Winter Issue Highlights Drone Research, Maximizing Duck Production

It’s a bird … it’s a plane … no, it’s a Delta Drone! In use for the past eight years, camera-mounted drones are not a new item in the Delta duck production toolbox, but the ways we use them are becoming more sophisticated. In the Winter Issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine, you’ll get a sneak peek at the newest, most innovative strategies to survey waterfowl and support duck production programs.

Speaking of making ducks, don’t miss “Maximizing Duck Production,” in which Delta’s senior manager of communications, Paul Wait, unwraps the promise of the organization’s Million Duck Campaign—adding 1 million ducks to the fall flight, every year, forever.

We bet you’ll relate to this one: In “Why I Love Duck Hunting,” Delta digital media creator, Ben Peterson, details his passion for waterfowl and waterfowl hunting with a unique and stunning photo feature.

Do you think dabblers and divers don’t mix? Field editor Brian Lovett begs to differ in a detailed tactics piece on using combo spreads to deliver mixed-bag results. In “Too Many Pintails?” writer Courtney Nicolson details a New Englander’s first experience with the California duck dilemma and indestructible shotguns. Then, be sure to break out your notepad as author Ron Peach shares a handful of ways to save money, yet boost satisfaction, this waterfowl season.

Delta communications director, Bill Miller, explores how biologists count ducks, and why the estimates are so critical to hunting regs and duck production programs. Later in the magazine, Miller tells a charming Christmas Eve tale of losing—then refinding—peace on Earth during the maiden voyage of his new duck boat.

As always, the Winter Issue carries a full slate of informative and entertaining columns such as Duck Dogs, Shotgunning, Strategies, Waterfowl Chef 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 Winter Issue will arrive soon!

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Delta Waterfowl Magazine

Delta’s outstanding membership magazine is published 5 times a year to celebrate the rich traditions of waterfowl hunting throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, the magazine keeps members and supporters informed about the important conservation work The Duck Hunters Organization is doing for ducks and duck hunters.

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