Nicholas Metrick was raised in a small farming town located on the California Delta, where his passion for waterfowl and wildlife grew and developed. He joins The Duck Hunters Organization with a strong business background, including a degree in business administration from California State University, Chico, with additional experience in marketing and sales programs.

But it was his relentless passion and constant research regarding waterfowl and hunting that led him to pursue a career in waterfowl conservation with Delta.

“I am most passionate about getting more people involved, whether that be a new hunter out in the marsh or boat for the first time, or someone who regularly hunts to join Delta Waterfowl and become a member to support getting more ducks out there each year,” Metrick said. “It is extremely motivating working with others who share a passion that is the same as yours, and waterfowl need all the help they can get right now. Their habitat is slowly disappearing, and it’s not coming back once it’s gone.”

When he isn’t working for ducks and duck hunters, you can find him spending time with family and friends or out in nature—whether that be doing something waterfowl related, backpacking or camping, working in his garden or playing around with photography.

“I try to spend as much time in the outdoors as possible,” Metrick said. “I feel that it’s vital to stay healthy physically and emotionally.”

Metrick favors hunting the variety of waterfowl that California offers and has two rescue dogs, a black Lab/German shepherd mix named Avvie, and a border collie/akita mix named Yeti.