Blue Wildebeest

We had a busy day at the blind. First thing, we had a pair of ostriches come in. I thought about shooting the male, but then … [Continue Reading]

Author Steven M. Kendus with South African blue wildebeest

South African Kudu Bull

Interesting hunt today. We tried to bowhunt the kudus for about 3 hours. We really had a terrible bowhunting setup. We had no … [Continue Reading]

Steven Kendus with South African Kudu Bull

Zebra Stallion

After a 3-hour South African spot and stalk, I finally bagged this zebra. There were three of them that ran us ragged in the … [Continue Reading]

Author Steven M. Kendus with South African Zebra Stallion

All Day Hunt Leads to Multi-Species Success

Yesterday, November 12, 2010, was the opening day of Delaware's shotgun deer season, where hunters can harvest does or bucks. … [Continue Reading]

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Hunting Delaware Ducks in a Rare October Nor’easter

As strange as it may sound, I hunted ducks in rain, snow and sleet yesterday -- and it was only October 29. Yes, a nor'easter … [Continue Reading]

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Delaware Hunting Seasons are Almost Over: Let’s Recap the Past 4 Weeks of Hunts

The Delaware hunting seasons are almost over. As usual, I have been trying to cram in as many hunts as possible (which leaves … [Continue Reading]

Gabriella and Steven Kendus with Woodcock

Delaware State Park Hunters, Tourists, and Visitors can Now Purchase Hunting The First State: A Guide to Delaware Hunting

Hunting the First State: A Guide to Delaware Hunting available at White Clay Creek, Cape Henlopen, Lums Pond, Trap Pond, and … [Continue Reading]

Author Steven M. Kendus with Big Delaware Six-Pointer

Success on my First New Jersey Turkey Hunt of the Season

Although rain and wind put a damper on the opening day of New Jersey turkey hunting season yesterday, today was a much … [Continue Reading]

Steven Kendus Wild Turkey on Old Farm Equipment

HuntingTheFirstState.com Gets a Makeover

  After nearly five years, HuntingTheFirstState.com is getting a makeover. The original site served its purpose of … [Continue Reading]

HuntingTheFirstState.com Gets a Makeover

Maine Black Bear Hunt: Full Story and Video

    Some of my hunting partners and I arrived at our hunting camp near Stockholm, Maine on Sunday, August … [Continue Reading]

Hunting The First State Author Steven M. Kendus with a 200-lb Maine Black Bear

Welcome to HuntingTheFirstState.com

HuntingTheFirstState.com is the companion web site to the book "Hunting The First State: A Guide to Delaware Hunting," written by Delaware author, journalist, and conservationist Steven M. Kendus.


HuntingTheFirstState.com is the go to reference for any hunter who hunts or who is considering hunting the Delaware region. Here you can find practical tips, tactics, and locations for hunting in the region, and you can learn proven techniques that will increase your harvests of deer, waterfowl, small game, and migratory birds.


Reader interaction, comments, and submissions are encouraged. Visit our site often, and please comment on our blog posts, send us your hunting and fishing reports, and submit your hunting and fishing photos.

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Delaware turkey season opens April 12

The 2014 Delaware  turkey hunting season opens Saturday, April 12, and runs through Saturday, May 10. Important reminders: Delaware hunters must have successfully completed a mandatory turkey … [Read More...]

NWTF Northern Delaware Chapter is looking for a few good volunteers

The Northern Delaware Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation is calling avid turkey hunters and anyone who loves wildlife and the outdoors to join their local chapter. An organizational meeting … [Read More...]