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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Jan. 18, 2024 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) welcomes long-time supporter ALPS OutdoorZ as its newest Corporate Partner.

Beginning Jan. 1, the expanded partnership will see ALPS OutdoorZ producing a wide range of new co-branded, officially licensed, waterfowling gear and accessories including blind bags, backpacks, briefcases, duffle bags, dry bags, game totes, shell belts, wader bags, hand warmers, gun slings and cases, ground and layout blinds, outdoor furniture and dog blinds and vests.

“We’re excited to welcome ALPS OutdoorZ to DU’s Corporate Partner Program,” said DU Managing Director of Corporate Relations Jim Alexander. “ALPS has been a tremendous supporter of Ducks Unlimited through various other programs and it is always great to see companies grow in their support of conservation. ALPS OutdoorZ is a family-owned business that takes immense pride in product quality and customer service. They have built their business around dependable outdoor gear, and they will be a great DU partner for years to come.”

Since its inception in 1993 by outdoor gear designer and company founder Dennis Brune, ALPS OutdoorZ has become an innovation and customer satisfaction leader. Founder Brune enjoyed a successful career beginning in 1978 with the technical mountaineering manufacturer Kelty. He moved from product development to sales and marketing, then to management.

Brune envisioned an outdoor company delivering high-quality performance gear priced within comfortable reach for the everyday outdoorsman and woman. This, combined with a focused attention on customer service, has been a winning combination.

Dennis and his wife, LaRayne, wanted to share their passion for the outdoors with their three children.

Those three adult children, Brian, Adam and Sarah, are transitioning into senior leadership roles with the company as their founding father moves toward retirement. This move ensures the ALPS OutdoorZ business will continue as a family business focusing on field-tested products, backed by outstanding customer service and a powerful desire to share and give back to the outdoor communities they serve.

"ALPS OutdoorZ is excited to expand our partnership with Ducks Unlimited and our new line of licensed gear,” said ALPS OutdoorZ CEO Dennis Brune. “Combining our innovative designs of waterfowl gear with the iconic Ducks Unlimited brand is a perfect fit for waterfowlers looking for high-quality gear while also supporting conservation.”

ALPS headquarters was built out of and around the Brune home. In 2015, they officially out-grew their Lyon, Missouri, campus and purchased a 100,000-square-foot building in New Haven, Missouri, where most of their warehousing staff and products are now. In 2021, as their business grew, they built a new 55,000-square-foot facility nearby. These changes to their facilities, along with their talented and growing group of team members, have them poised for future growth and expansion.

For more information about ALPS OutdoorZ and their products, visit https://alpsoutdoorz.com/.

About Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing wetlands, grasslands and other waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has restored or protected more than 16 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science, DU’s projects benefit waterfowl, wildlife and people in all 50 states. DU is growing its mission through a historic $3 billion 
Conservation For A Continent capital campaign. Learn more at www.ducks.org.