Manitoba’s sprawling, 40,000-acre Delta Marsh is hallowed ground. Tens of thousands of migrating ducks stage there each October, and it’s where Delta Waterfowl traces its roots and has trained hundreds of leading waterfowl managers — a place that forever altered the course of waterfowl research and conservation. In the Fall Issue, you’ll learn about the “Keepers of the Marsh,” including James Ford Bell, who acquired a hunting camp in 1925 that ultimately led to the Delta Waterfowl Research Station, and John Childs, who recently purchased the Bell property to ensure it continues to advance waterfowl management throughout North America.
In case you haven’t noticed, the waterfowl migration — and hunting season — is upon us! The Fall Issue provides cutting-edge analysis of the 2018 Waterfowl Population Status Report, plus an in-depth forecast of the size of this year’s duck and goose fall flights.
You’ll also find plenty of new, innovative strategies to improve your success and enjoyment of the hunt. Brian Lovett explains the make-or-break factors that influence hunting outcomes, while David Hart reveals how to use hunting pressure to your advantage, and Brad Fenson outlines the keys to creating savory duck dishes.
You’ll come along on David Rearick’s epic early Canada goose season in Pennsylvania, follow editor and publisher Paul Wait to a Manitoba duck and goose hotspot, and join managing editor Kyle Wintersteen under California skies in pursuit of pintails and specklebellies.
As always, the Fall Issue carries a full slate of informative and entertaining columns such as Duck Dogs, Shotgunning, Strategies and Duckology to help you get the most from your waterfowl season.
The only way to receive Delta Waterfowl magazine is to join The Duck Hunters Organization. If you are a member, thank you for your support. The Fall Issue will arrive soon!
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