Lee Danielson was born in Waxahachie, Texas and raised in Florida and on a working ranch near Ventura, California. He attended high school in Pebble Beach and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He began hunting at an early age and has continued the pursuit for 55 years and counting. His adventures have led him to Cameron Parish, Louisiana as well as California, Florida, Idaho, Texas, Alaska and other locales.
Lee came on board to assist Delta with donor development in California upon the recommendation of many friends who felt the role was a natural for him because of his desire to maintain and grow waterfowl populations and hunting opportunities. He has the good fortune of connections with many people who can and want to be financially supportive of Delta’s mission.
What excites him the most about his role with Delta is the opportunity to learn the science behind how we can make things better for hunters and the future of all generations. He said, “My contribution is to make sure that those who can make a difference fiscally recognize their obligation to make things better for generations to come.”
When he’s not working or hunting, you’ll often find Lee on the golf course pursuing another of his passions. His favorite places to hunt ducks are Little Pecan Island in Louisiana and the Butte Sink area of California. However, he’s quick to add, “… but there really is no bad place to hunt. It is, after all, about the adventure.”
For the moment, Lee is without a four-legged hunting companion, but he fondly remembers many trusty Labradors and a favorite French Bulldog.