Delta Waterfowl Writer Wins Award for History Book


BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Paul Wait, senior manager of communications for Delta Waterfowl, received a pair of writing honors in the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Awards-in-Craft competition at its September conference in Branson, Missouri.

“Delta Waterfowl: How The Duck Hunters Organization Shaped Waterfowl Conservation in North America,” won second place in the “Best of Book” category. The comprehensive account of Delta’s 110-year history speaks to the heart of the organization’s mission—encapsulating its roots in waterfowl research, the diversity of obstacles conquered and the compelling, duck-filled horizon that lies ahead.

“The Delta history book is a hybrid between a coffee table book and Delta’s fascinating history in words,” Wait said. “All of the great artwork and historic photos add great visual appeal to the book. I’m thrilled to be recognized by my peers at AGLOW for my work, but really, for the leaders of Delta Waterfowl to have trusted me to tell the story of The Duck Hunters Organization is quite an honor in itself.”

An online article by Wait titled, “Crash Landings: ’Twas Three Weeks Before Christmas…” was awarded second place in AGLOW’s “Electronic Blog–Open” category. The light-hearted tale details a misty December surprise: a beaming array of Christmas lights and snow geese bouncing off the windows — literally — in not so cheerful fashion.

To purchase a copy of “Delta Waterfowl: How The Duck Hunters Organization Shaped Waterfowl Conservation in North America,” visit  

For more information, contact Paul Wait at (309) 634-9408 or [email protected].

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

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