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

Watch DU’s newest online film: “Chef Ric”

Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently released the latest film in its online series, DU Films. In this film, the fourth of season 7, DU Films travels to the Texas middle coast near Bay City. Tropical Storm Beta had just passed, and September’s early teal season was in full swing. Chef Ric Rosser of Spread Oaks Ranch… Continue reading Watch DU’s newest online film: “Chef Ric”

DU and Phillips 66 team up in Kansas on wetland restoration project

Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Phillips 66 recently teamed up for a large wetland restoration project in southcentral Kansas at the Byron Walker Wildlife Area (WA), a popular destination for waterfowl and outdoor enthusiasts.   Work on the wetlands complex, owned by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), was completed in 2020. Phillips 66… Continue reading DU and Phillips 66 team up in Kansas on wetland restoration project

Ducks Unlimited receives grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

Ducks Unlimited (DU) will receive $179,046 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) for the Restoring Western Alkali and Riparian Wetlands proposal.  The NET board announced the award at its meeting on April 8, in Lincoln. This is the first year of funding for the Restoring Western Alkali and Riparian Wetlands proposal with the potential for… Continue reading Ducks Unlimited receives grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

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”

Multi-platinum country music star Gary Allan launching album at Duck Jam

EMI Nashville recording artist Gary Allan will headline the Ducks Unlimited (DU) Duck Jam with a special concert celebrating the release of his new album, Ruthless, at Texas Motor Speedway on June 26. The album marks a return to the spotlight with 13 stunning tracks that draw from Allan’s deep-rooted influences of the 80s and… Continue reading Multi-platinum country music star Gary Allan launching album at Duck Jam

DU National Scholarship Program

Congratulations to the class of 2021 for the DU National Scholarship Program! Click here to view the 2021 DU National Scholarship Winners. In 2021, Ducks Unlimited (DU) awarded 61 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are members of DU. The scholarship program is open to all senior student members; however, it is targeted to volunteers… Continue reading DU National Scholarship Program

Duck and Goose Calling Contests Abound at DUX

Eight duck and goose calling contests with a total purse of more than $10,000 will be held during the inaugural Ducks Unlimited Expo (DUX) presented by Purina Pro Plan on June 25-27 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Sponsored by Boss Shotshells, these contests will be a highlight at the largest outdoor hunting… Continue reading Duck and Goose Calling Contests Abound at DUX

DU receives $2 million for East Raccourci Bay

Louisiana wetlands restoration will reduce shoreline erosion Ducks Unlimited (DU) received a $2 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to enhance 1,000 acres of coastal wetlands in Terrebonne Parish, La. The East Raccourci Bay project includes construction of 53,000 linear feet of marsh terraces to reduce shoreline erosion and encourage growth of submerged… Continue reading DU receives $2 million for East Raccourci Bay

Ducks Unlimited celebrates Earth Day 2021

Thursday, April 22, marks the 51st annual celebration Ducks Unlimited encourages you to celebrate Earth Day by experiencing and preserving the natural wonders that surround us. The annual celebration for Earth Day is April 22, but every day is Earth Day for Ducks Unlimited because DU conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for… Continue reading Ducks Unlimited celebrates Earth Day 2021