Paul Wait, editor and publisher of Delta Waterfowl magazine, has won a Professional Outdoor Media Association 2017 Pinnacle Award for an article that appeared in Delta’s 2016 Hunt Annual Issue. The story, “Sliding Through the Cattails,” details the use of marsh skis to reach waterfowling hotspots — a thrilling tradition kept alive by loyal diehards, particularly in Wait’s native Wisconsin.
Wait was presented the award at POMA’s 12th Annual Business Conference in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana, on June 16. A leading outdoor media organization, each year POMA honors journalists for excellence in traditional outdoor communications. Wait received an “Outstanding Achievement” award in the Magazine category.
“The Duck Hunters Organization congratulates Paul on this prestigious, much-deserved award,” said Dr. Scott Petrie, chief executive officer of Delta Waterfowl. “It’s a testament to the quality writing that can be found in every issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine.”
Wait draws inspiration from nearly 40 years of pursuing ducks — especially his beloved bluebills — across the public marshes and lakes near Green Bay. He began his career as a newspaper journalist in 1995. He entered the outdoors industry in 1999, and previously has been editor of The Trapper & Predator Caller, Wisconsin Outdoor Journal and Wildfowl. He’s been editor of Delta Waterfowl since 2011.
“Using marsh skis to hunt ducks certainly is a unique and interesting method,” Wait said. “I really enjoy sharing stories that celebrate the grand traditions of waterfowl hunting throughout North America.”