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Wood Ducks Featured on 2018 Canadian Duck Stamp

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Wood Ducks Featured on 2018 Canadian Duck Stamp A colorful, beautifully detailed trio of wood ducks resting on a tree trunk during a foggy morning will grace the 34th Canadian Wildlife [...]

Duck Stamp Contest to Celebrate Hunters

March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Duck Stamp Contest to Celebrate Hunters The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that the theme of the 2019-2020 Federal Duck Stamp is “Celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage.” All entrants [...]

Go Airborne with Delta’s Predator Management Guru

March 21st, 2018|1 Comment

Go Airborne with Delta’s Predator Management Guru Get an inside look at how Mike Buxton, waterfowl programs manager for Delta Waterfowl, uses aerial surveys to help select the best Predator Management sites for [...]

On the Air: Track the Migration of Delta’s Radio Ringnecks

March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

On the Air: Track the Migration of Delta’s Radio Ringnecks Why is Delta Waterfowl studying ringnecks? We simply don’t know much about them. Delta’s ring-necked duck project is groundbreaking for several reasons. [...]

Canada Proposes Increased Fees for Duck Stamps, Migratory Bird Permits

March 2nd, 2018|7 Comments

Canada Proposes Increased Fees for Duck Stamps, Migratory Bird Permits By Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor Under a proposal by the Canadian Wildlife Service, the price of the Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and [...]

Spring Issue Highlights Ring-necked Duck Research, Snow Goose Hunting

February 21st, 2018|2 Comments

Spring Issue Highlights Ring-necked Duck Research, Snow Goose Hunting Ring-necked ducks are the most commonly bagged diving species in the United States, and yet very little is known about them. Where do they [...]

Getting the Most Out of Predator Management

February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Getting the Most Out of Predator Management by Mike Buxton Delta Waterfowl has conducted numerous studies over the past 24 years to examine the effects of Predator Management on duck production. [...]

Wildlife Habitat Canada Grant Boosts Hen House Program

February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Wildlife Habitat Canada Grant Boosts Hen House Program A generous grant from WHC will maintain hundreds of Delta’s mallard-producing Hen Houses. Soon, scores of ducks will arrive on the breeding grounds in [...]

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 [...]

Winter Issue Highlights Mallard Hunting, Wetland Conservation

November 9th, 2017|1 Comment

Winter Issue Highlights Mallard Hunting, Wetland Conservation The mallard migration will soon peak across the mid- and southern United States, but a big flight of greenheads is no guarantee of success. These [...]

Another U.S. Duck Stamp Contest, Another Hautman Win

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Another U.S. Duck Stamp Contest, Another Hautman Win Mallards will grace the 2018-2019 Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Robert Hautman, of the talented trio of wildlife artist brothers from Minnesota, won the [...]

Fall Issue Celebrates Canvasback Hunting and Drone Research

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Fall Issue Celebrates Canvasback Hunting and Drone Research To study ducks, you first have to locate their nests. And for over-water nesters such as canvasbacks, redheads and ring-necked ducks, that’s an especially [...]

Delta Volunteers Rescue Hurricane Harvey Victims

September 8th, 2017|2 Comments

Delta Volunteers Rescue Hurricane Harvey Victims By Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor Kyle Vecsey clutched the familiar grip of his surface-drive outboard, reading the water for changes in currents and subtle signs [...]

USFWS Recommends Liberal Frameworks for 2018-2019 Season

September 7th, 2017|3 Comments

USFWS Recommends Liberal Frameworks for 2018-2019 Season  Great news, pintail hunters: Although U.S. hunters will be restricted to one pintail daily for the current 2017-2018 season, the pintail limit likely will [...]

The Pintail Problem

September 5th, 2017|2 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, [...]

U.S. Duck Hunter Numbers, Waterfowl Harvest Increased in 2016-2017

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

U.S. Duck Hunter Numbers, Waterfowl Harvest Increased in 2016-2017 By Kyle Wintersteen Which states harvested the most ducks, what species appeared most frequently on hunters’ straps and how many Americans went [...]

2017 Goose Hunting Outlook

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Goose Hunting Outlook By Paul Wait When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases its annual Waterfowl Population Status report, the total number of ducks, as well as the species [...]

Eastern Survey Area Reveals Mixed Results

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Eastern Survey Area Reveals Mixed Results For Atlantic Flyway waterfowlers, there’s no better barometer for the fall flight than the eastern survey area. Conducted jointly by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife [...]

Duck Numbers are Fifth-Highest on Record

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Duck Numbers are Fifth-Highest on Record By Kyle Wintersteen Another strong fall flight is ready to wing south. The 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey puts the spring duck population [...]

South Dakota Chapter Chairman Named Delta Waterfowl’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year

August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

South Dakota Chapter Chairman Named Delta Waterfowl’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Willie Gloe, chairman of the Fowled Up Chapter in Pierre, South Dakota, is Delta Waterfowl’s 2017 [...]

Delta’s 2017 Hunt Annual is Essential Reading for Waterfowl Hunters

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Delta’s 2017 Hunt Annual is Essential Reading for Waterfowl Hunters Your favorite time of the year (ours too) is fast approaching. Duck and goose broods are growing fast, and the birds soon [...]

Delta Waterfowl Hires Regional Director for Eastern Canada

July 28th, 2017|1 Comment

Delta Waterfowl Hires Regional Director for Eastern Canada WINNIPEG, MANITOBA — Delta Waterfowl welcomes John Clements as regional events director for Eastern Canada. Clements, 58, will work with chapters in Quebec, New [...]

Expansion of Sunday Hunting in North Carolina Signed Into Law

July 27th, 2017|3 Comments

Expansion of Sunday Hunting in North Carolina Signed Into Law Delta Waterfowl praises North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper for signing House Bill 559 into law, which greatly expands Sunday hunting opportunities [...]

State Duck Surveys Offer Mixed News for Waterfowl Hunters

July 27th, 2017|1 Comment

State Duck Surveys Offer Mixed News for Waterfowl Hunters With the final weeks of the off-season ticking down, waterfowl hunters everywhere are anticipating release of the USFWS Waterfowl Breeding Duck Population [...]

Readers Respond to “Looming Crisis”

July 5th, 2017|2 Comments

Readers Respond to “Looming Crisis” “Looming Crisis,” a Special Report in the Spring Issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine about declining hunter numbers, generated more letters than we had space to print [...]