MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Jan. 18, 2013 – Musicians have the Grammys, actors have the Oscars and the outdoor industry has Outdoor Channel's Golden Moose Awards, which recognize the finest shows on outdoor television. Ducks Unlimited TV (DU-TV) tied for top honors with Pheasants Forever's The Flush in the Best Bird Hunting category at the annual awards show in Las Vegas last night.
"Appearing on behalf of all DU members and fans to accept the award last night was a real honor," said James Powell, DU director of communications. "I'm proud of the unique way we've been able to share the thrill of waterfowling and the satisfaction of wetlands and waterfowl conservation on such a great show."
More than 20 awards were presented throughout the event, which was hosted by outdoor icon Michael Waddell at The Venetian Hotel and Casino.
"The DU staff and the show's hosts and crew do an excellent job sharing our mission with viewers across the country and our partners and sponsors provide great support," said Mike Checkett, DU-TV host. "A special thanks to them, and to everyone who voted for DU-TV this year."
DU-TV is sponsored by Browning Dirty Bird and Dodge Ram trucks with support from Avery Outdoors and Winchester Ammunition. In addition to a great hunt each week viewers can pick up practical tips on shooting, hunting, conservation and North America's rich waterfowling heritage.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved nearly 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.