Saskatchewan Launches New Conservation Program

December 29, 2011 by  

Saskatchewan Launches New Conservation Program

Via Delta Waterfowl News – Duck Hunting Conservation Conservation in Saskatchewan is about to take a giant leap forward. Four rural municipalities in the Wascana Creek and Qu’Appelle River watersheds announced today they will introduce the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) conservation program. Following months of development work, the rural municipalities of South Qu’Appelle, Indian [...]

2011 Breeding Waterfowl Habitat Conditions Released

July 1, 2011 by  

2011 Breeding Waterfowl Habitat Conditions Released

Delta Waterfowl Release Duck hunters will find plenty to cheer about in the annual breeding population and habitat survey, which was released earlier today. Conducted each May by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service, this year’s survey reveals the second-highest pond count and a record 45.6 million ducks, the most [...]

Delta Waterfowl Press Releases 2010-07-04 03:26:06

July 4, 2010 by  

Delta Waterfowl Press Releases
		 2010-07-04 03:26:06

Delta Waterfowl Press Releases 2010-07-04 03:26:06

July 4, 2010 by  

Delta Waterfowl Press Releases
		 2010-07-04 03:26:06

Breeding Population Survey Released; Wet Conditions Attract Ducks to Dakotas

July 2, 2010 by  

Breeding Population Survey Released; Wet Conditions Attract Ducks to Dakotas

The 56th edition of the Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey, released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service, revealed wetland conditions and duck populations well above their long-term averages. The headline numbers: The total-duck population across the traditional survey dropped slightly to 40.9 million from last year’s 42 million, mallard numbers were steady at 8.4 million, scaup numbers rose slightly to 4.2 million and the northern pintail population bumped up 9 percent to 3.5 million. 

Breeding Population Survey Released; Wet Conditions Attract Ducks to Dakotas

July 2, 2010 by  

Breeding Population Survey Released; Wet Conditions Attract Ducks to Dakotas

The 56th edition of the Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey, released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service, revealed wetland conditions and duck populations well above their long-term averages. The headline numbers: The total-duck population across the traditional survey dropped slightly to 40.9 million from last year’s 42 million, mallard numbers were steady at 8.4 million, scaup numbers rose slightly to 4.2 million and the northern pintail population bumped up 9 percent to 3.5 million. 

New General CRP Signup Good for Ducks, Duck hunters  

March 1, 2010 by  

New General CRP Signup Good for Ducks, Duck hunters  

Bismarck, N.D.–The announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer a general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup later in 2010 is good news for ducks and duck hunters, according to Delta Waterfowl Senior Vice President John Devne…

ALUS in Alberta – Good News for American Duck Hunters – ‘Farmers Conservation Plan’ Launches on Breeding Grounds

January 20, 2010 by  

ALUS in Alberta – Good News for American Duck Hunters – ‘Farmers Conservation Plan’ Launches on Breeding Grounds

Today’s launch of the first Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) pilot program in Alberta—a prime duck-producing province—is great news for U.S. hunters. Designed by Delta Waterfowl and backed by several Canadian farm groups, ALUS compensates agr…

House of Commons Votes to Repeal Long-gun Registry

November 5, 2009 by  

House of Commons Votes to Repeal Long-gun Registry

A private member’s bill to repeal the federal long-gun registry passed its first hurdle Wednesday as the House of Commons voted to scrap the controversial measure that requires Canadian citizens to register all firearms—including shotguns and rifle…

Delta’s U.S. Mentored Hunt Program Takes Off – More than 70 Hunts Planned for Upcoming Season

September 16, 2009 by  

Delta’s U.S. Mentored Hunt Program Takes Off – More than 70 Hunts Planned for Upcoming Season

Bismarck, N.D.—The seeds of John Denker’s love of waterfowling were sown when he was a young boy working as his father’s field apprentice in and around his hometown of Quincy, Illinois. “I was affectionately called the bag boy, the kid who pick…

Where Do Our Ducks Come From? The Answer May Shock Many Hunters

September 9, 2009 by  

Where Do Our Ducks Come From? The Answer May Shock Many Hunters

BISMARCK, N.D.—Lost in the euphoria over the 2009 breeding-population survey was the sobering confirmation that prairie Canada is no longer the continent’s leading producer of ducks. This spring, for the first time ever, more total ducks, more pudd…

Delta’s Mentored Hunting Program Restoring Canadian Waterfowling Culture – More Than 40 Hunts Slated for 2009

September 1, 2009 by  

Delta’s Mentored Hunting Program Restoring Canadian Waterfowling Culture – More Than 40 Hunts Slated for 2009

Winnipeg, Manitoba—As the days get shorter and the evenings cooler, Delta Waterfowl President Rob Olson gets that unmistakable itch that the waterfowl-hunting season is right around the bend. “It happens every year,” says Olson. “I get that itch.” As…

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