EXPO’s Delta Waterfowl Stage Showcases New Gear, Wild Game Cuisine, Million Duck Campaign, and More

BOSS Shotshells and First Lite proudly sponsor seminars on the EXPO’s Delta Waterfowl Stage

A group of waterfowl enthusiasts listen to a presentation at the Delta Waterfowl stage at the Duck Hunters Expo in Little Rock, AR.

For Immediate Release
July 12, 2023

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — The Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters EXPO will grace the heart of waterfowl country July 28-30 in Little Rock, Arkansas with three days and three stages packed with all things waterfowl hunting. The Delta Waterfowl Stage features an array of experts including top chefs Jean-Paul Bourgeois and Jay Holcomb; Delta CEO, Dr. Scott Petrie; along with can’t miss Delta Waterfowl Trivia, and EXPO sponsors delivering intel on the season’s new gear.

The Delta Waterfowl stage will be presented by BOSS Shotshells and First Lite.

“We are proud to return as a sponsor of the Delta Waterfowl Stage,” said Brandon Cerecke of BOSS Shotshells. “The presentations here will highlight the vital work Delta is doing throughout their impactful Million Duck Campaign, plus, they have added in an exciting lineup of top-of-the-line wild game chefs. BOSS is behind Delta for the long haul in the commitment to put more ducks over the decoys of every North American duck hunter.”

The lineup for the Delta Waterfowl Stage includes excitement, entertainment, expertise, and education. A sampling of the interactive presentations includes:

Getting Tired of Duck Poppers?—Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois’ career in the kitchen began long ago, boiling crawfish, crabs, and shrimp at a local seafood shack in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Now, he works in various types of food media around the United States. Immerse yourself in southern cuisine as he demonstrates how to expand your horizons when it comes to preparing the fruits of your labor.

A Simple Way To Have A Great Duck Blind Breakfast—Chef Jay Holcomb is a co-owner of Duck Blind Bistro, an idea that came together in 2012 with John Paul Lambert. Become the ultimate blind chef and take notes from the pros on how to create your own Duck Blind Bistro in your favorite honey hole!

See the New Gear for the Upcoming 2023 Hunting Season—Be the first in the know of the waterfowl industries new gear and gadgets. Delta Waterfowl EXPO sponsors lay out the best and baddest new gear to take your hunting to the next level.

What Delta’s Million Duck Campaign Means to Duck Hunters!—Delta’s bold initiative to put one million more ducks in every fall flight is hot on the burner. Delta CEO, Scott Petrie, gives the low-down on the Million Duck Campaign and what it means to ducks and duck hunters across North America.

Waterfowl Trivia: What Do You Know About Ducks and Geese?—Presented by regional director and hard-core hunter Garrett Trentham, this interactive program will test the waterfowl knowledge of attendees of all ages—and deliver some great prizes along the way. Bring your A-game!

“We are thrilled to be a sponsor of the Delta Waterfowl Stage,” said Ford Van Fossan, director of brand for First Lite. “Showing our support of The Duck Hunters Organization is one of the ways we can continue to foster First Lite’s commitment to conservation and preserving hunting heritage for years—and decades—to come.”

First Lite will be among the presenters showcasing innovative new waterfowling gear for the upcoming 2023 season.

“The Duck Hunters EXPO continues to change and expand in the steadfast hands of our sponsors, BOSS and First Lite included,” said Brad Heidel, senior marketing director for Delta Waterfowl. “We are thrilled with this year’s lineup. There’s a variety of waterfowl-centric sessions to satisfy everyone in attendance!”   

The Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters EXPO is presented by Federal Premium Ammunition. Among its many attractions, the EXPO features an 80,000-square-foot exhibit floor including decoy carving demonstrations and exhibits. There is also a duck dog parade for all to enjoy. Get your tickets now!

Delta Waterfowl is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowl hunting in North America. Visit deltawaterfowl.org.

For more information, contact Brad Heidel at (651) 403-1772 or bheidel@deltawaterfowl.org.

A group of waterfowl enthusiasts listen to a presentation at the Delta Waterfowl stage at the Duck Hunters Expo in Little Rock, AR.