Delta Waterfowl’s 2021 Hunt Annual Celebrates Opening Day, Reveals How Hunting Benefits Ducks

Birds in North America have declined by a whopping 3 billion since 1970 — while during that same period, ducks, geese and swans increased by about 34 million. Why? In the 2021 Hunt Annual Issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine, a special report reveals new insights into duck hunting’s role in driving conservation — facts that lead even people who aren’t necessarily supportive of hunting to praise waterfowlers for raising their voices and opening their wallets.

Speaking of insightful reading, don’t miss “28 Facts You Didn’t Know About Ducks,” a fascinating read from staff writer Bill Miller. And in “Black Duck Revival,” new Delta contributor Courtney Nicolson explains that while participants’ life experiences may differ,
the joys of waterfowl hunting are universal.

As Delta Waterfowl’s largest magazine of the year, the 2021 Hunt Annual also brims with tales of waterfowl adventure across North America, plus all the strategies and gear you need to improve your success.

Is it time to treat yourself to some new waterfowl hunting equipment or clothing? The Delta Gear Guide is your premier source for the hottest new products, from decoys, calls, shotguns and ammo, to waders, boats and retriever accessories. Best of all, when you purchase any of the products profiled, you’re supporting important Delta advertisers and sponsors — companies that help us make ducks.

The Hunt Annual is packed with stories to whet your palate for another exciting opening day. We’ll take you to historic Green Bay, where layout hunters take aim at bluebills and canvasbacks over an elegant rig of hand-carved decoys; to Texas, where Delta photographer Ben Peterson captured stunning images of a mixed-bag duck hunt; and to New England, where sea ducks provide salty adventure.

The Hunt Annual also includes informative and entertaining columns such as Duck Dogs, Shotgunning, Strategies, Waterfowl Chef and Traditions to help you get the most from your season.

Of course, the only way to receive Delta Waterfowl magazine and the 2021 Hunt Annual is to join The Duck Hunters Organization. If you are a member, thank you for your support. The Hunt Annual will arrive soon!

To join Delta Waterfowl, call (888) 987-3695 or visit