taylor, chair, president and CEO of Artesian Resources Corporation.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware provide before- and after-school care, educational services and curriculum-based learning as well as programs focusing on physical education, character building, the arts and culture. The Ministry of Caring is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides support services to the homeless and the working poor in the Wilmington area. The Ray of Hope Mission, based in Port Deposit, Md., helps support families and others in need with food and necessary items such as clothing and furniture. They also assist victims of domestic violence.

Special deer hunting day set for Nov. 1

To promote the sport and provide additional opportunities for hunting in Delaware, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated Saturday, Nov. 1, as a special deer hunting day for youth hunters ages 10 through 15 and nonambulatory disabled hunters on both public and private lands statewide.

Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult hunter age 21 or older; the adult companions must be licensed to hunt in Delaware or license exempt and may not possess a firearm during the hunt. Youth hunters must be of sufficient physical size and strength to safely handle a firearm. Youth hunters age 13 through 15 must have completed a hunter education course, possess a hunter education certification card and purchase a Delaware junior hunting license. To promote youth hunting, the Division of Fish & Wildlife is waiving deer stand fees for youth hunting on state wildlife areas on youth hunting days. Daily fees apply at all other times. Youth hunters may also hunt on regular-season days, accompanied by an adult.

On state wildlife areas that require a lottery drawing for available deer stands, the drawing will be held 1.5 hours before legal shooting time. To sign up for the lottery, participating hunters should plan to arrive two hours before legal shooting time. More information about deer stand lotteries and availability at individual state wildlife areas as well as rules specific to each wildlife area can be found online at Delaware Hunting Maps. Hard copies of these wildlife-area maps are also available at DNREC’s Dover license desk, or by calling the Wildlife Section office at 302-739-9912. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge will hold its own lottery for its deer stands.

Normal bag limits and regulations apply, and all deer taken must be registered. Deer can be registered online using DNREC’s HTR system at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/delhunt. Those who prefer to talk to a live customer service representative can call 855-DELHUNT (855-335-4868).

Specialized stands and hunting locations as well as special hunting permits also are available for disabled hunters. For more information, call 302-739-9912, or check the 2014-15 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide, available in printed form at the licensing office in DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, and at hunting license dealers statewide, or online at 2014-15 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide.

Delaware hunting licenses are sold online, at the Dover licensing office, and by license agents statewide. To find participating agents nearby, or to purchase a license online, visit Delaware Licenses. For more information on Delaware hunting licenses, call 302-739-9918.

Special Olympics seeks bowling coaches

Special Olympics Delaware seeks volunteer bowling coaches statewide for the upcoming season, which starts in early November and runs through mid-January. Practices are once a week (usually on the weekend) for two hours per week. Recreational or league bowling experience is required. Coaches' training is offered. Contact info@sode.org or 302-831-4653 for more information.

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