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National 80th Anniv.

August 24th thru August 26th

Boyne Highlands Resort, Harbor Springs, MI


The 2017 Michigan Ducks Unlimited State Convention will be here soon, and you won't want to miss the fun!




Pub Crawl

The fun will start on Thursday the 24th at 5:00 pm with a meet and greet with a Taco Bar and Pub Crawl Event ... AKA…DUCK WADDLE.  This will be a team building event that will be a ton of laughs as we do a DUCK WADDLE at some local pubs with a DU twist.  And you will get your very own DUCK WADDLE t-shirt.  We will shuttle you there.  Don’t miss this one folks!  It will be a good time! 


Charter Fishing

The fun will continue into Friday morning the 25th.  We will be featuring a Charter Boat Fishing Trip on beautiful Torch Lake.  We will turn it into a fishing contest, the winner will be honored with all the bragging rights he/she deserves ….  Yes Sir! … We’re going after the big one!  

Wine Tour Flyer


We will also be having a Wine Tour, featuring the local world-famous vineyards in the area, aboard the Michigan Trolley.  This will surely turn into a tasty grape blast as you tour along the Mackinaw wine trail.  


Boyne Highland Resort has a multitude of activities to do.  Go to their website and check it out.  


Homecoming Party

And then we go into Friday evening.  We will start the evening with our very own D.U. Homecoming Party!  That’s correct! A Homecoming party! So, wear your favorite team colors and get ready to party like it is 1975! We will feature a classic rock band the “Polar Bear Recon” they will surely rock the party.  We will also have a Pig Roast going on… yes sir the hole pig will be there….and beer and drinks …don’t forget the beer and drinks.  they will be there also.  Naturally we will have plenty of the good old D.U raffles and stuff to go with it.  This will be one to remember, so bring your smile and plan on a good time.  

Sporting Clay Shoot

The fun will continue into Saturday morning.  We will be featuring the State Sporting Clay Shoot at Emmet County Sportsman’s Club , one of the finest shooting clubs ever.  There will be trophies for the winners and recognition at the dinner Saturday night. 

River Boat Tour


 We will also have a River Boat Tour along the Crooked River.   Very beautiful and a truly enjoyable experience.

 At noon on Saturday, we will have lunch and start D.U ‘s 80th Anniversary Celebration.   There will be a guest speaker and then we’ll have the State Awards Presentation for the volunteers.

80 Years




Saturday evening will begin at 5 PM with a Major Donor Reception with a conservation message, followed by the Anniversary Dinner.   There will be many major awards given out and recognition of honored and special guests among the crowd.  Don’t miss this very special evening.   It will be full of surprises as we honor those of the past that has brought us to our 80th year. 



And don’t forget the hospitality room is open every night…the drinks are on the house!

Drunk Duck


I hope to see you all there.

Dave Perry, 
Convention Chair

2017 Michigan State Convention registration form


For Room Reservations: Call 1-800-462-6963.
Ask for the "DUCKS UNLIMITED BLOCK".  Discounted rooms are limited.