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DU 2012 Annual Report

The 2012 Ducks Unlimited Annual Report highlights the organization's successes during the first half of DU's 75th anniversary year.

DU's Next 75 Years

The future holds great challenges and opportunities for wetlands and waterfowl conservation

California 75th Celebration at Blackhawk Auto Museum

California celebrated Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary with a gala celebration at the renowned Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville. The black tie affair was an overwhelming success.

Chicago DU 75th Anniversary Gala Auction Items

Saturday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m., JW Marriott Grand Ballroom. To reserve tickets or for more information, please contact Rodney Schlafer at (815) 403-3597 or rschlafer@ducks.org.

Mississippi Ducks Unlimited recognized nationally

RIDGELAND, Miss. – July 23, 2012 – Mississippi Ducks Unlimited State Chairman Keith Hancock of Brooksville was recognized as the number-one state chairman in the nation at DU's 75th Anniversary National Convention in Nashville, Tenn., in May.

75 Years and Going Strong

Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, and will continue to lead this effort into the future. John Wayne explains why he supported DU, and why wetlands conservation is important for everyone.

Ducks Unlimited 2012 National Convention

Mark your calendars for the 75th DU National Convention, May 30 - June 3, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee!

Nashville DU Corporate Shoot achieves Diamond 75th Anniversary status

The Nashville Ducks Unlimited chapter hosted a corporate sporting clays shooting event recently at the Tennessee Clay Target Complex. It was a great success and will be listed as a Diamond 75th anniversary event, raising more than $200,000 for DU's wetlands conservation efforts.

Interior Secretary renews commitment to waterfowl conservation at 75th DU National Convention

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - June 1, 2012 - Yesterday at the 75th Anniversary Ducks Unlimited National Convention, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar signed the 2012 Revision of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), reaffirming the country's commitment to one of the largest and most successful continent-wide conservation initiatives ever undertaken.

David Nelms, Discover Chairman and CEO

David Nelms, chairman and CEO of Discover, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th anniversary.

Ducks to invade Music City this week for 75th anniversary celebration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May 30, 2012 - If you hear duck calls in the distance this week, look no further than the 75th Ducks Unlimited National Convention, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center from May 30 to June 3.

Utah governor signs resolution honoring DU's 75th

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert had high praise for Ducks Unlimited on May 2 as he signed a state resolution honoring DU for its 75th anniversary. Herbert applauded the organization for the milestone achievement and for its on-the-ground conservation work in Utah and throughout North America.

Mississippi senators recognize DU's 75 years of conservation success

JACKSON, Miss. - April 20, 2012 - Mississippi Sens. Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran, along with Arkansas Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman, have issued a Senate resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited and lauding the organization's history of conservation success in the state and across North America. The resolution was passed on Thursday.

Arkansas senators recognize DU's 75 years of conservation success

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - April 20, 2012 - Arkansas Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Mississippi Sens. Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran, have issued a Senate resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited and lauding the organization's history of conservation success in the state and across North America. The resolution was passed on Thursday.

Our Work Is Never Done

Insights from Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall

USDA secretary salutes efforts, accomplishments of Ducks Unlimited

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joined conservation stakeholders at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 16 to recognize Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary.

Chicago DU 75th Anniversary Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

Saturday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m., JW Marriott Grand Ballroom

Chicago DU 75th Anniversary Gala Ticket Prices

Join us at the JW Marriott celebrating conservation for generations and the legacy of waterfowling in the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest.

DU 75th National Convention Golf Tournament

Join us for the Ducks Unlimited 75th National Convention Golf Event!

DU 75th National Convention Kids' Activities

Our 75th anniversary convention in Nashville is an ideal location to introduce young people to DU. We has put together a full menu of activities for Greenwings and College Chapter members to enjoy at a very reasonable cost.

DU 75th National Convention Family Reunion

Come for the cause, stay for the people!

Rep. Rob Wittman

Rep. Rob Wittman (VA) wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th anniversary. For more 75th videos, visit www.ducks.org/75th.

Chicago DU 75th Anniversary Gala

Join us for the Ducks Unlimited Chicago 75th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the JW Marriott in Chicago, Illinois.

Florida's Lake Miccosukee Restoration Project Celebrated

Ducks Unlimited and partners from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Jefferson County gathered in December to install a new sign and rededicate a wetlands enhancement project on Florida's Lake Miccosukee in celebration of DU's 75th Anniversary.

Wildlife habitat reaps big benefits at DU's 75th anniversary celebration in California

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - March 7, 2012 - The total is still being tallied, but Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary event at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville, Calif., has netted at least $1.5 million, which is great news for wetlands conservation programs in California and across America. To date, DU has conserved and restored more than 700,000 acres of waterfowl habitat in California.

Georgia governor recognizes DU's 75th anniversary

As part of Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary celebrations, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal invited a group of DU staff and volunteers to the capitol to receive a formal proclamation recognizing the importance of DU's work in Georgia.

California state legislature honors DU's 75th anniversary

California Senator Lois Wolk presents the DU western region's director with a joint resolution honoring DU for its 75th Anniversary on February 23rd, 2012.

S.C. Gov. Haley proclaims Jan. 29 Ducks Unlimited Day

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Jan. 29, 2012, as Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary Day throughout the Palmetto State.

Iowa governor attends state convention, recognizes 75th anniversary

Gov. Terry Branstad recognized Ducks Unlimited for its 75th anniversary by signing a proclamation at DU's Iowa state convention on Feb. 11. In his proclamation, Gov. Branstad commended DU for its conservation success.

Travis "T-Bone" Turner of "Bone Collector"

Travis "T-Bone" Turner of "Bone Collector" wishes DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Justin Martin

Justin Martin of "The Season" wishes DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

MRA Hunting

Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark of "MacMillan River Adventures" (MRA Hunting) wish DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Driven TV

Pat and Nicole from "Driven TV" wish DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Nick Mundt of "Bone Collector"

Nick Mundt of "Bone Collector" wishes DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Drury Brothers

Mark and Terry Drury, "Dream Season" producers, wish DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Jim Shockey

Jim Shockey wishes DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Gregg Ritz

Gregg Ritz of Horton Archery wishes DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Realtree

David Blanton of Realtree Outdoors wishes DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Larry Potterfield

Larry Potterfield of Midway USA wishes DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

David Allen of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF)

New York City kicks off first of many DU 75th anniversary events

The Ducks Unlimited New York 75th anniversary event, held on Feb. 2, was the first of many celebratory anniversary events scheduled throughout the country this year.

Nashville DU 75th Anniversary Event

Information about the Nashville DU 75th Anniversary event in Nashville, Tennessee.

Colorado DU 75th Anniversary Event

Information about the Colorado DU 75th Anniversary event in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Big 75

Ducks Unlimited officially turned 75 on January 29, 2012. What a great story!

S.C. Gov. Haley proclaims Jan. 29 Ducks Unlimited Day

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Jan. 29, 2012, as Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary Day throughout the Palmetto State. She encouraged all South Carolinians to recognize and honor the organization for its outstanding leadership and significant achievement in restoring vital habitats in South Carolina and throughout North America, and for its work as a visionary pioneer in the world of conservation.

Renowned decoy carver joins DU's 75th anniversary celebration at Memphis headquarters

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Feb. 2, 2012 - Ducks Unlimited will welcome renowned decoy carver Charles Jobes to its national headquarters in Memphis as part of the Wolf River chapter's annual sponsor dinner and 75th anniversary celebration on Friday, Feb. 10.

World Wetlands Day memorandum of cooperation kicks off DU's 75th anniversary celebration in NYC

NEW YORK - Feb. 2, 2012 - Every Feb. 2, people all over the globe celebrate World Wetlands Day, commemorating the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1971, an intergovernmental treaty signed by 161 countries that recognizes the value and splendor of our wetland resources. This year's celebration was made all the more momentous earlier today as Ducks Unlimited and Ramsar signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) in New York City.

Media Advisory: Ducks Unlimited, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands to sign memorandum of cooperation

A press event is to be held Thursday, Feb. 2, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Waldorf Astoria Basildon Room in New York City. DU CEO Dale Hall and Secretary General Anada Tiega of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands will sign a memorandum of cooperation between the organizations to commemorate their partnership, celebrate World Wetlands Day and mark the coinciding anniversaries of the organizations.

President Obama recognizes 75th anniversary milestone for Ducks Unlimited

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 30, 2012 - Just in time for Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary on Sunday, President Barack Obama issued a special message to DU and its supporters.

Ducks Unlimited celebrates 75 years of conservation success

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 26, 2012 - This Sunday, Jan. 29, marks Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary. Started by four sportsmen on a mission to save North America's waterfowl populations - and the continent's strong waterfowling traditions - DU's humble beginnings came during the Great Depression and one of the worst droughts in history, far from ideal circumstances.

Ducks Unlimited celebrates 75 years of conservation success, special event set for Mississippi

Jan. 29 marks Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary. Started by four sportsmen on a mission to save North America's waterfowl populations—and the continent's strong waterfowling traditions—DU's humble beginnings came during the Great Depression and one of the worst droughts in history, far from ideal circumstances.

Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary Conservation Projects

As part of Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary celebration, members of our conservation staff have chosen one special habitat project from each state as the "best of the best" of DU's 75 years of conservation work.

Alabama: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Ducks Unlimited and its partners established and enhanced moist-soil vegetation and hot-crop rotation areas within Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, as well as enhancing observation ponds.

Alaska: Dusky Canada Goose Nesting Enhancement

Linked to five other glacial rivers and their wetlands on the perimeters of the Copper River in south-central Alaska, the Copper River Delta forms the largest continuous wetland on the North Pacific coast.

Arizona: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge Water Conveyance Enhancement and Riparian Restoration

A decade-long series of projects at the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge improved water conveyance in moist-soil wetlands, benefiting the Island and Goose units of the refuge.

Arkansas: Bayou Meto Waterfowl Management Area

Ducks Unlimited and its partners enhanced 1,162 acres of habitat within the Wrape Plantation (712 acres) and Buckingham Flats (450 acres) units of Bayou Meto Waterfowl Management Area, one of the largest state-owned WMAs in the nation.

California: Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Water Distribution System Improvements

A major California wetland, the 9,200-acre Gray Lodge Wildlife Area is extremely important to Pacific Flyway waterfowl and hunters alike.

Colorado: Winterhaven

Covering more than 800 acres on the South Platte River in Sedgwick County, DU's Winterhaven project provides habitat for waterfowl and wildlife through a robust riparian community, seasonal and permanent wetland habitats, agricultural crops and uplands.

Connecticut: Fletcher Creek Wetland Restoration

Fletcher Creek Wetland Restoration was Ducks Unlimited's first conservation project in Connecticut.

Delaware: Great Cypress Swamp Phases I-II

Ducks Unlimited and its partners effectively rewetted vast portions of Delaware's Great Cypress Swamp through intensive restoration on 767 wetland acres.

Florida: Thomas M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area

Thomas M. Goodwin WMA is a popular hunting and bird-watching area, as well as the only area managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission exclusively for waterfowl.

Georgia: Altamaha Wildlife Management Area

The Altamaha WMA is the premier waterfowl management area in Georgia. Located on the coast just south of Darien, it attracts thousands of wintering and migrating waterfowl and provides excellent habitat for migrating shorebirds and resident wading birds.

Hawaii: Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Habitat Restoration and Management Project

DU teamed with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to write, design and implement a habitat restoration and water management plan for the 692-acre Kealia Pond NWR.

Idaho: Boundary Creek Wetland Restoration Project/Smith Creek

The Boundary Creek Wetland Restoration Project was a collective effort to restore 620 acres of wetlands, riparian areas and upland habitat near Kootenai River.

Illinois: Jenkins Marsh/VanZelst Farm

Ducks Unlimited and its partners have protected 237 acres of land in Illinois as part of the Jenkins Marsh/VanZelst Farm project.

Indiana: Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area

Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area has undergone significant restoration work over the past few years.

Iowa: Dan Green Slough

Dan Green Slough is a 312-acre palustrine emergent marsh located in Clay County.

Kansas: Jamestown Wildlife Area Enhancement

Jamestown Wildlife Area underwent an expansion during Phase I of this project thanks to the acquisition of more than 1,372 acres from willing landowners.

Kentucky: Ballard County Managed Wetlands Enhancement Project

Ballard County, Ky., boasts two important areas for waterfowl and other wildlife: Boatwright Wildlife Management Area and Ballard WMA.

Louisiana: Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area

In 2005, Hurricane Rita damaged the levees at Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area beyond the repair capabilities of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Maine: Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Moosehorn NWR is the easternmost national wildlife refuge in the Atlantic Flyway.

Maryland: Hail Cove

DU and its partners have impacted more than 200 acres of wetlands and other critical habitat inside Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge as part of the Hail Cove project and other related conservation work.

Massachusetts: Lackey Pond

The Lackey Pond project restored and enhanced 150 acres of freshwater emergent marsh, for which Ducks Unlimited provided engineering design, contractor oversight and funding support.

Michigan: Malan Waterfowl Production Area

Malan Waterfowl Production Area was acquired and established in 2006 as Michigan's fourth WPA.

Minnesota: Towner Lake

Towner Lake in Grant County is part of an excellent wetland complex for waterfowl called the Niemackl Lakes, a prime destination for hunters.

Mississippi: O'Keefe Wildlife Management Area Wetlands Enhancement Project

O'Keefe Wildlife Management Area sits in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley along the Tallahatchie River, an area of regional significance for waterfowl winging their way along the Mississippi Flyway.

Missouri: B.K. Leach Conservation Area Enhancement

Since 2001, Ducks Unlimited and its partners have impacted a total of more than 4,000 acres within Missouri's B.K. Leach Conservation Area.

Montana: Ninepipe Wildlife Management Area

The Ninepipe Wildlife Management Area is a cornerstone for the valley's waterfowl migration. The 3,000-acre WMA is also one of the area's more popular destinations for duck hunting and bird watching.

Nebraska: Spotted Tail Wetlands Complex

The Spotted Tail Wetlands Complex along the North Platte River in western Nebraska is a terrific example of dedication, perseverance, partnerships and successful wetlands conservation.

Nevada: Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Enhancement Project

The Ruby Lake Enhancement Project focused on improving water management throughout the entire Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

New Hampshire: Hirst Marsh Wildlife Management Area

DU and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department teamed up to maintain water levels and exceptional waterfowl habitat on 25 acres of Hirst Marsh WMA after the beavers responsible for the marsh’s formation vacated their large dam.

New Jersey: Franklin Parker Preserve

In the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Franklin Parker Preserve project is the largest Wetlands Reserve Program project in New Jersey.

New Mexico: Taylor Water Management Project

Restoration of a vast tract of salt cedar-choked land on the south end of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to productive wetlands and wildlife habitat was the life dream of the late John Taylor, senior biologist at the refuge for nearly 20 years.

New York: Colvin West, Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex

The Colvin West project at Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex was completed in 2002 and restored ia total of 65 acres of emergent marsh.

North Carolina: J. Morgan Futch Game Land Restoration

The J. Morgan Futch Game Land Restoration Project covers 600 acres in North Carolina.

North Dakota: Delbert and Donna Eszlinger

Delbert and Donna Eszlinger run a successful Angus beef cattle operation, located in McIntosh County, N.D. Delbert's father started the ranch in 1940 with 160 acres.

Ohio: Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area

Pickerel Creek was the "flagship project" of Ohio's initial North American Waterfowl Management Plan efforts and the first project, outlined here, restored 380 acres of emergent marsh on the Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area and paved the way for a series of important projects to follow.

Oklahoma: Eufaula WMA Deep Fork Unit Green Tree Project

The Deep Fork River floodplain is a biologically diverse area of great value to a variety of migrating and wintering waterfowl utilizing the Central Flyway.

Oregon: Summer Lake Basin Restoration Project

The Summer Lake Basin attracts more than half of the continental population of Tule greater white-fronted geese and 40 percent of the Wrangle Island snow goose population.

Pennsylvania: Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area

Ducks Unlimited and several partners enhanced and restored 653 acres of emergent marsh at Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area.

Rhode Island: Galilee Salt Marsh Restoration

Galilee Salt Marsh provides an important nesting, feeding and resting area for American black ducks during their migration on the Atlantic Flyway

South Carolina: Savage Backwater Restoration Project

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Wildlife Management Area originated from Mary's Island, the first land protection project ever completed by Ducks Unlimited.

South Dakota: Goebel Ranch

The Goebel Ranch is located in the heart of the Prairie Pothole Region and is nestled in a portion of the Missouri Coteau where, on average, more than 100 pairs of ducks per square mile settle and breed each year. The ranch and surrounding prairie landscape contain thousands of shallow, seasonal wetlands that are ideal for duck production.

Tennessee: Bogota Wildlife Management Area Wetlands Enhancement

Bogota Wildlife Management Area lies near the Obion River, a major wintering area in the Tennessee portion of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

Texas: Prairie Wetlands Project

Ducks Unlimited, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service partnered to create the Texas Prairie Wetlands Project (TPWP). For more information, contact Matt Kaminski at (832) 595-0663 or mkaminski@ducks.org.

Utah: Doug Miller Tribute Project

The Doug Miller Tribute Project inside Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area benefits some of the most significant concentrations of waterfowl, shorebirds and other waterbirds using the Great Salt Lake (GSL) ecosystem for migration stop-over and breeding habitat.

Vermont: Pomainville Wildlife Management Area

DU, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife Waterfowl Fund, purchased the land from Mr. Pomainville to create the Pomainville Wildlife Management Area, owned and managed by the VTDFW.

Virginia: Chincoteague NWR, Wash Flats Restoration

The majority of Chincoteague Wash Flats' freshwater wetlands are managed as moist-soil management units or "pools."

Washington: Nisqually Estuary Restoration Project

The landmark Nisqually Estuary Restoration Project is the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the Pacific Northwest.

DU 75th Anniversary Videos

View the 75th anniversary video messages below as DU celebrates 75 years of conservation.

West Virginia: Middle Island Restoration

DU and the USFWS joined forces to protect and restore an area of West Virginia called Middle Island, along the Ohio River.

Wisconsin: Rush Lake

DU engineers, in cooperation with the Wisconsin DNR, developed project plans to restore 3,000 acres of emergent wetlands on Rush Lake, including sediment removal, construction of a sediment-settling pond and installing a new dam.

Wyoming: Table Mountain Wildlife Habitat Management Area

Table Mountain boasts several semi-permanent and seasonal wetlands that host hundreds of thousands of migrating birds annually.

Washington, D.C. 75th Anniversary Event

You're Invited! Join DU in Washington, D.C., for a special 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Diane Eggeman, FFWC

Diane Eggeman, director of hunting and game management for Florida Fish and Wildlife, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th birthday.

Craig Morgan, All-Access Outdoors

Craig Morgan of All-Access Outdoors wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Wade Bourne

Wade Bourne, former DU-TV host and editor-at-large of Ducks Unlimited Magazine, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Nick Wiley, FFWCC

Nick Wiley, executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Ed Carter, TWRA

Ed Carter, executive director of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Dean Smith, AFWA

Dean Smith, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Mike Stewart & Deke the DU Dog

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels, together with Deke the DU Mascot Dog, wish Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Field Hudnall

Field Hudnall, owner of Field Proven Calls, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Clay Hudnall

Clay Hudnall, Field Proven Calls, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Huntley Ritter, DU-TV

Huntley Ritter, DU-TV host, wishes Ducks Unlimited Happy 75th Anniversary.

Bob Marcotte

Bob Marcotte, former DU President, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Larry Schweiger, NWF

Larry Schweiger, National Wildlife Federation President, wishes Ducks Unlimited Happy 75th Anniversary.

Senator John Tester (MT)

Senator John Tester of Montana wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Jim Zumbo

Jim Zumbo thanks Ducks Unlimited for 75 years of conservation.

Joe Hautman

Joe Hautman, wildlife artist, wishes Ducks Unlimited Happy 75th Anniversary.

Rep. Stephen Fincher (TN)

Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Tommy Milner, Cabelas

Tommy Milner, Chief Outfitter of Cabelas, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Andrew McKean, Outdoor Life

Andrew McKean of "Outdoor Life" wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Charles Jobes

Charles Jobes, decoy carver from Havre de Grace, Maryland, and his wife, Patty, wish DU a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Roger Lande, Iowa DNR

Roger Lande, director of Iowa Department of Natural Resources, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

National Wild Turkey Federation

NWTF wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Addicted to the Outdoors

John and Gina Brunson, Addicted to the Outdoors, wish Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Archer's Choice

Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo, Archer's Choice, wish Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Beyond the Hunt

Rick and Julie Kruger ("Beyond the Hunt" TV) wish Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Rex Amack wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary on behalf of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Michael Waddell

Michael Waddell with Bone Collector wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Texas Parks & Wildlife

Carter Smith wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary on behalf of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Will Primos

Will Primos wishes Ducks Unlimted a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Richard Clifton

Richard Clifton, wildlife artist, wishes Ducks Unlmited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Emily Jo Williams

Emily Jo Williams wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Cindy Dohner

Cindy Dohner wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Dan Ashe, USFWS

Director Dan Ashe wishes DU a Happy 75th Anniversary on behalf of the USFWS.

Senator John Thune (SD)

Senator John Thune of South Dakota wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

North Dakota Game and Fish

Terry Steinwand, director of North Dakota Game and Fish, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Jim Ronquest

Jim Ronquest, producer of RNT-V, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th.

DU's 75th celebration coming to SHOT Show

To honor DU's 75th anniversary, Winchester Ammunition, a long-time partner of Ducks Unlimited, will present DU with its "Partners in Conservation Award" at Winchester's SHOT Show booth (#13329) on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 10:00 a.m.

Jim Killen

Jim Killen, wildlife artist, wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Buck Gardner

Buck Gardner, world champion duck caller and founder of Buck Gardner calls, wishes DU a Happy 75th.

Rep. John Dingell (MI)

Rep. John Dingell of Michigan wishes Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

DU 75th Anniversary Sponsor Opportunities

Become a Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary Sponsor! Dale Hall, Ducks Unlimited Magazine publisher and DU CEO, explains how to become a sponsor and why it's important.

Special DU 75th Anniversary Episode of BirdNote

On Friday, Jan. 27, tune in to the national radio program BirdNote for a special tribute episode in honor of Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary.

Conservation for Generations: The Ducks Unlimited Story

The Ducks Unlimited Story is the video compilation of DU's 75 years of conservation. Learn about DU from its birth to present day and the trials and tribulations of modern-day wetlands conservation.

Lee and Tiffany Lakosky

Lee and Tiffany Lakosky wish Ducks Unlimited a Happy 75th Anniversary.

Milestones in Conservation

The slogan for Ducks Unlimited's 75th Anniversary, CONSERVATION FOR GENERATIONS, applies to past, present and future generations alike.

DU's 19th Annual Wolf River Sponsor Dinner welcomes Memphis luminaries, celebrates 75 years of conservation success

Special events are scheduled nationwide to mark Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary, and DU's hometown of Memphis, Tenn., is no exception. On Friday, Feb. 10, DU will welcome many of the city's most influential figures and local corporate sponsors to its 19th Annual Wolf River Sponsor Dinner at the organization's headquarters.

DU All-Star Sketches

Below are a few of the sketches submitted by our all-star artists for this year's art package. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.

All-Stars of Wildlife Art

Throughout its storied history, DU has received important cooperation and support from the wildlife art community. This year, DU marks 75 years and will showcase an all-star cast of premier artists, whose works will be available at fundraising events nationwide.

DU Turns 75

Seventy-five years ago this month, a small group of avid waterfowlers took bold action to help restore waterfowl populations devastated by drought and wetland drainage.

From waterfowler to conservationist

On the eastern seaboard of the United States, a duck hunter sat patiently in his blind. With his collar turned to the wind, he scanned the sky for birds, hoping that his luck was about to improve.

Frustrated waterfowlers unite

Disasters have a way of spawning ideas. In the face of such challenges, some people buckle, but others simply roll up their sleeves to repair and protect.

Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary Membership

Ducks Unlimited’s ability to conserve habitat still depends on the support of people like you. Become a 75th Anniversary Member today and receive special gifts as a token of our thanks. Together, we can help make history, conserve habitat and preserve our hunting heritage.

Lake Miccosukee project celebrated

DU and partners from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and Jefferson County recently gathered to install a new sign and rededicate a wetlands enhancement project at Lake Miccosukee in celebration of DU's 75th anniversary.

New York City 75th DU Diamond Event

Celebrate wetlands conservation where it all began—in New York City!
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