DU Volunteer and Board Member George Dunklin Appointed to Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Little Rock, Ark., June 29, 2005 – Governor Mike Huckabee today named George Dunklin Jr., a long-time volunteer and an at large member of the Board of Directors of Ducks Unlimited, to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Board of Commissioners.
|DU board member George Dunklin has been appointed to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.|
"I've been a member of Ducks Unlimited for years, all my kids are Legacy Greenwing members, and it's such an honor to serve on DU's Board of Directors,” said Dunklin. “I'm looking forward to working with the Commission and organizations like DU to conserve this nation's waterfowl and wetland resources for future generations of Arkansans."
Dunklin, an Arkansas County farmer, has been a member of Ducks Unlimited for 30 years and is a sponsor in perpetuity of the organization. As a member of DU’s Board of Directors, Dunklin works on the growth and innovation committee and the conservation programs committee, which provides direction to DU’s President and the Board on all conservation related matters.
“George Dunklin is the classic conservationist. Not only is he passionate about Ducks Unlimited and our mission, he’s very knowledgeable about the science behind our work,” explained Craig Hilburn, director of conservation programs for DU in Arkansas. “Not only is he dedicated to current conservation issues, he’s looking out for our future as well. George has been deeply involved with the Arkansas Greenwing program and camp, which he hosts at his Five-Oaks lodge each winter. George’s commitment to youth waterfowl education will soon be acknowledged with a dedication of a marsh in Canada to be named in his honor.”
Dunklin, 48, replaces Forrest Wood of Flippin, whose seven-year term expires June 30. Wood was Huckabee's second appointee to the commission.
Dunklin has been a member of the Arkansas Rice Research & Promotion Board, manages several family-owned companies and operates the Five-Oaks Duck Lodge near DeWitt.
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With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands – nature’s most productive ecosystems – and continues to lose more than 100,000 wetland acres each year.