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NEW KID~~S BOOK HELPS SPREAD THE MAGIC OF DUCK HUNTING

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NEW KID'S BOOK HELPS SPREAD THE MAGIC OF DUCK HUNTING

MEMPHIS, December 2 -This holiday season, Ducks Unlimited is offering youngsters a rare treat: A children's book that touts the joys of duck hunting and the importance of habitat conservation.

In that same holiday spirit, with every purchase, DU will donate an additional copy of the book to the elementary school or local library of your choice. All you have to do is provide the name and address of your favorite library, plus $5 to cover the shipping and handling charges, and DU will do the rest.

With your help, hundreds-even thousands-of kids who might not have anyone to take them duck hunting will be able to develop an appreciation of the outdoor experience through this rare children's book that promotes hunting and conservation. A small gesture on your part can pay huge dividends for the future of ducks and duck hunting.

"This is a great chance for parents and grandparents to pass along the joys of duck hunting to their own children and grandchildren," says Don Young, DU's Executive Vice President. "And perhaps even more important, it's an opportunity for these same folks to reach out to the broader community and touch the lives of kids who might not otherwise be exposed to the pleasures of duck hunting or the imperative of wetlands conservation."

A Good Day for Ducks is a charmingly written, beautifully illustrated picture book (for children ages five and up) that tells the story of a young boy's first trip to his grandpa's duck hunting camp. It is there that Justin, a youngster from the big-city suburbs, discovers the joys of becoming a participant in the natural world-of working Grandpa's retriever, putting out decoys, and watching the ducks fly.

To further entice kid's to embrace the outdoor life, DU has included a real working duck call with the book. The book and duck call can be ordered for $21.90 by calling 1-800-45-DUCKS or by visiting www.ducks.org/bookstore/ Again, for an additional $5, DU will send a copy of the book to your favorite library.

With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world's largest wetlands and waterfowl conservation group. Wetlands are nature's most productive ecosystems, but the United States has lost more than half of its original wetlands, and continues to lose more than 170,000 wetland acres every year.

Contact: Art DeLaurier Jr.
901-758-3814
adelaurier@ducks.org

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