MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Oct. 12, 2015 - Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid will host an inaugural Waterfowl Expo starting Oct. 16 with proceeds benefitting Ducks Unlimited (DU), North America's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. The Expo is an extension of DU Month where Bass Pro Shops retail stores in the United States will offer the "Round-up for Conservation" program at the register when making purchases. In addition to the donations from customers, Bass Pro will match each donation by 50 percent.

"This event is one-of-a-kind for Memphis, and I am truly excited to see the great turnout by outdoorsmen and women from the area," said DU CEO Dale Hall. "DU Month is but one more way Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris and his associates support conservation and the Ducks Unlimited mission. The great team at Bass Pro doesn't just advocate for conservation, they help make it happen."

The Waterfowl Expo starts Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 25 with celebrity appearances by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Si Robertson, Dude Perfect, DU Chief Scientist Scott Yaich, local call maker and DU partner Buck Gardner and DU TV host Field Hudnall, to name a few.

Events during the extravaganza include a Waterfowl Collector's Showcase - where verbal appraisals will be given for unique waterfowl decoys and other waterfowl and hunting related items - along with demonstrations and seminars by some of the nation's best waterfowl dog trainers, decoy carving by world-renowned carver Charles Jobes, and much, much more.

On Oct. 22, Bass Pro Shops will also host the Duck Dash - a 5K run/walk - with part of the proceeds benefitting DU. Local staff from DU's national headquarters in Memphis will be on-hand to assist with many of the events during the 10-day festival, and the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center inside the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid will be open for visitors throughout the festival.

"Having the chance to work closely with our partners at Bass Pro Shops right here in our hometown is a very special opportunity for Ducks Unlimited and our area members and volunteers," added Hall. "We look forward to celebrating our conservation mission and the traditions of waterfowling with our local partners and supporters in the coming weeks."

For more information, and a complete list of events and celebrities slated to attend, visit

About Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest non-profit 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

About Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 95 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company's Tracker Marine Group (, a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge (, voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S. For more information, visit To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at

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