Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Delta Waterfowl Announces 2019 Volunteer of the Year Nominees

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Delta Waterfowl’s mission is fueled by North America’s most dedicated volunteers — a selfless legion of duck hunters with a passion for producing ducks and securing the future of waterfowling. They manage conservation projects, host First Hunt events for new waterfowlers, organize fund-raising banquets, help Delta defend local hunting opportunities, and so much more. They are, without a doubt, the backbone of The Duck Hunters Organization.

“Delta Waterfowl is extremely effective in its efforts because we have the best chapter volunteers in all of conservation,” said Dr. Scott Petrie, CEO of Delta Waterfowl. “Their commitment to our cause consistently amazes me, and I can’t thank them enough for all they do.”

In annually naming a Volunteer of the Year, Delta Waterfowl celebrates the thousands of devoted individuals across the United States and Canada who make its work possible. This year’s winner will receive Delta Waterfowl’s 2018 Gun of the Year — a Weatherby Orion 12-gauge over/under shotgun — plus a $500 gift card for Banded and Avery waterfowl gear.

For 2019, Delta Waterfowl’s regional directors have nominated 16 worthy volunteers:

Ben Wolney

Iron Range Flyers Chapter

Hibbing, Minnesota

Alex Grable

Sullivan County Chapter

Sullivan, Indiana

Ken Powers

1000 Islands Chapter

Kingston, Ontario

Tim Kellar

Bottoms Up Chapter

Wilton, North Dakota

Dan Robben

Southern Oregon Chapter

Medford, Oregon

Jason Sanderson

Lancaster Chapter

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Kevin Rea

Mid South Chapter

Memphis, Tennessee

Lee Monsees

Triangle Chapter

Raleigh, North Carolina

Troy Hellmann

Four Rivers Chapter

Washington, Missouri

James Michael Moyer

Birmingham Chapter

Birmingham, Alabama

Jamie Floyd

Southern New Brunswick Chapter

Sussex, New Brunswick

Calvin Barber

Cupped ’N Committed Chapter

Winterset, Iowa

Ryan Brown

Park Cities Delta Chapter

Dallas, Texas

Chris Goss

Raft Creek Chapter
Searcy, Arkansas

Brent Hutchins Chapter

Cabot, Arkansas

Jonathan Walker

Baton Rouge Area Chapter

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Craig Ochitwa

Greenhead Nation Chapter

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Stay tuned: In July, Delta will name six finalists for 2019 Volunteer of the Year. The winner will be named in August, and announced on Delta’s social media pages and in the Fall Issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine.

For more information, contact Lisa Lawrence at (888) 987-3695 ext. 5222, or

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