MEMPHIS, Tenn. – July 1, 2019 – Ducks Unlimited released the latest film in its online series. In Mighty Mo, old friends convene on the Missouri River in North Dakota. These men gather together every year after Thanksgiving from around the country to hunt ducks and geese.
Watch the film at www.ducks.org/dufilms.
Longtime DU volunteer Steve McQueen began hunting with his father.
“The first time I went waterfowl hunting I was about ten years old,” Steve said. “We went up to a big conservation area called Oakwood Bottoms. There were mallards in there like crazy. I’ll never forget those ducks popping through the tree tops, I was hooked.”
Steve enjoys North Dakota and the great duck and goose hunting found there, especially the Missouri River area 15 miles north of Bismarck. Steve began hunting there six years ago after hearing about the waterfowl numbers and lack of hunting pressure. He liked it so much he invited his friends.
Keith Osbourne hunts with the group every year.
“I don’t know how to describe it,” Keith said. “You can set up in the middle of the river and the ducks and geese just fall in. You have to come and experience it.”
Ducks Unlimited conserves and restores wetlands. The habitat created and maintained benefits people and wildlife. Not every DU supporter is a hunter, but the majority are and their love for waterfowling fuels their conservation desire. Steve McQueen and his friends exemplify this dedication to their sport and to ensuring the next generation will enjoy it as well.
DU Films is a unique online film series from Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Each film features thrilling hunting footage but also tells a story about waterfowl hunters passionate about hunting and giving back to the resource. DU Films presents all of this through breathtaking waterfowl footage and intimate conversations with hunters across North America.The 2019 season includes six films. DU will release one film per month this spring and summer.
DU Films is produced by Rock Road Creative and sponsored by Mossy Oak, Drake Waterfowl, Winchester Repeating Arms, Winchester Ammunition 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 14 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.