Minnesota DU ice fishing contest to draw 4,000

Largest annual DU event held on Mille Lacs Lake

Aerial view of the festivities in 2019.

Aerial view of the festivities in 2019.

GARRISON, Minn., Dec. 27, 2019 – Ducks Unlimited in Garrison, Minnesota, will sponsor its 16th annual Fishing for Ducks ice fishing contest on Mille Lacs Lake from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

The event is the largest attended Ducks Unlimited event in the nation. Last year about 4,000 people enjoyed fishing, food, prizes and music on the frozen lake and raised $200,000 for wetlands conservation.

Fishing for Ducks offers more than $100,000 in prizes plus on-ice raffles, including $20,000 for first place, three Polaris Sportsman 450 ATVs and other prizes.

A kick-off party is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Garrison VFW Post 1816. The party is free to paid contestants. 

Fishing contest tickets cost $30 per person per hole, with a limit of two holes per person. Tickets increase to $40 the week of the contest.

Proceeds benefit conservation efforts by Ducks Unlimited, the world’s largest wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization.

For rules, tickets and photos of previous events, visit www.fishingforducks.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fishingforducks.

Media Contact:
Chris Sebastian
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