Wednesday, July 11, 2018

DU TV this week: Alberta adventure

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – This week on Ducks Unlimited TV, co-host Doug Larsen heads to the Prairie Pothole Region of Alberta for an unforgettable waterfowling adventure.

“People go to Europe to buy a European motorcar from the factory,” said Larsen. “Well, when you come to Canada, you’re going to the factory. This is the Duck Factory. You’re going to where the original equipment is born, hatched, raised. You cannot believe the birds that are here on a bad day. And on a good day, anywhere in Canada can take your breath away.”

Joining Larsen on this hunt are Pat Kehoe from Ducks Unlimited Canada and Slayton Gearin from Buck Gardner Calls. While there, they get a firsthand look at DU’s conservation work in this critical region for North American waterfowl.

“In prairie Canada, about 90 percent of the land is under private ownership,” said Kehoe. “Farmers are trying to make a living off their land base, and wetlands often get in the way. We have to find ways to work with those farmers to conserve those wetlands.”

Also on DU TV this week: DU CEO Dale Hall explains why the Prairie Pothole Region is so important to North America’s waterfowl populations, and Phil Bourjaily shows how to use different loads and shot sizes to increase your success when hunting waterfowl.

DU TV airs Mondays at 1:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (all times Eastern) on the Pursuit Channel. All episodes, plus bonus content and classic episodes, can be found at www.ducks.org/dutv.

DU TV is sponsored by Drake Waterfowl Systems, Higdon Outdoors, Federal Premium Ammunition, Purina Pro Plan, Mossy Oak Camo, Mossy Oak Properties, Mossy Oak Biologic, Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries and SecureIt Intelligent Firearms Storage.

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


Media Contact:
Eric Keszler
901-758-3924
ekeszler@ducks.org