2023 Highlights

Some of the best moments from our 2023 convention in Las Vegas

Watch Highlights from the 2023 DU National Convention in Las Vegas

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DU CEO Adam Putnam is joined by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris and music icons Garth Brooks and Huey Lewis to discuss everything from hunting and conservation to memorable moments on tour, and everything in between

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President's Report

Chuck Smith 
Ducks Unlimited President Chuck Smith provides an overview of the state of DU following his first year in office. 

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Treasurer’s Report

Bill Ansell 
Ducks Unlimited Treasurer Bill Ansell provides an update on DU’s financial progress for the current fiscal year. 

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Conservation Partner of the Year

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris presents DU CEO Adam Putnam with the Bass Pro Shops Conservation Partner of the Year Award 

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Peril and Hope in the Great Salt Lake

Chris Bonsignore, manager of conservation programs for Utah 
Ducks Unlimited is working to save the Great Salt Lake, one of the most imperiled ecosystems in the country. 

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Jim Konkel Recognition

Doug Schoenrock 
DU officers honor the life and impact of the late Jim Konkel, joined by Jim’s sister Susie Konkel for a special tribute. 

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Wetlands America Trust Report

WAT Trustee Doug Frey 
An update from the Wetlands America Trust, one of the country’s largest land trusts. 

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Ducks Unlimited Canada Presentation

Michael Nadler and Roger d’Eschambault 
DUC’s President and CEO provide an update from Canada and reflect on 85 years of conservation success and cross-border collaboration. 

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Telemetry and Waterfowl

Chief Scientist Dr. Steve Adair 
Ducks Unlimited uses the latest satellite technology to learn more about how waterfowl move around the continent. 

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Corporate Conservation Achievement Award

First Horizon Bank’s Chairman, President and CEO, Bryan Jordan, accepts DU’s Corporate Conservation Achievement Award, which recognizes corporations that have made exceptional contributions to conservation in North America. 

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Ducks Unlimited Mexico

John Tomke 
Former DU President John Tomke provides an update from DU Mexico as the organization approaches its 50th anniversary. 

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Panel: The Power of Ducks Unlimited Volunteers

First Vice President Bob Spoerl holds a panel discussion highlighting the journey of four incredible DU volunteers, featuring panelists Nels Swenson, Ed May, Tammi Kircher and Gary Salmon. 

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Excellence in Public Policy Award

George Dunklin and Connie Parker 
Dave Bowers received Ducks Unlimited’s 2023 Excellence in Policy Volunteerism Award. 

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Boreal Forest Update

Fritz Reid, recently retired director of DU's boreal and arctic conservation programs 
The story of Ducks Unlimited’s collaboration with indigenous peoples and partners in their efforts to conserve 1 billion acres of habitat used by 40% of the continent’s waterfowl. 

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Upcoming Season

George Dunklin
An update on habitat conditions in prairie Canada and the U.S., and what that means for all four flyways. 

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Campaign Keynote

CEO Adam Putnam  
DU CEO Adam Putnam delivers closing remarks and announces the most ambitious conservation capital campaign in history. 

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