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  • A Delta Waterfowl Hen House can be seen in the water amongst a rural landscape.

What is a Delta Hen House?

February 13th, 2024|1 Comment

What is a Delta Hen House? A Delta Hen House is a cylindrical nesting structure made of rolled wire mesh stuffed with flax straw and mounted on a pole over the water in semi-permanent [...]

  • A man wades through hip-deep water on a chilly morning.

Delta’s HunteR3 Efforts Seek Continent-wide Expansion of Hunting Opportunity, Updates on the ‘No Net Loss’ for California Wetlands

February 9th, 2024|0 Comments

Delta’s HunteR3 Efforts Seek Continent-wide Expansion of Hunting Opportunity, Updates on the ‘No Net Loss’ for California Wetlands Plus many other Duck Production, HunteR3, and more Delta-supported policy efforts underway across United States and [...]

  • A skunk predates on a duck nest on the prairie.

What Is Delta Predator Management?

February 4th, 2024|1 Comment

What Is Delta Predator Management? Backed by more than three decades of carefully collected and analyzed data, Delta Predator Management proves to be the most effective and efficient tool for restoring “natural balance” in [...]

  • Delta Waterfowl staff are pictured happy in a field, holding a pair of duck eggs.

What is Delta Waterfowl?

January 10th, 2024|0 Comments

What is Delta Waterfowl? The Delta Waterfowl Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Bismarck, North Dakota, with staff across the United States and Canada. It is also known as “The [...]

  • A mega flock of Canada geese swarms around a red tractor moving in a field. Geese dominate the pale blue, winter skies in the background and foreground of the image.

What Is Migration?

January 5th, 2024|0 Comments

What Is Migration? Most simply, “migration” is a mass movement, or a series of consecutive movements, from one place to another. Many species of wildlife have annual or cyclical migrations. In North [...]

  • North America’s system of setting water - fowl hunting regulations, called “Adaptive Harvest Management,” is globally unrivaled in the scope, longevity, and precision of its data.

No Science No Duck Hunting?

December 15th, 2023|5 Comments

No Science, No Duck Hunting? Duck hunting is under attack in places like Australia and Argentina, which lack North America’s science-based defenses UPDATE: On Dec. 14, 2023, Australia’s Select Committee Report on [...]

  • specklebelly juveniles flying they will be the hot ticket goose hunting in 2023

2023 Goose Hunting Outlook

August 25th, 2023|5 Comments

2023 Goose Hunting Outlook Spring survey highlights exceptional nesting conditions, population declines By Kyle Wintersteen When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases its annual Waterfowl Population Status report, the total number [...]

  • A group of students watches an experienced hunter properly clean a goose wearing protective gloves to limit the exposure to avian flu, HPAI.

Bird Flu Outbreak Update

August 11th, 2023|0 Comments

Bird Flu Outbreak Update Number of detected cases in wild birds has dropped, but HPAI still present By Paul Wait As the 2023-2024 waterfowl seasons get underway throughout the United States and [...]

  • TDHA is a membership organization promoting strong family unity through hunting and the outdoors.

Texas Dove Hunters Association

July 26th, 2023|0 Comments

Texas Dove Hunters Association Texas Dove Hunters Association has been a true hunter's organization since it began in 2012 Whether you hunt upland birds, ducks, crane, deer, pigs, exotics, or any other [...]

  • A pair of mallards fly over lush, green vegetation in California.

California Drought Washed Away

June 7th, 2023|0 Comments

California Drought Washed Away Plentiful precipitation should have Golden State duck hunters smiling By Paul Wait The rice fields are green again in California. A brutal three-year drought that left hundreds of [...]

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 [...]

  • Hunter in field with decoys

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]