The Duck Hunters Organization is hard at work securing the future of waterfowl hunting across the United States and Canada. Check on the status of issues across all four flyways, including those affecting your duck hunting.
Policy at the Delta Waterfowl Expo: The Delta Waterfowl policy staff will be on hand at theSecond Annual Duck Hunters Expo to take questions and discuss issues impacting ducks and duck hunters throughout North America. You can catch the entire crew at the membership booth on Saturday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Newfoundland and Labrador: Delta Waterfowl staff recently penned a letter to the Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology to seek a meeting to discuss the wind farm projects being proposed in Newfoundland.
Kansas Non-Resident Restrictions: On Tuesday, July 11, Delta Waterfowl sent out a survey to all Kansas members and members in the surrounding states soliciting input and feedback on the proposed regulation restricting non-resident waterfowl hunters to three days on public lands.If you’d like to take the survey, click here.
Ontario Access to Opportunity: Delta Waterfowl staff recently traveled to Morrisburg, Ontario, to participate in a multi-stakeholder meeting with the St. Lawrence Parks Commission to discuss the Lake St. Lawrence Controlled Waterfowl Hunt Area. A variety of topics were discussed, including the creation of volunteer-led clean-up days, blind and stake locations, snow removal at boat launches, number of hunters per blind, and opportunities for layout boat hunting. A follow-up meeting has already been scheduled for August.
2023-2024 Hunt Fish Rule: In late June, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service released their 2023-2024 “Hunt Fish Rule”—the annual rulemaking process where they expand hunting and fishing opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges across the country. This year, the Service is proposing to expand migratory bird hunting opportunities at two different National Wildlife Refuges—Minnesota Valley NWR in Minnesota and Everglades Headwaters NWR in Florida. The public comment period to submit feedback through the federal register is open until August 29, and Delta Waterfowl staff will be assessing and submitting comments.