Alaska Ducks Unlimited was recognized as the top-performing state in the nation for 2009, at DU's national convention in Gaylord, TX.
In olympic-style scoring, Alaska came out as the top-scoring state, and the only state to achieve "gold" status.
Alaska DU showed increases in net income, volunteers, new events and other metrics, in an extremely strong performance.
Roger Penrod, Alaska DU State Chairman, and Dave Weber, Alaska Regional Director, were called to the stage and presented an award by DU President, John Pope, and DU CEO, Dale Hall.
Roger Penrod thanked and congratulated all the Alaska DU committees and volunteers through out the state. Their dedication to DU's cause is the real reason that Alaska was the recipient of this award.