Federal duck stamps for 2021-22 season on sale Friday, June 25

The 2021-22 Federal Duck Stamp goes on sale Friday, June 25. The stamps, which cost $25 and raise about $40 million for conservation each year, are valid from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. Purchased by millions of waterfowl hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and stamp collectors every year, duck stamps provide critical funding to purchase… Continue reading Federal duck stamps for 2021-22 season on sale Friday, June 25

DU to Congress: Waterfowling is essential to outdoor economy

DU Chief Policy Officer Zach Hartman testifies on “The State of Outdoor Tourism, Recreation and Ecotourism.”

Chief Policy Officer Zach Hartman testifies before Senate subcommittee Today, Ducks Unlimited (DU) Chief Policy Officer Zach Hartman testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion Subcommittee. The hearing was titled “The State of Outdoor Tourism, Recreation and Ecotourism,” and, as the world’s leader in wetlands conservation,… Continue reading DU to Congress: Waterfowling is essential to outdoor economy

North Dakota waterfowl populations down due to severe drought

Newly released numbers from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s (NDGFD) 74th annual breeding duck survey indicate a below-average breeding season for waterfowl. The main cause of the decline is lack of water – the 2021 May water index was down 80% from 2020, and nearly 68% below the 1948-2020 average in the state.… Continue reading North Dakota waterfowl populations down due to severe drought

Watch DU’s newest online film:“Nilo”

Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently released the latest film in its online series, DU Films. In this film, the second of season 7, DU Films showcases Nilo Farms in Brighton, Ill. This iconic location has a long history of producing top Labrador retrievers, including the legendary King Buck, the dog featured on the 1959 Federal Duck… Continue reading Watch DU’s newest online film:“Nilo”

DU applauds expansion of Conservation Reserve Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that USDA will open enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with higher payment rates, new incentives and a redefined focus on the program’s role in climate change mitigation. Established in 1985, CRP is considered one of the nation’s most successful private lands conservation… Continue reading DU applauds expansion of Conservation Reserve Program

Ducks Unlimited names Doug Barnes Chief Brand Officer

Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently announced that Doug Barnes has been named the organization’s first Chief Brand Officer (CBO). In his new role, Barnes will lead a dedicated team who will develop and execute all of DU’s comprehensive communications and marketing activities.  “We are excited to have Doug as our first-ever Chief Brand Officer – nurturing,… Continue reading Ducks Unlimited names Doug Barnes Chief Brand Officer

Inaugural DUX and Duck Jam set for June 25-27 at Texas Motor Speedway

Family friendly extravaganza features latest in outdoor expertise, equipment and today’s hottest rising Country Music stars The inaugural Ducks Unlimited Expo (DUX), presented by Purina Pro Plan, is slated for June 25-27, at Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway. The family friendly outdoor consumer show will feature several interactive villages where attendees can see, experience and… Continue reading Inaugural DUX and Duck Jam set for June 25-27 at Texas Motor Speedway

Ducks Unlimited reaches major conservation milestone

More than 15 million acres of habitat protected or restored across North America Ducks Unlimited (DU) has achieved another conservation milestone with more than 15 million acres of habitat restored or protected in North America. The impressive number could not have been reached without the tireless efforts of millions of DU supporters, volunteers, partners and staff members who have been a part… Continue reading Ducks Unlimited reaches major conservation milestone

2021 DU Ducks in the Desert Continental Shoot set for March 4-7

LAS VEGAS – Jan. 22, 2021 – Ducks Unlimited’s Ducks in the Desert Continental Shoot sporting clay competition will take place March 4-7, at the world-class Clark County Shooting Complex in North Las Vegas. The competition, now in its 35th year, hosts skilled clay shooters from around North America supporting wetlands conservation and shooting for… Continue reading 2021 DU Ducks in the Desert Continental Shoot set for March 4-7

DU and Everyday Outdoors Launch DU Barrel Band Collection

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Jan. 6, 2021 Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Everyday Outdoors are proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the release of the Ducks Unlimited Barrel Band collection. DU members, supporters, and outdoor enthusiasts can show their dedication to waterfowling and our hunting heritage by wearing rings cut directly from shotgun barrels. “We are thankful… Continue reading DU and Everyday Outdoors Launch DU Barrel Band Collection