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Local DU chapters

Postby bohunt » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:29 pm

I am still getting familiar with the Maryland area, I live near the Rockville/Gaithersburg area. Is there a local DH chapter in the area? I'm hoping to volunteer to meet some people in the area and hopefully find some people to hunt with next season.
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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby ohioboy » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:52 pm

good luck getting them to email you back (or even the state people for that matter).

WAS a member until this year. no more. my money will go to someone who will spend it here in md.

that gripe session done, come on by this summer. i got beer and lots of lies to tell.
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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:18 pm

ohioboy wrote:.... i got beer and lots of lies to tell.


So, when are we going fishing? :smile:
"If you can't have fun doing it, it ain't worth doing." my motto

There is nothing better than hunting with friends and then crackin' a couple of cold ones afterwards.
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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby ohioboy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:45 pm

Cupped-n-Committed wrote:
ohioboy wrote:.... i got beer and lots of lies to tell.


So, when are we going fishing? :smile:

not soon enough..... this has been a rough year.
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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby Montauker » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:30 am

Bohunt,

Check out the http://www.ducks.org/maryland page for Maryland specific information, including facts about fundraising and projects in Maryland.

You're best bet to get in contact with someone in your area is to reach out to Josh Voelker at jvoelker@ducks.org. He is the MD Regional Director and can put you in touch with the committee that is most local to you.

If for whatever reason you have trouble getting in contact with folks or have questions please feel free to send me a PM.

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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby bohunt » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:47 pm

Thanks for the info. I will check into it. And Ohio, I will have to take you up on that offer sometime I enjoy beer almost as much as I do hunting. Haha
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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby ohioboy » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:44 am

bohunt wrote:Thanks for the info. I will check into it. And Ohio, I will have to take you up on that offer sometime I enjoy beer almost as much as I do hunting. Haha

If you hear from DU, let me know. I am still waiting for a response from last June. :fingerhead:
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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby Montauker » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:15 am

OB-

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get a response last June. DU, as you may know, is a mostly volunteer organization and like many large organizations, both profit and not for profit, it can suffer from its own share of communication failure at times. I've been on on both sides of it, things get nutty at work, you read an email on your phone and 24hrs later its at the bottom of a pile of work, volunteer, honey dos, and the other stuff life throws at you.

Please feel free to reach out to Josh. If you don't get a response in a few days please let me know and I will make sure that someone reaches out to you immediately. I will be away for the next week so my own response may be delayed.

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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby ohioboy » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:36 am

Montauker wrote:OB-

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get a response last June. DU, as you may know, is a mostly volunteer organization and like many large organizations, both profit and not for profit, it can suffer from its own share of communication failure at times. I've been on on both sides of it, things get nutty at work, you read an email on your phone and 24hrs later its at the bottom of a pile of work, volunteer, honey dos, and the other stuff life throws at you.

Please feel free to reach out to Josh. If you don't get a response in a few days please let me know and I will make sure that someone reaches out to you immediately. I will be away for the next week so my own response may be delayed.

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I appreciate it, but I made my decision already. I scraped the stickers off my truck and got rid of my DU shirts. If an organization is too big that it can not support its members, it is too big. I have a problem with someone who does not keep my money local or even in the region. Yes, there are some dots on the map of where projects have been done that are near me. The issue I have is that putting up a wood duck box in a wet spot on some farmers land is not a project.

I am stubborn. I also stopped drinking Budweiser products due to http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickal ... n-protest/ . I was a 100% Bud guy. No more.

The 35 bucks I sent to North Dakota each year I can spend on gas money picking up trash on the Potomac-which I do.

I do thank you for the response though.

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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby Montauker » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:14 am

You and I have been down this road before regarding DU and I'll leave it at that, especially because I still enjoy Budweiser :tongue: :beer:

So long as people respect the resource and do more than just take I'm happy.

If you haven't already, I would suggest looking at Maryland Waterfowlers Association http://www.mdwfa.org as an organization that does quite a bit of work in MD in terms of projects, lobbying, and regulatory input.
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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby EastSiideRyda » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:36 pm

Montauker and Ohio, I'm also looking for people to hunt with. I'd love to take you up on that beer offer as well :thumbsup: :beer:
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Re: Local DU chapters

Postby Montauker » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:42 pm

East Side -

I suggest getting involved with DU, Delta, or even some of the orgs like CCA (fishing) or Isaac Walton League to meet people.

There isn't a ton of public land around here so a lot of people are reserved about sharing information, particularly on the web. I've found that most people are more engaging and have a greater willingness to share experiences and advice when it is face-to-face.

Another way of meeting people is through a club, there are downsides, cost being the biggest, but it is a way to meet people.

Send me a pm if you need contact information for a local chapter of DU or other orgs.
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