Winter Issue Forecasts Future of Waterfowling, Highlights Science-based Defense of Duck Hunting
The finale has arrived! Authored by Delta’s Paul Wait, the final installment of an immersive four-part series assessing waterfowl hunting in North America explores what waterfowling may look like in 2050. Will we have strong numbers of ducks and places to hunt them? Or will we lose our footing as stakeholders and have limited access to our favorite past time? The Winter Issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine explores the impacts of an everchanging landscape on waterfowl hunting, plus proactive measures you can take to help Delta secure the future for duck hunters.
However, North America is not the only region facing threats to waterfowl hunting. In “No Science, No Duck Hunting?” Delta Waterfowl editor Kyle Wintersteen investigates sweeping and increasingly effective attacks on duck hunting in places like Australia and Argentina, which lack our continent’s science-based defenses.
In “A Tourist’s Guide to the Great Salt Lake,” you’ll take an exciting trip to Utah’s salty “sea,” while gaining a list of top tips for hunting the dream destination from repeat-visitor Bill Miller, Delta’s communications director. By the end of the read, you’ll be prepping your waders and negotiating travel plans.
Guilty of lingering “inside the box?” Field editor Brad Fenson details unconventional strategies to bag more honkers and specks in his feature, “Not Grandpa’s Goose Getters.” And Anthony Hauck of Minnesota breaks down his passion for “Perfecting a Pass Shoot,” explaining the art to finding and gunning waterfowl flight lanes—a handy-read for hunters in all flyways and of all ages.
In “Failure Meets Redemption,” Craig Bihrle reminisces on an outing that caused him to lose the trust of his friends until, ultimately, it was won back in a big way. And don’t miss Ray Beaulieu’s vivid photo feature, which encourages us all to “Cherish the Chill” of frigid hunts—because often that is when the waterfowling gets memorably good.
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.
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