The Ward family of Monticello, Arkansas, has been building quality aluminum boats since 1945. Mike Ward and his brother, John, founded War Eagle Boats in 1992. With their father, Kim, by their side, the brothers have worked diligently to create a reputation for producing the toughest boats on the water. War Eagle Boats are trusted and used by leaders and professionals throughout the waterfowling community.

The Wards are known not only for their outstanding craftsmanship and customer service, but also for their tremendous stewardship of the environment and dedication to the future of waterfowl hunting. "At War Eagle, building boats is our business and our top priority, but conservation is our passion," Mike says. "It's very important for us to be able to preserve our hunting heritage and natural resources so generations after us can enjoy the same opportunities we had growing up."

In 2017, War Eagle Boats marks 25 years in business and 20 years as the Official Aluminum Boat of Ducks Unlimited, a significant milestone among DU's valued partners. Through this partnership, War Eagle has contributed over $1 million to wetlands conservation through royalties on each boat sold, as well as product donations to countless DU fundraising opportunities nationwide.

"This year we celebrate two special anniversaries for War Eagle and thank them for being such a steadfast partner in conservation for 20 out of their 25 years of service," said Jim Alexander, senior director of corporate relations for Ducks Unlimited. "Without great partners who care about our natural resources as much as War Eagle does, DU would not be as successful in conserving wetlands as we are today."