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  • Delta Waterfowl Editor Wins Award

    Delta Waterfowl Editor Wins Award

    Delta Waterfowl Editor Wins Award Paul Wait, editor and publisher of Delta Waterfowl magazine, has won a Professional Outdoor Media Association 2017 Pinnacle Award for an article that appeared in Delta’s 2016 Hunt Annual Issue. [...]

  • Summer Issue Delves Into ‘The Pintail Problem’

    Summer Issue Delves Into ‘The Pintail Problem’

    Summer Issue Delves Into ‘The Pintail Problem’ If you haven’t heard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decreased the bag limit for pintails to one daily in all four flyways for the upcoming duck [...]

  • Hen House Supersite Overflowing with Mallards

    Hen House Supersite Overflowing with Mallards

    Hen House Supersite Overflowing with Mallards By Paul Wait If you were a hen mallard looking for a nice rental place last spring near Colonsay, Saskatchewan, to lay your eggs, you might have found a [...]

Delta Waterfowl Editor Wins Award

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Delta Waterfowl Editor Wins Award Paul Wait, editor and publisher of Delta Waterfowl magazine, has won a Professional Outdoor Media Association 2017 Pinnacle Award for an article that appeared in Delta’s 2016 Hunt Annual Issue. [...]

Summer Issue Delves Into ‘The Pintail Problem’

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Summer Issue Delves Into ‘The Pintail Problem’ If you haven’t heard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decreased the bag limit for pintails to one daily in all four flyways for the upcoming duck [...]

Hen House Supersite Overflowing with Mallards

June 19th, 2017|2 Comments

Hen House Supersite Overflowing with Mallards By Paul Wait If you were a hen mallard looking for a nice rental place last spring near Colonsay, Saskatchewan, to lay your eggs, you might have found a [...]

USGS Moves to Online-Only Band Reports

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

USGS Moves to Online-Only Band Reports This season, U.S. waterfowlers fortunate enough to bag a banded duck or goose must go online to report their birds. Starting July 2, the USGS Patuxent Bird Banding Laboratory [...]

Delta’s Duck-Seeking Drones in Action

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Delta’s Duck-Seeking Drones in Action Can drones be used to more efficiently locate nesting canvasbacks and mallards? That’s the question Delta researchers are exploring in 2017, building on the drones’ exciting potential documented last spring [...]

Alaska Reopens Hunting for Emperor Geese

April 13th, 2017|3 Comments

Alaska Reopens Hunting for Emperor Geese The species has been protected from harvest since 1987 By Paul Wait Alaskan waterfowl hunters will have a chance this fall to take Emperor geese for the first time [...]

New Fundraising Event a Rousing Success

April 10th, 2017|1 Comment

New Fundraising Event a Rousing Success Greater Detroit Conservation Gala draws more than 300 people The ballroom of the Royal Park Hotel was buzzing April 6, as an enthusiastic crowd gathered to support Delta Waterfowl [...]

2017 Youth Hunting & Conservation Course

April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Youth Hunting & Conservation Course CLICK HERE to fill out an application for the 2017 Youth Hunting & Conservation Course The Delta Waterfowl Foundation and Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters are pleased to [...]

Canada Geese Featured on 2017 Canadian Conservation Stamp

April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Canada Geese Featured on 2017 Canadian Conservation Stamp A pair of Canada geese loafing peacefully at the water’s edge will grace the 2017 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print. The winning painting, “Tranquil Waters,” [...]

Special Report: Looming Crisis

March 16th, 2017|5 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 available online. Please [...]

Delta Waterfowl Hires New Regional Director for Prairie Canada

March 15th, 2017|1 Comment

Delta Waterfowl Hires New Regional Director for Prairie Canada WINNIPEG, MANITOBA — Delta Waterfowl welcomes Emily Lamb as regional events director for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Lamb, 29, of Water Valley, Alberta, will work with [...]

Spring Issue Examines Looming Crisis: Declining Waterfowl Hunter Numbers

March 15th, 2017|5 Comments

Spring Issue Examines Looming Crisis: Declining Waterfowl Hunter Numbers We need more waterfowl hunters — and so do the ducks. A Special Report in the Spring Issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine explores why we’ve lost [...]

Portage Youth Hunt Celebrates Minimum Age Reduction

March 3rd, 2017|1 Comment

Portage Youth Hunt Celebrates Minimum Age Reduction Last year, Manitoba lowered its age requirement for hunting from 12 to 10 years old. As a result, 10-year-olds took part in Delta Waterfowl’s annual Portage la Prairie [...]

Early Teal Seasons to Continue in 2017 for Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa

January 20th, 2017|5 Comments

Early Teal Seasons to Continue in 2017 for Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa By Paul Wait The experimental September teal season hunters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa have enjoyed for the past three seasons will continue [...]

Wildlife Habitat Canada Grant Adds Hen Houses

January 18th, 2017|1 Comment

Wildlife Habitat Canada Grant Adds Hen Houses By Paul Wait Even though the prairie pothole region — North America’s “duck factory” — is buried under a thick sheet of ice and snow, Delta Waterfowl technicians [...]

Breaking News: Pintail Limit to Drop to 1 Daily, Black Ducks to Increase to 2 Daily

January 10th, 2017|14 Comments

Breaking News: Pintail Limit to Drop to 1 Daily, Black Ducks to Increase to 2 Daily By Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor Based on spring 2016 breeding population surveys, hunter harvest estimates and other data, the [...]

Canada Goose Found Nesting in December

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Canada Goose Found Nesting in December By Kyle Wintersteen When a report came in on December 3, 2016, indicating that a Canada goose was sitting on a nest in downtown Winnipeg, surely Manitoba provincial game [...]

Linking Waterfowl Conservation Efforts Across Oceans

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Linking Waterfowl Conservation Efforts Across Oceans By David McNabb Field & Game Australia, general manager The world, as they say, is a is small place but the waterfowl world is even smaller. It’s been a [...]

Delta CEO Shares Conservation Insights in Australia

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Delta CEO Shares Conservation Insights in Australia Dr. Scott Petrie has a newfound appreciation for the freedoms waterfowl hunters have in North America. Petrie, Delta’s chief executive officer, recently returned from Australia, where he gave [...]

Minnesota Artist Wins 2016 Duck Stamp Contest

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Minnesota Artist Wins 2016 Duck Stamp Contest A stunning trio of Canada geese in flight by Chaska, Minnesota, artist James Hautman will grace the 2017-2018 Duck Stamp. Hautman’s acrylic painting was selected by a five-judge [...]

Alberta Camp Inspires Future Fowlers

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Alberta Camp Inspires Future Fowlers A yellow Lab and more than a dozen kids — aspiring duck hunters attending a youth waterfowl camp co-managed by Delta Waterfowl — turned their backs as a dead pheasant [...]

Get Great Gear and Help Delta Make Ducks

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Get Great Gear and Help Delta Make Ducks Buy Your Delta Gear Today! Duck hunters don’t compromise when it comes to gear. We want a layout blind that’s low and stealthy, yet large enough for [...]

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. Overall, most populations [...]