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Delta's Senior VP: Pray for Cold & Snow "Up North"

We at Dogs, Shotguns and Other Vices have been praying for a cold front to save our duck season since Thanksgiving, and yet here we are: January 13 and it's still 10-15 degrees above normal without a snowflake in sight across much of the country. This wacky weather cycle has persisted for so long that, according to Delta Waterfowl Senior Vice President John Devney, it has even become a conservation concern. Ducks reaped the benefits of last spring's flooding across the Prairie Pothole Region, but, Devney says, "Mother Nature has flipped the switch."

January 13, 2012

DU Asks Congress for Electronic Duck Stamp

Last week Ducks Unlimited testified in favor of H.R. 3117, the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2011, before the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee. DU says the bill would make the stamp more accessible by providing for its online purchase. Instead of having to run to the post office, hunters would simply purchase a stamp online, print a special receipt and carry the receipt while hunting until the actual stamp arrives by mail. DU also voiced its continued support for raising the cost of the stamp from $15 to $25.

November 01, 2011

Waterfowl Populations: Will This Last?

Many believe we are on the cusp of the best waterfowl season in generations, but do we owe it more to luck than conservation? 

September 27, 2011

Future of Waterfowl Remains Uncertain

As U.S. budget talks continue, the future of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act hangs in the balance.

June 28, 2011

My Opinion on Predator Control: Trap, Baby, Trap!

What's the major determining factor as to whether waterfowl populations go boom or bust? It isn't food resources on the wintering grounds, it isn't disease and it certainly isn't hunting mortality. By a wide margin, it is actually nest success—the more eggs that hatch, the more ducks we can expect in a given population. Other important factors include the survival of ducklings and nesting hens.

June 06, 2011

Will This Be the Best Duck Season in a Decade?

Perhaps more than anything else, a successful duck season depends on the weather moving ducks to the right place at the right time. We hope their peak arrival occurs mid-season and they take their time moving farther south.

May 10, 2011

A Cost-Effective Way to Help Nesting Ducks

Delta Waterfowl's latest online feature contains a striking stat:

March 31, 2011

Is There a Downside to High Duck Production?

Delta Waterfowl predicts excellent wetland conditions for the 2011 waterfowl nesting cycle:

March 02, 2011

DU to Receive Grant for Gulf Coast

Ducks Unlimited will receive a $2.5 million grant to build a habitat for waterfowl and other birds that migrate to the Gulf Coast.

June 25, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Softshell Jacket

Whitewater Outdoors is strategically partnering with Ducks Unlimited to introduce a new line of duck hunting clothing for all seasons.

June 23, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Threats

The Director of Conservation Planning for Ducks Unlimited Southern Region discusses the fragile coastal wildlife and wetlands in danger.

May 11, 2010

Whitewater Outdoors DU Rain Suit

Whitewater Outdoors introduces a new line of duck hunting clothing to satisfy duck hunters throughout the season.

April 13, 2010