Winter Issue Highlights Delta’s Defense of Hunter Access, Details Public Land Strategies

As The Duck Hunters Organization, Delta Waterfowl works passionately to protect and expand access to quality duck hunting.

In the Winter Issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine, senior vice president John Devney details Delta’s defense of duck hunting on local and national levels, and highlights hunters who nearly lost access to their favorite spots — until Delta stepped in.

In keeping with the hunter access theme, California writer Art Isberg reveals public land principles that will put more ducks on your strap in high-pressure areas, while Washington state outdoor adventurer Lou Lou Durant compares the merits of public versus private land waterfowling.

Ready for a good laugh? Joe Shead’s account of an aged decoy that meets an abrupt (and shocking) end is as entertaining as the illustrations by award-winning artist Chris Smith that accompany it.

The Winter Issue also gets “salty,” with thrilling tales of hunting eiders on the Massachusetts coast, scoters from the shore of an Oregon bay, and puddle ducks on the Great Salt Lake. Additionally, stunning work by Delta Waterfowl photographer Ben Peterson captures the unpressured ducks in prime plumage offered by the Sea of Cortez.

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

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 Winter Issue will arrive soon!

To join Delta Waterfowl, call (888) 987-3695 or visit