Tag: Ducks Unlimited Inc.

  • DU Honors Conservation Icon Jim Konkel

    DU Honors Conservation Icon Jim Konkel

    Ducks Unlimited Inc. (DU) today announces with great sadness that James “Jim” D. Konkel has passed away. Mr. Konkel’s passing is a profound loss to countless people, including his extended family at Ducks Unlimited. Mr. Konkel faithfully served DU on many levels. He served on DU’s Emeritus Board, was an active trustee of Wetlands America […]

  • 2022 Waterfowl Population Survey Results

    2022 Waterfowl Population Survey Results

    Total populations were estimated at 34.2 million The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today released its report on 2022 Waterfowl Population Status, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS, Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and other partners. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last FWS duck breeding population survey was released […]

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

    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 […]

  • DU to Congress: Waterfowling is essential to outdoor economy

    DU to Congress: Waterfowling is essential to outdoor economy

    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, […]

  • North Dakota waterfowl populations down due to severe drought

    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. […]

  • Watch DU’s newest online film:“Nilo”

    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 […]

  • DU applauds expansion of Conservation Reserve Program

    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 […]

  • Ducks Unlimited names Doug Barnes Chief Brand Officer

    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, […]

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

    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 […]

  • Ducks Unlimited reaches major conservation milestone

    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 […]