Great Swamp Shoot and Conservation Program set for Sept. 26

Third annual event to support Ducks Unlimited conservation projects

Sept. 17, 2015 – The Dutchess County Ducks Unlimited Chapter will hold its Third Annual Great Swamp Shoot and Conservation Program on Sept. 26, at Tamarack Preserve, a private hunting and fishing preserve in Millbrook, N.Y.

Proceeds from this event will support the vital conservation work of Ducks Unlimited, a national organization dedicated to wetlands conservation and sportsmanship.

The event is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will feature clay shooting, outdoor programs, exhibitors and conservation presentations in association with Dutchess Land Conservancy. Breakfast and lunch are included in the price of tickets.

A live auction will offer several exciting prizes, including:

  • Overnight duck hunt at Quaker Valley Farm in Pawling, N.Y.
  • Fishing trip to Pira Lodge, Argentina
  • Day of sport at Tamarack Preserve
  • Box for a day's racing at Saratoga Race Course

Tickets cost $250 for an adult shooter and $50 for a youth shooter ages 12 to 16. Tickets for non-shooters are $100 and are for conservationists and outdoor recreationists who wish to actively support the protection and conservation of waterfowl habitat. Youth shooters must be accompanied by an adult shooter.

For a full schedule, tickets and details visit For event details, call Stancy DuHamel at (917) 328-8184.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit Connect with us on our Facebook page at, follow our tweets at and watch DU videos at

Media contact:
Chris Sebastian
(734) 623-2017