Sopuck, 67, joined Delta’s Board of Directors in May 2019.

He is a member of the Canadian Parliament, first elected in 2010 to the House of Commons representing the Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette District of Manitoba. Most recently, he was appointed Parliament’s Critic for Wildlife Conservation and Parks Canada.

Sopuck currently farms in central Manitoba, but previously has held numerous positions related to environmental management. These included fisheries biologist, director of environmental programs at Pine Falls Paper Company, vice president of agricultural policy for Delta Waterfowl in Western Canada (2000 to 2009), and environmental consulting for several industries and organizations, including Exxon and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.

In 2014, he became a published book author. “A Life Outdoors: Essays on Hunting, Gathering and Country Living in the 21st Century” is a collection of columns written for the Winnipeg Free Press.

Sopuck also serves as chair of the Fish and Lake Improvement Program for the Parkland Region, and a is board member of the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.

Sopuck’s father introduced him to hunting at age 10, and he has been afield ever since. He enjoys duck, goose, and upland hunting with his yellow Lab, and big-game hunting.

“Delta Waterfowl combines the best evidence-based waterfowl management along with a passionate advocacy for waterfowl hunters and waterfowl hunting,” he said.