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W. Bruce Lewis, President | D.A. (Don) Young, Executive Vice President


Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Read more about DU and get the latest information on habitat conservation and membership.

During the past fiscal year, 88 percent of DU's expenditures were converted directly to conservation work. This habitat is needed desperately by ducks, geese and other wetland-dependent wildlife to survive.

DU's Vision

The vision of Ducks Unlimited is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.

Mission Statement

Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.


The idea for Ducks Unlimited was born by the winds that created the Dust Bowl. Untold acres of wetland habitat vanished in the 1930s, taking with them the promise of generations of waterfowl. In 1937, a small group of conservationists who realized that the majority of North America's waterfowl breed in the Canadian prairies, organized to raise money in the United States for waterfowl conservation in Canada.

It was the unique idea that became Ducks Unlimited.

Ducks Unlimited Television

Host: Wade Borne, Jared Brown and Mike Checkett

Travel along with hosts Wade Borne, Jared Brown and Mike Checkett as they hunt and explore the foremost flyways of Canada, America and Mexico in Ducks Unlimited TV. Pick up useful tips on shooting, hunting, cooking and dog training. Make your next trip to the field more successful by celebrating and supporting our rich waterfowling tradition.