John Pollman

John Pollmann is a freelance outdoor writer who focuses on upland bird and waterfowl hunting as well as those conservation issues surrounding the preservation of a diverse landscape in his home state of South Dakota. A 2012 recipient of the John Madson Fellowship from the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Mr. Pollmann is a regular contributor to the Sioux Falls (SD) Argus Leader; provides a bi-monthly report on South Dakota for the Minnesota Outdoor News; and is the waterfowl columnist for the Aberdeen (SD) American News Outdoor Forum. Other writing credits include the pages of magazines for Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl and American Waterfowler. A life-long outdoorsman, Mr. Pollmann has hunted in such famed locations as the Eastern Shore of Maryland; the Interlakes region of Manitoba; the flooded timber of Arkansas; and coastal Louisiana. His favorite place to be, however, remains a marsh in South Dakota, where he loves decoying mallards and pintails hatched on the Coteau des Prairies. In addition to outdoor writing, Mr. Pollmann holds an advanced degree in music and currently teaches at Pipestone Area School in Pipestone, MN. He is an active member of Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, Pheasants Forever, and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and currently serves as a member-at-large for the South Dakota Wildlife Federation. Mr. Pollmann lives in Dell Rapids, SD with his wife Amber, their son Miles and a yellow Labrador named Murphy.