Delta Waterfowl, a leading conservation group dedicated to ducks and duck hunters in North America, is grateful for the legion of dedicated men and women who volunteer their time, talent and money to allow the organization to carry out its mission to serve ducks and duck hunters, today and tomorrow.
"The record-breaking year we had for the Delta Waterfowl events system in 2013 is all due to our hard-working volunteers," said Jason Tharpe, vice president of events and membership. "In addition to fundraising, our volunteers play a key role in local conservation projects and hunter recruitment across North America."
Each year, Delta celebrates the stars of the organization with the Volunteer of the Year Award, given to a true volunteer leader who embodies the organization's values and works tirelessly for conservation.
Delta Waterfowl needs your help in choosing a winner. Click here to read profiles of all seven finalists and then vote for the candidate you feel is Delta's top volunteer. You have until July 31 to cast your vote.
Zink Calls and Avian-X are generously sponsoring the Volunteer of the Year Award. The winner will receive a Zink Call and a Super X3 shotgun, so your vote counts!
The finalists for Volunteer of the Year:
- Tom Biggar, Arch Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri
- Seth Jean, Backwater Chapter, Magnolia, Arkansas
- Jonathan Jimney, Gulf Coast Chapter, Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Ches McDowell, Triangle Delta Waterfowl, Raleigh, North Carolina
- Mike Mercer, Full Flight Migrators, Southampton, Ontario
- Eric Reisenweber, South East Dakota Puddlers, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Dan Statile, Delaware River Delta Waterfowl, Paulsboro, New Jersey
We editors congratulate all seven finalists as well as everyone else who makes conservation a part of giving back to the great sport of hunting.