Washington, D.C. - December 21, 2015 - On Friday, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, funding the government through FY16, as well as a $680 billion tax extenders package. Dale Hall, CEO of Ducks Unlimited released the following statement:

"This legislation is a momentous win for landowners and conservation landscapes in this country. This legislation offers landowners a real incentive to protect wildlife resources on behalf of all Americans. Nonprofit conservation organizations like Ducks Unlimited will now have greater opportunities for charitable donations, which increases the funds available to restore and protect habitat and open spaces. This is a real step forward that benefits sportsmen, fishermen, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. We applaud Congress for recognizing and including funding and tax provisions that strengthen and support the longevity of conservation in this country. Ducks Unlimited is thrilled to see final passage by Congress on these bipartisan bills and commends President Obama for his signature of approval."

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 www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.

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