We thank you for considering a lasting and impactful planned gift to
ensure a bright future for waterfowl and waterfowl hunters.
Unrestricted gifts are most helpful for our team of waterfowl and
wetland scientists; however, it is most important to us that your
wishes be honored. Below are a number of ways your gift can make a
directed impact. Please contact us to discuss all the
possible ways your planned gift can best be utilized.
We have a constantly revolving menu of ongoing research programs that you
can fund outright, or for gifts of a certain size, you can permanently
endow and name the future of North American waterfowl research.
(Your Name) Endowed Chief Scientist in North American Waterfowl Research ($5,000,000) -
There is currently a critical need for waterfowl, wetland and human
dimensions of waterfowl hunting research. This is a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to permanently stamp the future course of waterfowl
conservation with your name, and help ensure a lasting legacy of
high-quality, applicable research that will guide the future of waterfowl
management and hunting. The funds from your generous gift will continue
Delta's legacy of recruiting and equipping the most respected and
accomplished international thought leaders in wetland and waterfowl
About All the Research Projects You Can Support
(Your Name) Endowed Scientist in Applied Waterfowl Research ($2,500,000) -
In addition to the Chief Scientist endowment, Delta is looking to expand
our science team with an endowed position to focus very specifically on the
most pressing gaps in the current cache applicable waterfowl research. By
naming and endowing this position, you ensure that Delta can attract and
equip the greatest thought leaders in waterfowl conservation and research.
You will help produce applicable science that will best inform waterfowl
biologists and managers throughout North America have the very best
information to guide management and harvest decisions.
About All the Research Projects You Can Support
Your planned gift can begin producing ducks today with an immediate gift
that will increase nest success and add ducks to the fall flight, this
year! You can directly fund the Predator Management and Hen House Programs
with an outright planned gift, or for gifts of a certain size you can
permanently endow and name these programs.
(Your Name) Predator Management Endowment ($1,000,000 minimum)-
By naming and endowing a full-time professional trapper in perpetuity,
you will produce more ducks (approximately 8,000 per year) than any
other documented conservation practice known to science. Over time, the
impact you will have on North American waterfowl populations is
(Your Name) Endowed Hen House Supersite ($100,000 minimum)-
If your favorite duck is the mallard, there is no better method to
increase production than Hen Houses. By endowing the installation and
perpetual care of a Hen House Supersite (100 Hen Houses) on a site
deemed most prolific by our team of scientist, you will increase nest
success of those mallards by nearly ten-fold, for decades and decades
into the future.
Delta Waterfowl is the world leader in waterfowl hunter specific R3
(recruitment, retention and reactivation) initiatives. Your gift to the
First Hunt, University Hunt or Mentor Recognition Programs, you can help
reverse the alarming loss in hunters our tradition is currently
(Your Name) Endowed Director in Waterfowl Hunter Recruitment,
Retention and Reactivation ($2,000,000 minimum) -
With your gift of a certain size, you can name and permanently endow
our Director and the international program he/she oversees to curb the
alarming rate at which we are currently losing waterfowl hunters.
(Your Name) Endowed University Hunt Program ($100,000 minimum)
- You can permanently endow or simply make an outright gift to
support Delta's University Hunt to be delivered at a partnering
University if they have a cooperating Natural Resources Department. Too
often, the very biologists we are training to manage our waterfowl and
wetlands do not come from a hunting background and may not understand
the importance of waterfowl hunters as the leaders of the North
American conservation movement which has successfully protected and
managed for our continental wetland and waterfowl resources.
- This is the world's largest waterfowl specific hunter recruitment
program. Your gift to support this program will be responsible for
helping expose upwards of 12,000 youth and young adults to waterfowl
hunting, who may otherwise come from a non-hunting background and never
have the opportunity to experience our cherished tradition.
Mentor Recognition Program
- Delta realizes that alone we cannot curb the loss of duck hunters;
therefore, we initiated the only waterfowl specific mentor recognition
program in North America to help encourage and recognize hunters like
you who lend their resources and expertise to introduce the next
generation of young people to waterfowl hunting. Your gift to this
recognition program will help provide resources to train, connect and
recognize experienced waterfowlers in order that they can join in the
effort of ensuring a bright future for our hunting tradition.
From grass roots to international reach, Delta's advocacy team has
possibly the greatest impact on continental scale waterfowl and wetland
conservation policy and funding. Additionally, our advocacy team
represents the interest of the duck hunter on important issues
concerning hunting access and opportunity throughout North America.
Your gift to support our policy and advocacy effort from City Hall to
Capitol Hill produces exponential, positive results for North American
waterfowl and waterfowl hunters