DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest winners

November 30, 2016
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DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
DOVER (Nov. 30, 2016)

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced the first-place winner and five top entries chosen from its 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photos will appear on the cover or inside the forthcoming 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide.

First place was awarded to Shenna Bogetti of Dover, for her photo titled “Daddy & Daughter’s 1st Drum” of her husband Brian Bogetti and daughter Mackenzie Bogetti fishing in the Delaware Bay.

Photo: First-place winner “Daddy & Daughter’s 1st Drum” by Shenna Bogetti of Dover.

First-place winner “Daddy & Daughter’s 1st Drum” by Shenna Bogetti of Dover. – Contributed Photo

The other contest winners are:

· Second place: “Reflections,” by Christine Fletcher of Milton, for her photo of family member Ernie Fletcher at Reynolds Pond.

· Third place: “Catching the Breeze,” by Amy Baldwin of Newark, for her photo of her daughter Ella surf fishing at Cape Henlopen State Park.

· Honorable mention: “The Boys,” by Katresa Foster of Milford, for her photo of friend Bill Grove and family member Mike Foster at Bowers Beach.

· Honorable mention: “Finlee’s First Catch,” by Katresa Foster of Milford, for her photo of family members Finlee and Mike Foster at the Mispillion Riverwalk.

Three DNREC judges – Division of Fish & Wildlife Director David Saveikis, Fisheries Biologist Bruce Cole and Freda Barrett, amateur photographer – selected the top five entries. The contest specified that photographs must have been taken in Delaware and depict fishing with family or friends.

Judges were looking for photos that best portrayed this year’s contest theme, “Fishing with Family or Friends,” which carried a lot of photographic consideration from the judges in selecting winning entries.

“The photography contest is a great chance for anglers to showcase and share their fishing adventures with other anglers,” said Fish & Wildlife Director Saveikis. “The theme and these photographs help reinforce and capture the fun of a shared outdoor fishing experience, and we hope they will inspire others to enjoy the great sport of fishing and to enter next year’s photography contest to capture the fishing experience.”

The winning photographs can be viewed on the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s website, where contest information and forms are also available. Information and contest forms can also be obtained by calling Jennifer Childears at 302-739-9120 or by email at Jennifer.childears@state.de.us.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife’s annual Delaware Hunting Photo Contest is accepting entries through Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Details of the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2017 Fishing Photo Contest will be announced in the spring.

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