Milford neck wildlife area is a natural pack divided into ten tracts totaling 5,038 acres. It is located in southeastern Kent County, Delaware. Milford neck is the most extensive remaining woodland in Delaware of over 1,000 acres owned by the state of Delaware, Nature Conservancy, and others.
The landscape of Milford neck is a combination of undeveloped beaches and dunes, shifting shorelines, expansive marshland, island hammocks, swamps, upland forest, and farmland. It offers a home for birds that visit during spring to feed on eggs laid by horseshoe crabs. It is known for its 350-acre hunting ground and dog training facility.
Five tracts, Coverdale tract, gray farm tract, hall tract, holler tract, and Penuel tract, are located in the Murderkill River drainage. Four tracts, Dickerson tracts, jester tract, Masten tracts, and Rawley’s tract, are located in the Mispillon river drainage area. One tract, cedar creek, is located on the cedar creek drainage.
Deer hunting, upland, dove furbearers (Red fox, raccoon, and coyote), and water foul hunting is permitted within the guidelines provided. Dove hunting is allowed on all other tracts (except the gray farm tract where dove hunting is prohibited) without a permit for all seasons. Dog hunting is permitted within the designated training area for all seasons.
Hunting by archery or firearm (muzzleloader, shotgun, and handgun) is permitted everywhere, excluding posted refuges and safety zones and under special regulations for the Gray farm.
The Milford neck wildlife area is an incredibly diverse habitat and has become one of Delaware’s best birding spots. Songbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl stopover during migration. Warblers are sensitive to migration but find a home in Milford’s neck forests during summer and spring.
Take a ride down the big stone beach road and explore Milford necks coastal forests, marshes, and the Delaware Bayshore. While birding in the winter, look out for Northern Harriers hunting the open marsh. Harriers are easy to spot because they are large and slender with their v-shaped wings held up.
Persons who possess, consume, or are under the influence of drugs and alcoholic beverages are prohibited from hunting or possessing firearms on all tracts.
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Milford Neck Wildlife Area
Milford, DE 19963, United States