College Wildlife Management Students Learn to Hunt Ducks
Growing up in New Orleans, Kiah Williams had only one meaningful connection to animals of the natural world: the local zoo.
"I've always had a fondness for animals, but I never really had any practical experience with nature or hunting or fishing before enrolling at LSU," said Williams, 22, who graduated recently from Louisiana State University with a degree in natural resource ecology and management. "But that all changed when I signed up for a duck hunt for one of my classes. It sort of opened up a whole new world that I think will be beneficial to my career."
Williams is one of 10 undergraduate students who spent a weekend learning the ways of waterfowl hunting as part of a wildlife techniques class taught by Frank Rohwer, a professor at LSU's School of Renewable Natural Resources.
Eastern Washington Outfitter Puts Sizzle Into the Hunt with Duck Kabobs
To a man, every hunter in Mike Meseberg's boat had stopped scanning the sky for ducks. For the previous 20 minutes, six men hidden under a boat blind canopy had intermittently watched our host slice fruit, cube meat and spread spices while we kept vigil over decoys bobbing on an eastern Washington lake.
The minute those skewers started to sizzle over the charcoal, mesmerizing aromas from the far end of the boat overtook our collective desire to shoot birds. Some of us pretended to keep hunting, but our attention hung on Meseberg's tantalizingly simple announcement: "The kabobs are ready."
Delta Waterfowl "Then and Now"
For generations, Delta has worked for the future of ducks and duck hunting.
Enjoy these archival photos of early Delta staff, while current members describe what Delta means to them. It's all in the family...always has been.
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Delta Waterfowl Chapters and Events
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