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Conservation, the Economy, and You

Have you ever considered how much you personally contribute to the conservation cause, or how much your hunting expenditures benefit the economy? Let's take a closer look at the remarkable impact that a typical waterfowler has on conservation and the economy simply by doing two things that come naturally to many readers of this magazine: going duck hunting and supporting Ducks Unlimited.

Passion for Hunting Inspires Lasting Gift through DU Feather Society

Though a committed deer hunter from the time he began pursuing whitetails alongside his father in his home state of New York, Bill Ebert became a quick convert to waterfowling. Bill and his wife, Deb, attended a Ducks Unlimited national convention, and just as quickly as he settled into the duck blind, Bill found a home with DU, getting involved as a volunteer and as an area chairman. Today, Bill and Deb have made DU a part of their long-term financial plan and are proud members of the DU Feather Society.

Ohio Couple Leaves a Legacy for Great Lakes Waterfowl

Hunting season usually finds John Cleek and his dedicated Labrador retriever, Van, pursuing waterfowl and upland game birds throughout Ohio and around Mitchell's Bay and Walpole Island on the eastern shore of Lake St. Clair. John's love of waterfowl hunting began not far from his favorite hunting spot, when he was introduced to the sport on Lake Erie's Magee Marsh by childhood friend Andy Keener and his father, James. Later, John and his own father experienced their first duck hunt together in the same spot, over decoys borrowed from the Keeners. For John, that was the start of many hunting adventures and a lifelong commitment to conservation.

Weber Wetland Restoration Project Completed in Nebraska

Ducks Unlimited recently completed a wetland restoration and enhancement project on a property near Bridgeport, Nebraska. The property holds special meaning for its owners, Jim and Peggy Weber, because it once belonged to Jim's parents.

Canton resident donates collection to Ducks Unlimited

CANTON, Ill. – June 19, 2013 – William "Bill" Peak, 69, a lifelong Canton resident and avid sportsman, passed away on Aug. 8, 2012, leaving his firearms, decoys, boats and hunting equipment to Ducks Unlimited. The collection sold for nearly $60,000 at a local public auction.

DU Helps Landowners Protect Playa Wetlands on Nebraska Property

With the help of Ducks Unlimited, landowners Ralph and Beverly Holzfaster are protecting important playa wetlands on their 320-acre property near Paxton, Nebraska.

Ducks Unlimited license plate legislation passes

LANSING, Mich. – March 15, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited is anticipating a new source of conservation funding thanks to the passage of bills in Michigan's House of Representatives and Senate supporting a state DU license plate.
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