Senator Nelson To Speak At Ducks Unlimited State Convention
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. –-(Ammoland.com)- Ducks Unlimited will host a special guest at the Nebraska state convention this weekend. U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson (NE) is scheduled to attend and speak at the Saturday evening banquet.
“Sen. Nelson is a lifelong hunter who has been an asset to conservation in Nebraska and the nation,” DU Manager of Conservation Programs Steve Donovan said. “Sen. Nelson is a crucial advocate for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conservation activities, wetland protection programs in the Farm Bill, and for the North Americans Wetlands Conservation Act. We are honored to have the senator speak at our state convention.”
Nelson is a member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, which was formed to advance and protect the interests of sportsmen across the country. The Sportsmen’s Caucus provides a network of political leaders and allies of the outdoors that can quickly take action when conservation or hunting or fishing rights are threatened. Nelson was chairman of the group from 2009 -2010.
Nelson, who has been a member of DU for seven years, has won both the domestic Grand Slam and international World Slam for wild turkeys and has hunted on a safari in Africa.
Ducks Unlimited is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 12 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. Visit www.ducks.org