Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Address:2591 Whitehall Neck Rd
Smyrna, DE 19977

Established: 1937.
Location:On the western shore of Delaware Bay about 10 miles northeast of Dover, Delaware.
Facilities:Visitor center, auto tour route, trails, observation towers, historic Allee House.
Activities:Hiking, hunting, educational programs, bird and wildlife watching.
Special Features:During May and June, when horseshoe crabs lay eggs along the bay shore and mud flats, thousands of shorebirds stop to feed before continuing their northward migration.
Habitats: 15,978 acres primarily of tidal salt marsh, with creeks, rivers, croplands, freshwater impoundments, wooded upland, swamp, and brush.
Access: Open during daylight hours. Portions closed seasonally.
Wild life: Migrating waterfowl, a variety of ducks, shorebirds, wading birds, frogs, turtles, whitetail deer, horseshoe crabs.

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Waterfowl and Trout Stamp entries are on display through Friday, April 29 at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.
With populations often exceeding 100,000 during the peak of the migration in late November, Bombay Hook and Prime Hook NWRs are important areas for greater snow geese.
One region where greater snow geese have been attracted to agricultural areas in increasing numbers is near the Prime Hook and Bombay Hook NWRs in Delaware.
In addition, DMPVA worked with the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge to hold a goose hunt for wheelchair users.
Following the competition, entries will be on display at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge April 15-29.
and drive 90 minutes to the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Smyrna, Del.
Bombay Hook spans eight miles, covering 16,251 acres, along the Delaware Bay.
We can usually accommodate all the duck hunters that want to use our duck blinds, and we've never filled up with snow goose hunters, but we'll get a big crowd for the drawing when Canada geese are in," said Oscar Reed, deputy manager of Bombay Hook.
Delaware is in the Atlantic Flyway, so Bombay Hook is a prime wintering destination for up to 50,000 migrating Atlantic Population Canada geese.
Delaware also has good public opportunities in Bombay Hook and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges as well as in numerous wildlife management areas.

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