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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – -(Ammoland.com)- This week on Ducks Unlimited TV, co-host Ashley Ward and the crew head to New England to sample the area’s unique sea duck and diver duck hunting. While there, they meet some passionate DU volunteers who turn out to raise money for conservation in the middle of a blizzard.
“This trip was a lot of fun for me,” said Ward. “I grew up hunting along the Mississippi Flyway in Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee. And it was such a neat experience to be able to come up here to Cape Cod and hunt the Atlantic Flyway and just to get to see the different kinds of species that migrate here.”
During the shoot, a major nor’easter hit New England, shutting down roads and coastal hunting for several days. Despite the weather, a volunteer-led fundraising event in the area proceeded as planned and raised valuable money for DU’s conservation mission.
“Ducks can do nothing but survive from day to day,” said local DU Volunteer Mike Donnelly. “Take away the habitat, you lose the ducks. My opportunity is to reinvest in what I love doing. So the grassroots end of Ducks Unlimited is important to me and giving back to what gives me so much enjoyment.”
Also on DU TV this week: DU CEO Dale Hall discusses the current status of North America’s sea duck species. Retriever trainer Mike Stewart gives tips for working two dogs from the same blind. And DU Magazine Shotgunning Columnist Phil Bourjaily explains strategies for calling the shot.
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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.