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South Carolina’s First Cormorant Hunt Brings in over 11,000 Birds

April 8, 2014

Although the majority of their diet consists of fish, cormorants do not have waterproof feathers and must dry them after every meal.

Between February 2 and March 31, South Carolina hunters flocked to the Santee Cooper lakes for the state's first-ever double-crested cormorant hunt. According to The State, the inaugural season ended with 11,653 birds harvested. This is good news for many of the area's anglers, who supported the hunting season due to the cormorants' voracious predation upon both forage and game fish. The South Carolina Department of Natural...

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Illinois Outdoor News and Illinois Ducks Unlimited Team Up for 24th Annual Wood Duck Challenge

April 8, 2014

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Illinois Outdoor News, publisher of the locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspaper for Illinois sportsmen, has partnered with the Illinois Chapter of Ducks Unlimited for the 2014 Outdoor News Wood Duck Challenge. The Wood Duck Challenge, which began in 1990, is an Outdoor News Inc. institution geared towards encouraging youth under the age of 18 to construct and install a Wood Duck nesting box according to an approved plan. Participating youth submit a photo of themselves with the finished box, which is published in the pages of Ohio Outdoor News, as well as receiving a variety...

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Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Approves $61 Million to Conserve North American Wetlands; $6.5 Million to Midwest Projects

April 7, 2014

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On March 26, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved $61.3 million in funding to protect, restore and enhance more than 205,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Of that, approximately $6.5 million will go toward projects in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Midwest Region. “Conservation of our nation’s wetlands is critical to protecting our wildlife, watersheds, coastal communities and important economic activities,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Chair of the Commission. “Wetlands not only are home to...

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Ducks Unlimited Names Top 100, President’s Elite Chapters

April 4, 2014

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Ducks Unlimited recently announced the top volunteer chapters across the nation honored with Top 100 and President’s Elite standings. The Top 100 designation is reserved for the top 100 chapters that raise up to $100,000 in grassroots income for DU's conservation mission. Chapters that raise more than $100,000 are recognized with the President's Elite award. “These fundraising events are the backbone of DU’s habitat conservation efforts, and the volunteers who make up these chapters are the grassroots force making a difference for North American waterfowl populations,” said DU...

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Bismarck Ducks Unlimited Chapter Earns Place in President’s Elite

April 3, 2014

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The President's Elite are among Ducks Unlimited's most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU's habitat conservation work. In 2013, the Bismarck chapter made the list as one of the organization's best fundraising chapters. "These fundraising events are the backbone of DU's habitat conservation efforts, and the volunteers who make up these chapters are the grassroots force making a difference for North American waterfowl populations," said DU President George Dunklin. "It takes a great deal of...

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18 Texas Ducks Unlimited Chapters Earn Place in President’s Elite

April 3, 2014

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Chapters recognized nationally The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, 18 Texas chapters made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters. “These fundraising events are the backbone of DU’s habitat conservation efforts, and the volunteers who make up these chapters are the grassroots force making a difference for North American waterfowl populations,” said...

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Seven Louisiana Ducks Unlimited Chapters Earn Place in President’s Elite

April 3, 2014

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Chapters recognized nationally The President’s Elite are among Ducks Unlimited’s most prestigious volunteer chapters throughout the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the chapters that raise $100,000 or more for DU’s habitat conservation work. In 2013, seven Louisiana chapters made the list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters. “These fundraising events are the backbone of DU’s habitat conservation efforts, and the volunteers who make up these chapters are the grassroots force making a difference for North American waterfowl...

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Wingshooting USA TV Adds Sponsors

April 2, 2014

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America’s most-watched bird hunting TV show has signed sponsorship deals with three new organizations. The roster of Wingshooting USA partners now includes Paw Print Genetics, CampChef, and the state of Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Creator/host Scott Linden said beginning in July the show will broadcast on Discovery Channel’s Destination America network, for a total of seven networks now carrying the program, which is the official series of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Returning sponsors for the sixth season of Wingshooting USA include the National...

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Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Receives $1 Million Grant for Lahontan Valley

April 1, 2014

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Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) was recently awarded the first-ever North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant in the Lahontan Valley region, which will help conserve 8,780 acres of habitat in western Nevada. Approximately $2.3 million in partner funds will be paired with $1 million in NAWCA grant funds to underwrite wetlands restoration and enhancement activities. “The Lahontan Valley region provides a major wetland linkage for several million waterfowl coming from prairie Canada via the Great Salt Lake to the east and wintering grounds in the California Central Valley to the...

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Golden Pass LNG Deepens Commitment to Coastal Conservation

March 31, 2014

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Golden Pass LNG recently pledged $130,000 in support of Ducks Unlimited's conservation programs along the Texas Gulf Coast. This gift further demonstrates the company's commitment to conserving coastal wetlands already evidenced in its partnership on several restoration projects. "Golden Pass has been a strong conservation partner for several years," said Todd Merendino, Ducks Unlimited (DU) manager of conservation programs in Texas. "They have already worked with us on a shoreline protection...

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