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

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

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

Watch DU’s newest online film: “Mallard Rest”

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 the Rozier family of Greenwood, Miss. Their commitment to waterfowl and wetlands conservation is carried on through continuing the legacy of a unique and outstanding property named Mallard Rest. Billy… Continue reading Watch DU’s newest online film: “Mallard Rest”

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

Watch DU’s newest online film:“The Ottleys”

Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently released the latest film in its online series, DU Films. In this film, the first of season 7, DU Films showcases the Ottley family of Atlanta, Ga. Their commitment to waterfowl and wetlands conservation is a tradition spanning multiple generations. Julian Ottley and his daughters, Lucy, Mary and Catherine, enjoy spending… Continue reading Watch DU’s newest online film:“The Ottleys”

DU, partners to research Great Lakes algal blooms, mallards

$1 million gift by Sunshine Charitable Foundation helps fund the project A $2.1 million international study led by Ducks Unlimited and supported by a substantial grant from the Sunshine Charitable Foundation will connect how Great Lakes wetland habitats can reduce harmful algae blooms and improve the population of mallards, one of the region’s most important waterfowl. The… Continue reading DU, partners to research Great Lakes algal blooms, mallards

Nicholas Berry wins 35th Ducks in the Desert Continental Shoot

Ducks Unlimited’s 35th annual Ducks in the Desert Continental Sporting Clays Shoot took place March 4-7, in Las Vegas, crowning Nicholas Berry of Santa Ana, Calif., as the High Overall (HOA) champion with a score of 184/200. Held at the world-class Clark County Shooting Complex in North Las Vegas, the event hosted 250 skilled clay… Continue reading Nicholas Berry wins 35th Ducks in the Desert Continental Shoot

Dr. Steve Adair named Ducks Unlimited chief scientist

Steve Adair brings a wealth of knowledge and wetlands conservation experience as DU’s new chief scientist. Ducks Unlimited recently announced that Steve Adair, Ph.D., has been named Ducks Unlimited (DU) chief scientist after Dr. Tom Moorman’s retirement. Adair will assume the role as DU’s leader on waterfowl and habitat science, providing vison and direction for… Continue reading Dr. Steve Adair named Ducks Unlimited chief scientist