BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Delta Waterfowl continues to develop innovative research techniques to manage waterfowl and produce ducks, including the use of trail cameras to monitor Predator Management trapping efforts.
During the 2017 duck nesting season, Delta’s research was aided greatly by a donation of 50 trail cameras from Final Approach, a leading brand of waterfowl products.
Delta’s Predator Management trappers and research technicians use the cameras to monitor duck nests and predators such as raccoons, skunks, foxes, mink and other animals that prey on duck nests.
“We at Final Approach appreciate the practical, science-based research Delta Waterfowl is doing to increase waterfowl numbers across the continent,” said Ryan Bronson, director of conservation for Final Approach. “We are very honored that we could use our industry connections to help get Bushnell trail cameras out in the prairies collecting this important data.”
Delta has deployed trail cameras primarily in North Dakota and Manitoba, two key duck-breeding areas of Prairie Pothole Region, which produces up to 70 percent of the content’s ducks each year.
“Trail cameras provide valuable information about predator populations and duck nesting efforts,” said Joel Brice, vice president of waterfowl and hunting recruitment programs for Delta Waterfowl. “Thanks to this generous donation from Final Approach, we are able improve Delta’s research and duck production work to benefit waterfowl hunters throughout North America.”
For more information, contact Joel Brice at (888) 987-3695 ext. 225, or email email@example.com.
Delta Waterfowl is The Duck Hunters Organization, working to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowl hunting.
Final Approach, an industry innovator in blinds, decoys and accessories for hardcore waterfowl hunters. See more at fabrand.com. Bushnell is the leader in trail camera technology for hunters, researchers and wildlife watchers. Learn more at bushnell.com/hunting/trail-cameras.