Cast Your Ballot for Delta Waterfowl’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Delta Waterfowl’s mission to produce ducks and ensure the future of waterfowling is fueled by thousands of passionate, dedicated volunteers from across the United States and Canada.

Volunteers are the organization’s “boots on the ground,” working tirelessly to benefit waterfowl conservation and hunters in their communities. They organize fundraising banquets, install Hen Houses and wood duck boxes, host First Hunt events for new waterfowlers, and provide Delta with resources to meet critical program objectives. They are, without a doubt, the lifeblood of The Duck Hunters Organization.

In annually naming a Volunteer of the Year, Delta Waterfowl celebrates the nearly 4,000 selfless, devoted individuals who make its work possible.

“This year’s Volunteer of the Year candidates are excellent examples of hunters who put more into the waterfowl resource than they take,” said Dr. Scott Petrie, Delta’s chief executive officer. “Throughout North America, our volunteers are doing remarkable work for ducks and duck hunters on the local level, while supporting Delta’s duck production, habitat, research, and hunter recruitment and advocacy work.”

The six finalists for Delta’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year:

Julio Arriola
Greater Longview Chapter
Longview, Texas

Curtis Barber
Cupped ’N Committed Chapter
Winterset, Iowa

Steve Conrad
Back Bay Chapter
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Ashton Eschette
Da’ Bayou Chapter
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Mark Lomond
Sou’Wes Newfoundland Chapter
Port aux Basques, Newfoundland

Jacob Poole
Southwest Mississippi Chapter
Liberty, Mississippi

The Volunteer of the Year will be chosen exclusively through online voting, so make your voice heard: Visit deltawaterfowl.org/VOY now through June 30 to view profiles of each candidate and cast your ballot.

Every vote counts. Delta’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year will receive a Remington Versa Max shotgun in Realtree Max-5 camouflage and a $500 Delta Waterfowl Gear gift card. In addition, the winner will be profiled in the Fall Issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine.

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and ensure the tradition of duck hunting in North America. Visit deltawaterfowl.org.