Passing on hunting and conservation traditions

Watch “Father’s Footsteps” online

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Photo © Rock Road Creative

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 7, 2017 – Ducks Unlimited’s latest online film chronicles a special father-son reunion amid the rice fields and sloughs near Stuttgart, Arkansas.

Watch the film at www.ducks.org/dufilms.

Bill Allen was a long-time regional director for Ducks Unlimited in Minnesota. His son, Barry, is a current DU regional director in Montana. 

"Dad and I sat in duck blinds for almost 50 years together, from Canada all the way throughout the United States. He started taking me when I was very, very young, He would put me on his shoulders and carry me out to the marsh," said Barry.

The Allens reunited in Arkansas last January to chase waterfowl, spend some time catching up and reflect on their shared commitments to outdoor traditions and conservation.

"It’s all of our jobs to leave a legacy," said Barry. "Dad started that with me, and I’m passing that down to my son and my daughter, and they’re passing it to their kids."

"Being able to spend any time with him in the duck blind is the finest. There’s nothing better, nothing I enjoy more," said Bill. "It’s very important to me that the legacy is carried forward." 

DU Films is a unique online film series from Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Each film features thrilling hunting footage but also tells a story about waterfowl hunters who are passionate about hunting and giving back to the resource. DU Films presents all of this through breathtaking waterfowl footage and intimate conversations with hunters across North America.

The 2017 season includes six films. DU will release one film per month this spring and summer.

DU Films is produced by Rock Road Creative and sponsored by Mossy Oak, Drake Waterfowl, Winchester Repeating Arms, Winchester Ammunition and Yeti

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 14 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.

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Eric Keszler
901-758-3924
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