Delta Waterfowl Hires Petrie to Lead The Duck Hunters Organization
Delta Waterfowl has hired Dr. Scott Petrie to be the organization’s Chief Scientist and Chief Executive Officer.
Petrie, 48, comes to Delta as an accomplished and respected leader in the waterfowl conservation community, having served as executive director at Long Point Waterfowl in Ontario for the past 18 years.
“We are pleased to bring in Dr. Petrie to lead the management team,” said Larry Kaumeyer, Delta’s Chairman of the Board. “Scott’s experience and strong connections in both the waterfowl management world and hunting community across North America make him the ideal leader to direct Delta Waterfowl’s continuing growth.”
As a young man, Petrie worked on a family dairy farm in Ontario, where he also began hunting ducks and geese. His passion for waterfowl grew out of research as a “Delta student” in 1986 and 1987, when he worked on the Marsh Ecology Research Program and Minnedosa Canvasback Project. He completed an undergraduate degree in wildlife biology at the University of Guelph in Ontario, and earned his PhD at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
“I’m very excited about returning to the organization I started with as a student,” Petrie said. “I’m looking forward to leading an excellent team to increase the impact and delivery of Delta’s conservation programs.”
Petrie will direct the growth of the organization’s development and event system, primarily to support Predator Management and Hen House deployment across the key duck production areas of North America. Delta also plans to increase their contributions to hunter recruitment, retention and advocacy across North America.
“I want Delta Waterfowl to be recognized as a key contributor to waterfowl conservation and as the premier organization supporting duck hunters across North America,” Petrie said. “We need to espouse the benefits of what Delta does, and work collaboratively with our conservation partners to have an even greater impact for our members and supporters.”
Petrie will be working from the Bismarck, North Dakota, office.
For more information, contact Alex Heiser, Director of Marketing and Communications, at (888) 987-3695 ext. 203 or [email protected].
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 deltawaterfowl.org.