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The latest season of Ducks Unlimited TV begins brings you more of the best waterfowling action, tips and tactics, and conservation news. DU TV airs July through December on the Pursuit Channel and each new episode is also available on the DU website.
Air times for this season are:
- Monday at 1:00 a.m.
- Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
- Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
All times Eastern.
In addition to great hunting action each week, pick up useful tips on shooting, cooking, and hunting, and learn more about waterfowl, waterfowl habitat, and conservation. Don't miss an episode! Contact Eric Keszler at (901) 758-3924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Hosts
Field Hudnall went on his first duck hunt when he was 8 years old. He has been hooked ever since. Field is not only a designer and builder of hunting calls, he is also one of best callers in the world. He is the only caller ever to win a world goose calling title and a world duck calling title in the same night, and is the only caller ever to win the prestigious International Goose Calling Championship back to back.
"Having grown up watching Ducks Unlimited Television and supporting Ducks Unlimited, I could not be more proud to be a part of this show," said Field. "I am proud to be supporting Ducks Unlimited and their mission to conserve wetlands and waterfowl across North America. After traveling all over the US and Canada, and having the opportunity to see the work that DU is doing, I am confident there is no better way to ensure the future of our waterfowling heritage than to support DU."
Wade has long been familiar to Ducks Unlimited members and sportsmen across the continent. Bourne is Editor-At-Large for DU Magazine and contributes features and columns to each issue. He has been involved with DU TV since 2004, sharing his waterfowl exploits and expertise with viewers throughout North America. He has authored six books, including Ducks Unlimited Guide to Decoys and How to Use Them and Ducks Unlimited Guide to Hunting Dabblers. As a lifelong outdoor writer and broadcaster, he has covered waterfowl and conservation issues for 35 years. He also has been "eaten-up" with duck and goose hunting for over 50 years.
Bourne says, "I'm excited to be a part of the new "˜Dream Team' for DU TV. Field Hudnall and Zach Pederson bring a combination of hunting know-how and energy to keep the show's pace moving. My step may be a little slower, but my enthusiasm for hunting and waterfowl conservation will keep pace with these younger guys. Plus, add in Ainsley Beeman's hosting skills, and I'm confident we have a winning combination."
Bourne adds, "Working for and representing Ducks Unlimited has been the highlight of my professional career. The mission, the people, the places, the adventures: they combine to be a waterfowler's dream job. I look forward to continuing to share the joy of the outdoors and the huge importance of DU's mission through my work on DU TV."
Ainsley is no stranger to duck blinds. From pit blinds in the rice fields to big fancy floaters on scenic cypress-filled lakes of Northeast Louisiana, Ainsley grew up watching her dad and his buddies pursue their passion for waterfowl. Once she was old enough to handle her youth model 20 gauge, she took her place on the shooting bench as more than a youthful observer. Always intrigued and fascinated by a bird on the wing, waterfowl hunting was a natural transition for Ainsley in her love for the outdoors. Ainsley quickly grew to appreciate the fellowship found in like-minded individuals spending time marveling over waterfowl and what it takes to hunt them effectively, all the while conservatively managing one of nature's most fragile resources. It's no wonder that Ainsley is a staunch advocate of introducing a child to the world of waterfowling at an early age. Obviously, it's helped mold her into the young woman she is today.
"As a little girl I can remember sitting on my grandfather's lap flipping through his DU magazines. I love the challenge of trying to identify the same birds I saw on the page now in sky. I seldom turned down a chance to participate in anything pertaining to waterfowling. Each hunt produces lessons learned and a greater love for the good Lord's creation. I have made many fond memories sitting in a duck blind among friends and family. DU's passion for conservation has played a part in making those memories possible, which is why I am so honored to be representing the iconic Ducks Unlimited as one of the new hosts for DU TV."
Ashley Ward's passion for the outdoors began at an early age. From dove and ducks to turkey and deer, Ward never missed a chance to be in the outdoors with her dad. At the age of 5, Ward received her first shotgun; a single shot .410 that had been passed down in the family for decades.
Ward spent most of her hunting seasons in the Mississippi Delta with her dad, but one particular morning in a flooded timber hole on youth weekend, her passion for waterfowl hunting began.
"I was hooked. It was early and it was cold, but I didn't even notice; I was just so happy to be there," Ward recalled. "Watching the world wake up around you and hearing the whistling of the wings above you, there is truly nothing like it. I will never be able to thank my dad enough for including me on his hunting excursions, and more importantly a mother who understood the importance of getting a child in the outdoors."
As time went on, her love for waterfowl hunting and the outdoors continued to grow. An active member in the local 4-H, Ward took her love for shooting sports to the next level. After years of competing at state 4-H competitions, Ward took her shot-gunning skills to compete in the 4-H national competition in Grand Isle, Nebraska, in 2008.
Ward is now the Manager of Event Marketing for Ducks Unlimited, and is an active volunteer for her local chapter.
"Growing up, my dad never missed an opportunity to teach me the importance of conservation, and the important work DU is doing. I am thankful for the opportunity to share my passion for the outdoors with others," Ward said. "My goal through hosting DUTV is to encourage more women and youth to become involved in the outdoors. The future of Ducks Unlimited lies heavily within the next generation, and it is our responsibility to mold these youth into true conservation leaders."