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Geez lets not meltdown the server with responses ??? :huh:

How many are already members ???

Maybe we could get a pothole & also all volunteer to improve it ??? - Then work on the area landowners to open up more potholes to hunters ??? Could be a start towards a ND waterfowler Assn ???

Or we could lease it & start a Duck hunting club :roll: :eyeroll: - I'm open to either idea - Just give me your thoughts ??? No one will be under any obligation by saying yes no maybe ???

I even have a good idea how to raise money & help area landowners & maybe get access to other near by lands at the same time.
 

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I'm a Sponsor Member of Delta and send them money for some of their other specified programs. I have held off of sponsoring a pothole because, as far as I know, there is no guarantee it won't go to some farmer who is already leasing his land to a guide. I haven't actually looked into it though so I could be wrong. If we can guarantee the pothole won't be on leased land, I'm in for $100. I think for $500 you can sponsor a complex of potholes. It would be cool to get a complex in the name of Nodak Outdoors. Sounds like you volunteered to be the treasurer for the project Fetch, where do I send the check?? :D
 

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I'm in too, as long as it isn't on guided land!!!
 

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I'm all for it! It would be pretty cool to establish some potholes from the site. Although I gotta admit my free time is officially toast for this spring, so I'd need a lot of help to get it started.

If anyone's interested, drop me a line. If you want to help fetch, find out how this gets started and who the people are we need to get in touch with.

Thanks!
 

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I agree Fetch...count me in.
 

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I think Delta Waterfowl is an excellent organization, and I am a member because of that. For everybody's information, some folks are trying to form a local Delta chapter in the Bismarck area. In fact, I went to the organizational meeting a few weeks ago.

We are meeting next week to discuss a trap-shoot and membership drive. I will keep folks updated.

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I've been a member of Delta Waterfowl for quite some time.

Personally, I'd like you to change the title of this to, What Delta Waterfowl Does, because the program was started 12 years ago.

If you decide to join or give to the adopt-a-pothole fund please give for the ducks. Don't keep your hand in your pocket because the ducks might get raised on leased land. The ducks can't read the signs, they just like the pothole.
 

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Red

Did you read either Link - they are going a new direction & I like it

Sure they have been OK since Jones brought them up to speed - Always Great In Research - But what they are going to do now - should really help ducks - I wish they had 1/2 the $$$ DU gets & then things could really take off - that & if Canada could get a program like CRP :beer:
 

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Didn't need to, the article on their web site is a reprint of the article that was in the Spring 2003 Delta Waterfowl Report Magazine that I read cover to cover a while ago.

I was referring to the fact that the adopt a pot-hole program is 12 years old. I've also used their plans to build hen houses, but you can get them free from the US Fish & Wildlife Service if you agree to maintain them.

Yes, I agree that if they had the money DU has, the ducks would benefit immensely. Over the years I have written to and e-mailed Ducks Unlimited many times about habitat and other questions. I've never gotten a reply from them, but I do get a lot of mailings asking for donations. I still belong to their organization, but no longer go to any of their banquets. I would rather give my donations to Delta Waterfowl or The Izaak Walton League of America.
 

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No - I'll resend it tonight - might want to put up a sticky post & set a dealine ??? Or put a notice on the main page & or all the forums ??? How much is raised wll determine what size pothole - I would guess minimum would be $25 ???

I think all who donate get a membership ??? -
Donors will receive the name and address of the landowner and a legal description of the property adopted. All contributors will receive a Delta Duck Production certificate, DDP decal, Delta Waterfowl decal and subscription to The Delta Waterfowl Report.
also see: http://www.deltawaterfowl.org/ddp/aap/d ... onate.html

http://www.deltawaterfowl.org/home/join_usa.html
 

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I re-sent a email to them today ???

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I think we want to advertise it more on all pages of this forum (up to Chris) & then get a complex

I'd give you my home address but cootkiller might come & scare me :lol:

Any volunteers to be treasurer (Ken) ? he's so nice no one would want to scare him :wink:
 

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I'll second that - All in favor say I

PM me your address & email etc. I'll do the same & I will let you know if I ever get a reply

We may have to call them

I'd like to get a complex we could really see & maybe even keep a eye on, or volunteer to improve - But in general it is a donation for the greater good of the Org.

Do all that donate get a membership ??? Or is that seperate (I thought they did) ??? maybe get a hat, or a call out of em too :wink:

where are those 120,000 minnesotans ??? when you need em :roll: :-?
 

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I received a letter from them explaining the program about 2 weeks ago. It included a nice card for checking off which program you want to donate to and/or how much to each one.

You can donate with or without being a member but I it says nothing about a membership on the card so I think memberships are seperate items.

Fetch: I may have located a source for wild celery and think I may order some. Would you be interested in any or the address.
 

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I like the discussions here. I also like the idea of a waterfowl association working with Delta to build some potholes. I am very interested in this, so please keep me posted.

Like I stated in one in an earlier post, some folks from Bismarck, including myself, are in the process of setting up a local Delta chapter. We are in the infant stages and we have been having a few meetings with Delta staff to plan our first banquet event to recruit members. In my opinion, a drive like the one described here is a perfect way to call attention to all the good things Delta can do. It's also a good way for duck hunters to have a direct impact on ND duck production.

Much of what I read describing a duck hunting club or waterfowl association could be an extension of a local chapter with volunteers to lend some time and sweat to build nesting boxes, develop potholes, build partnerships with landowners, etc.

Our next chapter meeting will be in early or mid-May. I have been trading emails with Troy Reno of Delta routinely, and I would be happy to visit with him about this idea. Would redlabel, fetch, or Chris want to meet with Troy or other Delta staff to discuss the pothole plan? If so, let me know.

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Here's a few more details: Donors will receive the name and address of the landowner and a legal description of the property adopted. All contributors will receive a Delta Duck Production certificate,
DDP decal, Delta Waterfowl decal and subscription to The Delta Waterfowl Report.

Joint Membership $50
One Acre Pothole $125
Two Acre Pothole $250
Wetland Complex $500
 
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