DU's Mission and vision are simple yet powerful.
Wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.
To conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
The number one enemy of waterfowl is loss of habitat, especially breeding and nesting habitat. Maintaining and improving wetlands along with breeding and nesting habitat is crucial to the success and survival of all waterfowl. Many acres of prime habitat are lost each year to nothing more than the day to day survival of man. DU is working to restore grasslands, restoring watersheds, replanting forests and working with farmers, ranchers and other landowners to improve the agricultural and recreational value of their land, making it more wildlife-friendly. This not only benefits waterfowl but many other species of wildlife that use these areas regularly.
If you are waterfowler or looking to get into Duck hunting then DU's website offers loads of information about hunting waterfowl. There is information related to wildlife ID, training your dog, calling, decoys, hunting tips and so much more. Visit their hunting site at http://www.ducks.org/hunting/
Take some time to review what DU has done and what they are doing every day and see how you can get involved in your area.
Some additional Links related to Ducks Unlimited.
- DU's website - http://www.ducks.org/
- Waterfowl Biology - http://www.ducks.org/Conservation/WaterfowlBiology/1310/WaterfowlBiology.html
- Ways you can support DU's efforts - http://www.ducks.org/support/?poe=aboutDU