DALLAS, Texas – July 13, 2021 – The inaugural DUX Expo drew an impressive number of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to the Texas Motor Speedway June 25-27. Presented by Purina Pro Plan and backed by an impressive list of more than 180 sponsors, exhibitors and vendors, the event truly had something for everyone.
Volunteers, spectators, vendors and sponsors came from all over the country to take part in this one-of-a-kind event.
“DU is a grassroots organization, born from the desire to ensure habitat is available to migrating waterfowl and clean water is available for not just wildlife, but people, too,” said DUX Chairman Hoyt Utay. “The DUX Expo and the on-the-ground conservation work DU does every day would not be possible without support from our amazing sponsors and volunteers.”
Attendees were treated to live music from up-and-coming country singers throughout the event while visiting the more than 180 companies across the Texas Motor Speedway. Demonstrations including retriever training and herding took place in the Purina Pro Plan Dog Village, while over at the Bass Pro Shop Fishing Village attendees tried fishing, flyfishing or kayaking. BOSS Shotgun shells conducted several seminars in the Shooting Village including how to pattern and choke your gun properly.
“Along with the volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors were the backbone of the inaugural event,” said DU CEO Adam Putnam. “It goes without saying that without that support, DUX would not have been possible. Working long hours in the heat didn’t dissuade these sponsors and exhibitors from showing off the latest and greatest outdoor gear. That commitment is why Ducks Unlimited continues to be the world’s largest wetlands and waterfowl organization.”
The inaugural DUX Expo was presented by Purina Pro Plan. Other sponsors included: ALPS, American Luxury Coach, Anheuser-Busch, Audio Formz, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's, Benelli, Beretta USA, BOSS Shotshells, Browning, Can-Am/BRP US Inc., Chevy, Cinnamon Creek Archery, Cooper Tire, Cosmi Shotguns, Daniel Defense, DISH presented by Outdoor Channel, Favorite Fishing, Federal Ammunition, First National Bank of Omaha, Ford, Gunner, Heckler & Koch, Hevi Shot Ammo, Hook & Barrel, Kent Cartridge, Mack's Prairie Wings, Nighthawk, OutdoorZ, Pnuma Outdoors, Polaris, Promatic, Purina, Rambo E-bikes, Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters, Remington Ammo, Retay USA, Rogue Ridge, Savage Arms, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, SYKL Bikes, Tetra Hearing, Texas Beef Company, Thumper Fab, Toyota, Tracker Off-Road, Uline, Volcon ePowersports, War Eagle Boats, Winchester Ammunition, Winchester Arms and YETI.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 15 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.