Today, Ducks Unlimited is the largest, most effective wetlands and waterfowl conservation group in the world. To honor DU's 75th anniversary, Winchester Ammunition, a long-time partner of Ducks Unlimited, presented DU with its "Partners in Conservation Award" at Winchester's SHOT Show booth on Jan. 18.

"I can't think of a better way to mark this milestone than with the people and partners who made it possible," said Dale Hall, CEO of Ducks Unlimited. "America's sportsmen and women and the industries they support have always been-and continue to be-the conservation leaders of North America. Every year, leaders from the shooting, hunting and outdoor industries come together at SHOT Show, and we're proud to celebrate DU's 75th anniversary with those friends and partners this year."

Ducks Unlimited works with public and private partners to maximize its conservation impact. For 25 years, Winchester Ammunition has been DU's partner in conservation.

"Winchester is a recognized leader in supporting our hunting heritage and the conservation of wildlife habitat, and we are proud to honor Ducks Unlimited on their 75th anniversary as one of their premier partners," said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of sales and marketing. "Our support has been instrumental in helping Ducks Unlimited to develop successful wetland and waterfowl conservation programs, and we are encouraged by their leadership and mission."