Kansas Hunters, Did You Know?

  • DU's #1 conservation focus area – the Prairie Pothole Region– provides Kansas with the vast majority of our waterfowl migration. More than 85% of the banded ducks harvested in Kansas originate in this critical portion of the breeding grounds.
  • DU and our conservation partners have conserved more than 6 million acres of critical
  • The dollars raised at local DU events are the primary funds that drive our waterfowl habitat conservation programs.
  • The best way Kansas duck hunters can help protect vital waterfowl habitats is by volunteering for their local DU committee.
  • More than 90% of the public projects DU has performed work on in Kansas are open to public hunting.
  • DU is the ONLY waterfowl conservation organization with a Washington DC staff whose purpose is to work with lawmakers to see that waterfowl needs are represented when congressional issues will have an impact on waterfowl habitat.
  • DU and our partners have performed more than $4.8 million worth of conservation projects in Kansas on approximately 19,500 acres.
  • DU ranks 115 out of almost 1,000,000 non-profit organizations in the United States in terms of organizational efficiency.
  • Because our members and Board of Directors believe so strongly in our conservation mission, at least 80% of the dollars raised by DU is spent for direct on-the-ground conservation efforts.
  • United States President George W. Bush has described Ducks Unlimited as "the model by which all conservation should be delivered in America."
  • Duck hunters founded DU in 1937 and hunters make up 90% of our current membership.
  • While DU's #1 priority is waterfowl, 900 or more wildlife species of wildlife benefit from our conservation work.
  • DU has conserved almost 12 million acres of waterfowl habitat in North America, more than any other conservation organization in existence.
  • Nobody cares for Kansas duck hunters and our heritage more than Ducks Unlimited. Our vital habitat work helps guarantee the resource for future generations!