Since 2011, Jeff Adams has served as chairman of Delta’s Willard Peak Chapter in Brigham City, Utah. In addition to leading outstanding local conservation and hunter recruitment efforts, he assisted in the formation of three other Delta chapters. The skill, savvy and determination he demonstrated led Delta Waterfowl to offer him the role of regional events director for the western United States in 2017.

“As a volunteer, I bleed Delta Waterfowl every spare moment,” he said. “Waterfowl hunting is my absolute passion. I want to help other people have opportunities to experience it, too.”

Adams found Delta through a youth hunt he and his son participated in on the Great Salt Lake, and has been dedicated to the organization ever since. Increasing the number of chapters in the Pacific Flyway and recruiting new hunters through Delta’s chapter-delivered First Hunt program are top priorities, Adams said.

“Delta’s Waterfowl Heritage Fund sets the organization apart by allowing chapters to do projects locally, whether it’s nest structures, hunter access work or hunter recruitment programs,” he said.

Adams hunts all manner of waterfowl, from ducks to swans, but he most enjoys pursuing snow geese.

“My favorite place to hunt snows is the marshes surrounding the Great Salt Lake,” he said. “I am blessed to live in an area where we have access to hunting a variety of magnificent waterfowl species.”

Named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in 2016, Adams also served for eight years in the United States Marine Corps. He lives in Brigham City, Utah, with his wife of 25 years, Jenni. The couple has two grown children.