This week on DUTV Huntley and Mike head south to join DU member and conservationist Capt. Ryan Lambert, owner of Cajun Fishing Adventures in Buras, Louisiana. There, they will chase a variety of duck species at the mouth of the Mississippi and check on conservation efforts in the Gulf Coast Region. They'll experience some of the region's world famous fishing too.
The Mississippi River Delta is where the muddy waters of America's longest river connect with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is one of this nation's most important ecosystems for fish and wildlife-and one of its most endangered. The delta's wetlands, cypress forests and barrier islands were formed over thousands of years by the shifting course of the Mississippi River and its annual floods. These marshes and bays were once among the most productive wetland systems in North America.
Today, the region's ability to support waterfowl has been severely compromised by natural and human-induced changes that have caused dramatic loss of wetlands and their associated functions and values. The Gulf Coast region continues to lose an area about the size of one football field every 38 minutes.
The Gulf Coast may winter upward of 14 million ducks and 2 million geese annually, making it among DU's highest priorities. Ducks Unlimited has been working to restore Gulf Coast wetlands for more than 20 years. During that time, DU has conserved more than 123,373 acres of vital coastal waterfowl habitat in Louisiana, and DU and its partners continue to work together to restore, enhance and protect Louisiana's remaining coastal wetlands.
In addition to a great hunt each week, you can pick up useful tips on shooting and hunting from expert Wade Bourne while you learn more about waterfowl and waterfowl habitat and conservation. Extend your season each week with DUTV as we celebrate conservation and our rich waterfowling heritage.
DUTV is presented by Browning- Dirty Bird and appears four times each week on the Outdoor Channel, America's leader in outdoor TV. Don't miss an episode! http://www.ducks.org/news-media/du-tv
Friday 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 6:30 a.m.
Sunday 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.
All times listed are EDT.
Watch full DUTV episodes from the 2006-2011 seasons online at: http://www.ducks.org/DUTV