Beginning in 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 bled Delta Waterfowl every spare moment I had,” he said. “Waterfowl hunting is my absolute passion. I want to help other people have opportunities to experience it and I have enjoyed carrying that passion into the role as an employee of the Foundation as well.”

Adams found Delta through a local youth education event he and his son participated in near 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 those are nest structures, hunter access work, or hunter recruitment programs,” he said.

Adams hunts all manner of waterfowl, from ducks to swans, but he gets his most enjoyment out of helping others have an experience they wouldn’t otherwise get to have during waterfowl season.

“My favorite time of year has come to be the month of November,” he said. “I am fortunate to have the chance of getting a good number of hunters out to hunt Swans over decoys during this particular month, helping them to have a solid memory in harvesting this trophy. Together with this, we are fortunate to have a large amount of public access allowing us the chance to hunt a variety of magnificent duck species as well.”

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 over 30 years, Jenni. The couple has two grown children and two grandchildren.