California Gun/Ammo Tax Proposal

June 23rd, 2022|1 Comment

California Gun/Ammo Tax Proposal Bears Watching... Wherever You Hunt Ducks by Bill Miller California lawmakers are again confirming their claim on proposing the most outlandish and contradictory legislation aimed squarely at hunters and [...]

2021 Goose Hunting Outlook

August 13th, 2021|0 Comments

2021 Goose Hunting Outlook Delta Waterfowl forecasts increased numbers of geese this fall While predictions for the upcoming duck season offer only a few glimmers of optimism, goose hunters are trembling like retriever [...]

A Thrill to Judge

June 25th, 2021|3 Comments

A Thrill to Judge Federal Duck Stamp contest winner. Richard Clifton. Acrylic painting of a lesser scaup. © USFWS. Delta Waterfowl’s editor represents hunters at the Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition.  A [...]

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No Crossing, No Clients

February 2nd, 2021|3 Comments

No Crossing, No Clients Canadian waterfowl outfitters and guides suffer because of Covid-19 border closures About 20,000 Americans visit Canada to hunt waterfowl each fall, but that didn’t happen in 2020. Because of [...]

Fall Flight 2020 Outlook

August 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Fall Flight 2020 Outlook Will more ducks head south this fall than last season? Delta’s Dr. Frank Rohwer and Matt Chouinard assess 2020’s habitat conditions and duck production in the all-important prairie pothole [...]

Shotgun Formation

September 11th, 2019|1 Comment

Shotgun Formation When he’s not leading his team to touchdowns, NFL quarterback Carson Wentz goes duck hunting By Kyle Wintersteen He’s arguably the best-known duck hunter in North America without a scraggly beard. [...]

2019 Fall Flight

August 26th, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Fall Flight John Devney and Matt Chouinard of Delta Waterfowl explain how prolonged wet conditions in the Eastern Dakotas this year will boost the fall flight.

We Hunt the Fall Flight

August 20th, 2019|1 Comment

We Hunt the Fall Flight The number of young ducks migrating south is critical to hunter success By John Devney For decades, hunters have greatly anticipated the release of the U.S. [...]

2018 Duck Survey Numbers Released!

August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

2018 Duck Survey Numbers Released! North America’s spring duck population declined, but most species remain above long-term averages, according to the 2018 Waterfowl Population Status Report. The annual survey, conducted [...]

The Next Farm Bill

February 2nd, 2018|1 Comment

The Next Farm Bill Delta Waterfowl is working with Congress on behalf of ducks and duck hunters By John Devney You might wonder why you will hear so much chatter from [...]

The Pintail Problem

September 5th, 2017|3 Comments

The Pintail Problem Daily bag limits have dropped to one for pintails in the United States this season. In a Special Report, read what Delta Waterfowl is doing to help pintail populations, [...]

Special Report: Looming Crisis

March 16th, 2017|8 Comments

Special Report: Looming Crisis Given the interest Delta Waterfowl has received in our Spring Issue’s Special Report, “Looming Crisis: How Declining Waterfowl Hunter Numbers Threaten Our Future,” we have made the story [...]

Attention Goose Hunters

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Attention Goose Hunters Goose populations remain abundant, and average production this spring should lead to a strong fall flight, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2016 Waterfowl Population Status report. [...]