Minnesota Ducks Unlimited Volunteer Spotlight

When you volunteer with Ducks Unlimited, you join a family of conservationists. We come from all walks of life, but have one thing in common: a commitment to conservation.

Our reasons for that commitment may vary. Many of us want to preserve our hunting heritage. Others want to see full skies of waterfowl for generations to come. Still others want to conserve the wetlands and special places they've grown to love. No matter why you volunteer with Ducks Unlimited, we're glad to have you on board.

Let us introduce you to a few other dedicated DU volunteers. (And for MN volunteer spotlights from previous years, visit our archive.)

 Alisha and Sean Mussetter - Metro Region

Sean and Alisha Mussetter are MN DU’s Metro area dynamic duo. The volunteer spotlight usually highlights one volunteer, but these two are inseparable and are always working for the ducks, so we decided to highlight them together.

Sean grew up hunting deer and grouse with his dad, brother, and uncles. But duck hunting was never a part of their hunting culture. It wasn't until after college and an invite from a buddy that duck hunting became a part of his blood. Then, it was time to see if his wife wanted to join in on the fun, because he needed to convince her that they needed a puppy and a bunch of decoys.

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Alisha was involved in the 4-H shooting sports program in middle and high school, shooting trap leagues all summer long. Hunting, however, wasn't a part of her childhood. When Sean went duck hunting, he had been hooked. Being skilled with a shotgun, she wasn't going to become a hunter's widow, so she joined him on his duck hunting forays. Now, she too has become a passionate duck hunter. There is rarely a time you will find one without the other in the blind.

Joining Ducks Unlimited was a natural next step - learning more about ducks, habitat, hunting land, and meeting new people with the same passions. Sean's quick sense of humor and upbeat attitude makes him easy to talk to, hilarious as an event MC and he's constantly working to recruit new volunteers. Alisha's technical savvy and kind smile welcomes attendees to events, and she works hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.

Sean and Alisha are now Metro Area Zone Chairs from Eagan, MN and lead the incredibly successful South Metro Flyway Chapter. Alisha recently became the State Webmaster. Together, they have been volunteering since 2013, after attending a volunteer recruitment party a short drive across the river in Hudson, WI. When their chapter chairman took a position as a Regional Director (Patrick Patterson!), they stepped up and took over the planning of 4 events a year, and maintained their chapters' standing in the President's Elite top chapters in the nation. They also helped create the DURaffles.org page and run social media pages for the state and many chapters.

Alisha sums it up with, "We consider everyone we meet in Ducks Unlimited as friends, and our volunteers and regional directors have easily become family. Joining DU has been one of the greatest experiences we have ever had and we encourage everyone to give volunteering a try." 



 

Are You Ready?

Are you ready to join the Ducks Unlimited team?

Become a volunteer! It's a great way to have fun, meet new people and support DU's conservation work.

Event Types:

  • Annual Dinner Banquets
  • Special Events
  • Sealed Bid Auctions
  • Greenwing Events

For more information about volunteering for Ducks Unlimited in Minnesota, contact:

Gordon Winstanley
Volunteer Recruitment Chair
231-642-0052
gwinstanley.ducks@gmail.com

MN Volunteer Spotlight Archive