Thursday, September 20, 2012
This weekend on DUTV; DU Science and Conservation
This week, the DUTV crew travels to North Dakota to catch up with one of DU's research crews that is finding win-win partnerships between waterfowl and agriculture while nurturing the next generation of waterfowl and wetland biologists. Then, Huntley and Mike head to South Dakota to join in on some annual banding activities on DU's Goebel Ranch. See how Ducks Unlimited's science-based programs direct on-the-ground conservation work to protect, restore and manage wetlands and other habitats.
At DU, scientific knowledge informs conservation planning, communications and our education programs, and continuing research and monitoring ensures our conservation products improve over time. For DU's supporters on both sides of the border, our investments in science help us guarantee that we return value for conservation investments.
The science-based programs of DU have always focused on high priority on-the-ground conservation work to directly protect, restore and manage wetlands and other habitats. The work of DU and our partners since 1937 has conserved more than 12.5 million acres of habitat. That work has been backed by science and supplemented by a strong public policy effort.
Duck banding and recovery is one of the most useful tools managers use to track duck movements and harvest patterns. It is also one of the most interesting. Biologists at Ducks Unlimited's Goebel Ranch in South Dakota have been banding ducks and ducklings since 2002. There are nearly 1,100 reported recoveries from over 14,000 birds banded at Goebel, providing a great illustration of how habitat conservation on a small piece of property has tremendous impacts and benefits to waterfowlers all over the country.
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 are EDT.
Watch full DUTV episodes from the 2006-2011 seasons online at: http://www.ducks.org/DUTV