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 season. The regulations change is in response to the continued long-term decline in pintail numbers, an alarming trend to waterfowl managers because other puddle ducks have been thriving in recent years.

In a Special Report, Delta Waterfowl examines the possible reasons pintails are not doing well across their breeding range, as well as what Delta Waterfowl and other waterfowl managers are doing to help this important species.

Other key stories featured in the Summer Issue include the Delta Waterfowl Decoy Hunt, which was a successful Mississippi River hunt for ruddy ducks, an uncommonly targeted species that provided a real challenge. We profile Saskatchewan’s Last Mountain Lake, the first “wildfowl” refuge in North America. And be sure to read the story to find out “Why Your Guide Hates You,” which is a candid and interesting discussion about client behavior from the perspective of waterfowl guides.

As always, the Summer Issue carries a full slate of informative and entertaining columns such as Duck Dogs, Shotgunning, Strategies and Traditions to help you get the most from your waterfowl season.

And hey, don’t forget to check out the seven finalists for Delta’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year. All of Delta’s 3,800 dedicated volunteers are MVPs, but these top individuals surely would appreciate your vote.

The only way to receive Delta Waterfowl magazine is to join The Duck Hunters Organization. If you are a member, thank you for your support. The Summer Issue will arrive soon!

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