Georgia Hunters, Did You Know?
DU’s #1 conservation focus area –
the Prairie Pothole Region
– provides the United States with the vast majority of our waterfowl migration. Many of the ducks harvested originate in this critical portion of the breeding grounds.
DU and our conservation partners have conserved more than 6 million acres of critical waterfowl habitat in the Prairie Pothole Region.
The dollars raised at local DU events are the primary funds that drive our waterfowl habitat conservation programs.
The best way Georgia duck hunters can help protect these vital habitats is by volunteering for their local DU committee.
Our local DU event system would fail to exist without the dedicated volunteers who organize and manage local DU chapters across the country.
More than 90% of the public projects DU has performed work on in Georgia are open to hunting.
Ducks hunters founded DU in 1937 and hunters make up 90% of our current membership
DU is the
ONLY waterfowl conservation organization
with a Washington DC staff whose purpose is to
work with lawmakers to see that waterfowl needs are represented
when congressional issues will have an impact on waterfowl habitat.
DU and our partners have performed over
$6.2 million worth of conservation projects in Georgia
DU ranks 115 out of almost 1,000,000
non-profit organizations in the United States in terms of organizational efficiency.
Because our members and Board of Directors believe so strongly in our conservation mission,
at least 80% of the dollars raised by DU is spent for direct on-the-ground conservation efforts
United States President George W. Bush has described Ducks Unlimited as “the model by which all conservation should be delivered in America.”
DU’s #1 priority is waterfowl
, 900 or more wildlife species benefit from our conservation work.
DU has conserved almost
12 million acres of waterfowl habitat in North America
, more than any other conservation organization in existence. This is equivalent to the states of New Hampshire and Vermont combined!!
In the United States,
we are losing 200 acres of wetlands per day
NOBODY cares for Georgia duck hunters and our heritage more than Ducks Unlimited
. Our vital habitat work helps guarantee the resource for future generations!
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