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

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 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

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

Steven Kendus discusses turkey, crow, zebra hunting on CatchItLive Show

I was honored to be a guest on the CatchItLive show with Anthony Ray Joseph on April 23, 2013. Anthony and I discussed … [Continue Reading]

Author Steven M. Kendus on Catch It Live show

Colder weather boosts local waterfowl hunting prospects

From my Jan. 2 News Journal column. Still Many Geese in the Area Unlike the past several years when Mid-Atlantic winter … [Continue Reading]

Delaware goose hunting Gabriella Kendus

Late-Season Crow Hunting with New GoPro Camera!

Check out this Delaware crow hunt I filmed with my new GoPro camera. … [Continue Reading]

Delaware crow hunting

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.

Featured Post

Surprise your guest by throwing game on the grill this summer

Not to be outdone by fun-sized candies on Halloween or big-bosomed turkeys on Thanksgiving, barbecue – the collective term for grilled meats of any sort – has staked its sticky claim on summer. … [Read More...]

Angle for a different summer pastime

From my June 4, 2014 column in The News Journal. Few local hunting opportunities exist during the summer, but work vacations coupled with the end of the school year present families with ample time … [Read More...]