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More than 3,000 acres improving for Delaware ducks

Several Ducks Unlimited conservation projects throughout Delaware and Delaware Bay are improving the wetland habitat of this important Atlantic Coast migratory stopover point.

DU to use grant to research drones, energy use for New England waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited recently received a $100,000 grant from Waterfowl Research Foundation to support two regional research projects in the Completing the Cycle initiative area, and Atlantic Flyway regions.

Delaware Ducks Unlimited chapters make President’s Roll of Honor

In 2015 in Delaware, the Central Delaware chapter from Milford and Nanticoke chapter from Seaford made the President’s Roll of Honor list.

Delaware Ducks Unlimited chapters earn spots on President’s Elite list

Dover, Delaware – March 29, 2016 – The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 to $250,000 for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2015 in Delaware, two chapters made the list. The chapters are Appoquinimink from Middletown and Kent County from Dover.

Delaware Ducks Unlimited chapter earns spot on Chairman’s Roll of Honor list

Wilmington, Delaware – March 29, 2016 – The Chairman’s Roll of Honor chapters are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $250,000 to $1 million for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2015 in Delaware, the Brandywine chapter from Wilmington made the Chairman’s Roll of Honor list.

DU supports Delaware proposal to raise hunting, trapping license fees

As North America’s largest waterfowl and wetland conservation organization, DU is joining the Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish in endorsing the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Alternative B proposal to raise hunting and trapping license fees as well as create a Conservation Access Pass.

Migration Alert: Delaware Hunters Adapt to Unseasonal Weather, Remain Optimistic

Flying low over the coastal marshes in a Cessna 172, Matt DiBona, migratory and upland game bird biologist with the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, flushed a mixed group of black ducks and gadwalls, counting off the numbers into a handheld tape recorder.

Migration Alert: Atlantic Flyway 2015 Season Preview

With many waterfowl populations at healthy levels and habitat conditions in promising shape, prospects are generally good for the 2015-2016 waterfowl season in the Atlantic Flyway. As early migrants begin to arrive in the flyway's northern reaches, rain and cold weather are the final ingredients needed to kick-start the fall migration.

Louis Caputo, Jr. elected to Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors

NEWARK, Del. – July 2, 2015 – Louis Caputo, Jr., of Newark, Delaware, was elected to Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors during the organization’s annual convention held recently in Milwaukee.

Delaware's Sussex Tech High School Builds Conservation Foundation

Dave Waters has been an active Ducks Unlimited member since the early 1980s, serving in a variety of positions from chapter delegate to Delaware state shoot chairman, but his biggest success may have been through his side job as a substitute teacher at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, Delaware. "There are a lot of 'camo kids,' and as I met them, I found a great interest in wingshooting and clays shooting," Waters says. "I thought Ducks Unlimited would be a good fit here, and pursued it with school officials."

Central Delaware chapter recognized nationally

MILFORD, Del. – April 15, 2015 – The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America’s wetlands. In 2014, the Central Delaware chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Kent County chapter recognized nationally

DOVER, Del. – April 15, 2015 – The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America’s wetlands. In 2014, the Kent County chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Appoquinimink Ducks Unlimited chapter earns place in President's Elite

MIDDLETOWN, Del. – April 8, 2015 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU's habitat conservation work. In 2014, the Appoquinimink chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Local Ducks Unlimited chapter earns place in President's Elite

WILMINGTON, Del. – April 8, 2015 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU's habitat conservation work. In 2014, the Brandywine chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

University of Delaware Students Improve Wetlands

The University of Delaware (UD) Ducks Unlimited chapter used a donation of trees and shrubs from the UD exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show to restore a local wetland. The students cleared invasive cattails and planted more sustainable native plants that had been featured at the show.

DU TV Migration Report - Snow Geese Arrive in Delaware

The DU TV crew is filming a snow goose hunt in Delaware and reports significant goose movements into the area.

Migration Alert: Delaware Duck Numbers Solid, 150,000 Snow Geese

According to a waterfowl survey conducted last week by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, the First State is poised for its finest snow goose season in several years.

DU Receives NAWCA Grant to Conserve Delaware Wetlands

Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to facilitate significant wetland protection, restoration, and enhancement efforts throughout Delaware. The award will be matched with more than $2 million in partner funds to ultimately impact over 2,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands.

Migration Alert: Delaware Nears Mallard Peak Despite Shifting Conditions

Late November's frigid cold seemed a distant memory over the weekend as record-breaking 70-degree temperatures swept the mid Atlantic states. In Delaware, the balmy weather had a significant impact on waterfowl behavior and hunting success.

Appoquinimink Chapter recognized nationally

TOWNSEND, Del. – March 27, 2012 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. This past fall, the Appoquinimink chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Brandywine Chapter recognized nationally

BRANDYWINE, Del. – March 27, 2012 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. This past fall, the Brandywine chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Kent County Chapter recognized nationally

DOVER, Del. – March 27, 2012 – The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. This past fall, the Kent County chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Eastern Sussex chapter recognized nationally

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – March 15, 2012 – The President's Top 100 is one of the most highly sought- after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. This past fall, the Eastern Sussex Chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

Central Delaware chapter recognized nationally

MILFORD, Del. – March 15, 2012 – The President's Top 100 is one of the most highly sought- after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. This past fall, the Central Delaware Chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters.

2012 Delaware Greenwing Registration


Bill D'Alonzo wins 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year award; DU to receive $50k prize

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 19, 2012 - Bill D'Alonzo, Ducks Unlimited volunteer and member of DU's board of directors, was named the 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year yesterday at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas.

Ducks Unlimited board member, volunteer Bill D’Alonzo nominated for 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year

Bill D’Alonzo of Greenville, Del., has been named a finalist for the 2012 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year. The annual Budweiser Conservationist of the Year program recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the outdoors and conservation.

DU joins Delaware senator in celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week

In honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Ducks Unlimited recently joined U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate the important role federal refuges play in conserving wildlife and expanding hunting access.

2012 - 1st Annual DE DU Youth and Conservation Contest


Delaware native named to DU Board of Directors

During its annual convention held recently in Quebec City, Ducks Unlimited Inc. elected William "Bill" D'Alonzo, of Wilmington, Del., to its national board of directors.

Floodplain Wetlands Restored in Delaware

The Nanticoke River in Delaware and Maryland is a major tributary of Chesapeake Bay. The Nanticoke watershed, which encompasses approximately 800 square miles, supports many unique biological communities, including many rare and endangered species, and is vital to migrating and wintering waterfowl.

Nanticoke River Watershed Restoration Plan


First State Conservator: Volume 2, Issue 1

We are pleased to present the second edition of the First State Conservator, the official volunteer publication of Delaware Ducks Unlimited.

NAWCA grant will support conservation in Great Cypress Swamp

NAWCA grant will support conservation in Great Cypress Swamp Annapolis, Md. – April 16, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited (DU) was recently awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to restore approximately 343 acres in the largest block of contiguous forest on the Delmarva Peninsula, known as Delaware’s Great Cypress Swamp. This is the second phase of its long-term rehabilitation in which partners will restore wetlands that encourage the re-establishment of bald cypress and Atlantic white cedar trees in this unique environment. The improved hydrology will also provide breeding, migrating and wintering habitat for waterfowl and other wetland-dependent wildlife.

2011 Greenwing Youth Conservation Day - April 2

The Greenwing Event has been a highly successful day of outdoor fun and wetlands conservation directed at educating the children that are the future of preserving and protecting the natural resources not only here in Delaware but the North American Continent.

First State Conservator: Volume 1, Issue 1

We are pleased to present the first edition of the First State Conservator, the official volunteer publication of Delaware Ducks Unlimited.

2010 GREENWING EVENT ONLINE REGISTRATION

Delaware Ducks Unlimited Presents 2010 Greenwing Conservation Festival - Saturday April 24th - Online pre-registration now open!

DE CHAPTERS RECOGNIZED - 2009 STATE AWARDS

The Delaware DU Chapters were recognized for their 2008 efforts at the State Awards event held annually at Sambos Tavern in Leipsic, DE

2009-2010 Delaware State Raffle **ANNOUNCED**

The New DU Delaware State Raffle has been set - keep an eye out for your chance to secure your spot in a 1:35 chance to win your choice of two fantastic prizes. Hand carved Butch Wagner teal decoy will also be given to each of the 35 finalists.

2nd Annual Greenwing Carving Contest - Signup Today

Don't wait...you have only a few weeks left to enter your carved decoy in the 2nd annual Greenwing decoy carving contest to be held at the Greenwing event on April 18th

Jack and Weezie Dukes Commemoration : To Help Rescue the Duck Factory

The Delaware State Campaign Committee of Ducks Unlimited has set a goal of raising $500,000 by this Spring to commemorate a property or a series of properties in Jack and Weezie’s Dukes honor.

NCCo DE DU recognizes William Veasey as decoy carver of the year

Newcastle County Chapter's Decoy Carver of the Year at their annual fall sportsmen's dinner

Delaware Waterfowl Hunter Parties announced

Get your tickets today for the Delware watefowl hunters party on Sunday November 23rd from 12noon - 3pm.

DE CHAPTERS RECOGNIZED - 2008 STATE AWARDS

The Delaware DU Chapters were recognized for their 2008 efforts at the State Awards event held annually at Sambos Tavern in Leipsic, DE

2009 Greenwing Event PreRegistration EXTENDED to April 12th

Reminder - Don't miss out on the annual Greenwing event - Saturday April 18th - Registration opens at 8am - See you there!!

2008 Greenwing Event to Introduce Decoy Carving Contest

On April 12, 2008 there will be a new and exciting event for the Greenwings to participate in that day at Owens Station in Greenwood, Delaware. Delaware DU's first working bird decoy competition.

Delaware Artist Wins 2006 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

Wildlife artist Richard C. Clifton, 44, a duck hunter from Milford, Del., today won the 2006 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest in Memphis, Tennessee.

Save Wetlands Buy Duck Stamps:Delaware Duck Stamp Funds Habitat Conservation

As most duck hunters know, many of the ducks and geese harvested in Delaware come from outside the state. To ensure conservation takes on this continental perspective Ducks Unlimited (DU) has worked with individual states and the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to establish the State Grant Program. The State Grant Program utilizes a partnership among the state wildlife agencies, Ducks Unlimited, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited Canada and other Canadian partners.

Kirk Mantay to Lead DU Conservation Work in NJ and DE

Before joining Ducks Unlimited (DU) as a biologist, Mantay spent the last 8 years working as a wetland consultant for government and private projects in MD, VA, WV, and DE.

Delaware Volunteer Jack Dukes Deemed Conservationist of the Year!

On March 11, during a Ducks Unlimited annual event in Dover, DE, Ducks Unlimited volunteer, Jack Dukes was honored as Delaware’s Conservationist of the Year.

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Takes the Gold - DE

During the 71st North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference in Columbus Ohio, Ducks Unlimited presented the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife with the Gold State Grant Award for surpassing the $1 million contribution level toward waterfowl habitat in Canada.

Delaware Ducks Unlimited Hosts Annual State Convention

Delaware Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) state convention will be held on March 11. Ducks Unlimited volunteers, staff and the public will gather at the Sheraton Hotel in Dover, Delaware to celebrate DU’s 2005 conservation and fundraising accomplishments in the state.

Mid-Atlantic Coast

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation efforts in the Mid-Atlantic Coast priority area.

Where Delaware's Ducks Come From

The Prairie Pothole Region, Great Lakes Region and St. Lawrence Plain are critical to Delaware waterfowl hunters. A significant amount of the mallards harvested in Delaware each year are produced in the St. Lawrence Plain and Great Lakes Region.

Delaware Conservation Projects

Ducks Unlimited habitat conservation projects in Delaware. These projects benefit waterfowl, other wildlife and people. View sample projects, project map and more.
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