Thank you for your supporting The Duck Hunters Organization!
Supporters like you helped make 2019 a banner year for Delta Waterfowl’s hunting and duck production programs. Here’s just a fraction of the impactful objectives accomplished by The Duck Hunters Organization™:
- Installed 550 new Hen Houses, bringing the total fleet to more than 8,500 mallard-producing nest structures in key areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, North Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.
- Conducted intensive Predator Management on a total of 26 sites across North Dakota and the Canadian prairies, more than doubling nesting success (over unmanaged areas) and adding thousands of ducks to the fall flight.
- Successfully advocated for the inclusion of Working Wetlands program in the 2018 Farm Bill, establishing a voluntary, incentive-based conservation program to protect America’s most critical wetlands for breeding ducks.
- Created the blueprint upon which Manitoba based its historic GROW (Growing Outcomes for Watersheds) initiative to safeguard critical waterfowl nesting habitat.
- Launched HunteR3, an innovative approach to recruiting, retaining and reactivating waterfowl hunters in North America. Notably, HunteR3 expands and enhances delivery of the University Hunting Program, Mentor Recognition Program, and First Hunt – the world’s largest waterfowl-specific hunter recruitment program.
- Continued ground-breaking research on raccoon trapping techniques and strategies, the use of drones in assessing duck populations, expansion of ring-necked duck tracking with GPS transmitters, analysis of harvest data to evaluate pintail production and much more.
- Served as the voice of duck hunters everywhere through Defend the Hunt efforts, including thwarting an attempt to ban hunting on Gravelly Bay in Ontario and successfully advocated for further expansion of quality hunting access on National Wildlife Refuges and elsewhere.