MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Aug. 1, 2019 – Ducks Unlimited has released the latest film in its online series.
In Wawasee, members of the Wawasee, Indiana, DU chapter host local youth on a duck hunting adventure.
The Wawasee DU Chapter is a young group with an average member age below 30, so they still see glimpses of themselves in the kids they mentor.
Members Ryan Christner and Creighton Kaiser are the driving force behind the hunt and involving young people in their chapter.
“We got involved with Ducks Unlimited to give back,” said Christner. “That’s where the passion began and that’s turned into a drive for youth engagement. Seeing that smile on a kid’s face when they shoot their first duck is hard to beat.”
Kaiser agrees with his friend.
“Taking youth hunting, introducing them to Ducks Unlimited and the outdoors is a passion of mine, a passion of Ryan’s, a passion of a lot of the members,” he said.
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 who are 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 is releasing one film per month this spring and summer.
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.