MEMPHIS-March 2, 2016-Ducks Unlimited has released the newest entry in its online film series. Viewers can watch it and other films in the series at www.ducks.org/dufilms.
"The Brotherhood" chronicles a special weekend for four members of the US Army Special Forces from Fort Bragg. As guests of DU volunteer and Wetlands America Trust Trustee Dan Ray, they experience outstanding duck hunting and hospitality at Ray's Annandale Plantation in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
All veterans of multiple combat deployments, the soldiers enjoy some rare downtime in a spectacular setting, where they reflect on the relaxation and gratification they get from being outdoors.
"I think what a lot of people fail to recognize is that, with a job like this, it's not just a job. It's something that encompasses your entire life," said Chase Tanton. "So being out here with these guys has been really great, because we have shared a common past and we share a common future."
"The world stops. It's awesome to get out and talk and laugh and joke around with each other. And I enjoy it, every second," said Johnny Crocker.
"We go out and do these things like hunting that we find sanctuary in," said Ryan Goede. "I can attest firsthand that it's benefitted me, and I can guarantee that other people can benefit from the same."
"It's a brotherhood. The sun is coming up and you're sitting there with four or five of your best friends," said Aaron Kibby. "It's hard to explain, but it's moments like these that I'll cherish for the rest of my life."
"They have a tough job," said Ray. "They are in situations that we can't even imagine-we can't comprehend. I want them to understand that I care about them, I appreciate everything they do, and, as a country, we can't say thank you enough."
DU Films explore the lives and stories of duck hunters across the country. Viewers find out why they became hunters, what drives their passion, and how they are passing on our outdoor traditions. Going beyond the confines and formulas of traditional duck hunting shows, DU Films present the beauty of waterfowling in new and unexpected ways. At the heart of this series is a drive to conserve the habitats that make it all possible.
The 2016 season of DU Films includes six films. DU will release one film per month this spring and summer, beginning in March.
DU Films is produced by Rock Road Creative and sponsored by Sitka Gear.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 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.