Hunting Position Statement

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Resolution Hunting Position Statement

Passed by DU, Inc. Board of Directors on May 24, 2001

RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors adopts the following statement as the Ducks Unlimited, Inc. position on waterfowl hunting:

"Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is a North American habitat conservation organization, conserving wetlands and associated habitats for the benefit of waterfowl, with subsequent benefits to other wildlife and people. Ducks Unlimited, Inc. was founded in 1937 by sportsmen, who recognized that conserving wetlands helps to ensure the future of waterfowl populations. Today Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is strongly supported by both hunters and non-hunters who recognize the many benefits associated with our habitat conservation program.

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. supports the sustainable use and harvest of renewable resources based on sound science. We support waterfowl hunting, when conducted in an ethical and sustainable manner, as a legitimate and acceptable use of a renewable resource.

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. does not direct its resources toward the influence of firearm or hunting legislation unless the legislation is clearly and directly related to waterfowl habitat conservation."

RELATED: DU's position statement on firearms