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The Ducks Unlimited Story


The Ducks Unlimited Story

Over the past 75 years, generations of DU supporters have worked together to safeguard the future of North America's wetlands and waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited mourns loss of longtime leader Dale Whitesell

It is with great sorrow that the Ducks Unlimited family marks the passing of former DU Executive Vice President Dale Whitesell on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the age of 86.

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.

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.

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.

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