Angela Cook grew up moving around, spending most of her time in Texas as a child, a few years in Washington State, and eventually landing in Middle Tennessee. Her dad and brother loved to hunt and led her to catch the bug, as well.
A recent graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s in agriculture communications, Cook connected with the Delta Waterfowl team at the organization’s inaugural Duck Hunters Expo in 2022.
“I have spent a few years starting and working with Genesis Hunters, an outdoors/hunting ministry, which is how I originally connected with Delta at the Expo,” Cook said. “Through Genesis Hunters, and several conservation organizations, I have grown a passion for land conservation and the connection it brings between agriculture and hunting.”
This passion translates to her everyday life. If you are looking for her outside of work—especially during the summer—look to the farm first! If she’s not helping to work cows, hanging out at the dairy, or in the hay field, she will most likely be training dogs with her dad or finding some water to spend time in the sun. Her family has five dogs of their own, along with a continuous stream of clients’ four-legged friends that her dad trains. Her personal favorite is their family dog, Daisy Mae.
As communications intern for The Duck Hunters Organization, Cook will assist Delta’s communications efforts over a course of 12 weeks, where she will hone her skills in print and online media and promote the mission to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowl hunting.
“Through my time in agriculture and the hunting industry, I have developed a passion for spreading awareness and increasing education around land conservation through communications, specifically graphic design, art, and the social media side of communications,” she said. “I am excited to bring a unique point of view to the team and learn about all of the ways Delta is connected to advocation for land conservation and providing education to a variety of audiences.”
Although Cook is based in Tennessee, her favorite place to hunt is in a layout blind in Kansas. “There is nothing like the adrenaline of a huge group of geese coming into a spread that you’re in the middle of,” she said. She also enjoys a good pheasant hunt as well.