Delaware -(Ammoland.com)- With hunters and other visitors to wildlife areas heading out to enjoy fall weather, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that two wildlife areas have undergone name changes since last hunting season.
In New Castle County, the wildlife area formerly known as the Blackbird Reserve Wildlife Area near Townsend – adjoining Eagles Nest Road – has been renamed the Eagles Nest Wildlife Area.
“We changed the name of the Blackbird Reserve Wildlife Area to reduce confusion associated with two nearby and similarly-named properties – the Blackbird Creek Reserve, which is managed under the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Blackbird State Forest, which is managed by the Delaware Department of Agriculture,” said Craig Rhoads, the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Habitat Conservation program manager, who oversees state wildlife areas.
In Kent County, the other name change involves the Urban and Fortney Tracts near Hartly, which are now part of the newly-created Tappahanna Wildlife Area, named for the Tappahanna Ditch, which flows through portions of both tracts.
“These two tracts were not previously …read more