R U a Ducks Unlimited Member????

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R U a Ducks Unlimited Member????

Postby spencerusmc » Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:50 pm

Just wondering, i have heard lot of mixed opions about DU, I personally am a member. Why are you a member or why arent you?????
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:10 pm

I am. I do it cuz I know they not only put alot of money into the conservation of wetlands, but also the tracking of the birds.

It is also a way for Duk hunters to "stand together", stay together and show that there are plenty of us, we have a less chance of being bullied around (by the anti-hunting groups).


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Postby Citori12 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:16 pm

Yes, they are helping us in this state with some much needed habitat improvement.
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Postby tealslayerblw » Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:46 pm

yea, i am because well first they have an amazing magazine, but more importaintly they are involved in the community and theyre real people theyre not fake, like other "famous" duckhunters. I havent gone a year of duckhunting without theyre membership, and i dont play on it :salude:
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Postby Gooseboy » Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:07 pm

AlaskaRedneK wrote:I am. I do it cuz I know they not only put alot of money into the conservation of wetlands, but also the tracking of the birds.

It is also a way for Duk hunters to "stand together", stay together and show that there are plenty of us, we have a less chance of being bullied around (by the anti-hunting groups).


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Postby 870 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:49 pm

Delta is my choice, I use to be in DU for a lot of years, member, committee member, and co-chaired for some time. The reason I switched is a long story, witch I’m not getting into at this time
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Postby Oregon Honker » Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:10 pm

Nope the chapters around eastern Oregon dont a damb thing but hold banquets and drunk fests so I wont give them my money!!!

Delta has contacted me wanting me to start a Oregon chapter
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Postby Citori12 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:22 pm

And the same for the Rocky Mountain Elk foundation....however, the do help. I try to do the best I can to support those things that preserve what I have left which is alot less than it used to be.....But money talks and the biggest conservation groups I have here in Colorado are 2 outfitters buying everthing or leasing everything they can. But I am still hunting on public and on some days doing just as well as outfitters....Now there is a big fight brewing for the big game tags in colorado...I have been a resident since 1964 and I still cannot draw a bow tag in a nice whitetail unit in my own state. However, one of my guided hunts included a young man who bid on a big horn sheep tag and got the hunt and the DOW gave him 3 seasons to hunt....he scored...but the tag cost him a mere 4,000$ and the hunt cost him a mere 3,800$ so I guess my grandpa was right money talks............
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:46 pm

I belong to Delta and DU, a lot of people complain about both and what not, I don't care it's all for the ducks.Also have DU plates on my pickup
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Postby puddlerjumper » Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:49 pm

I'd rather have the money going to them where I know it's being used than wasting it somewhere else.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:52 pm

Just Delta for me right now. I like what both of them do, but began with Delta b/c they started locally in MN. Now that I have a new job I can afford to be a member fo both.
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Postby tstrong » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:23 pm

Yep, they do alot for the waterfowl.
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Postby ducilla1479 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:26 am

Duck hunters need a unified voice at times, D.U. fits that bill and the more members the bigger the voice. Also they do protect and rehab wetlands. At this point they get my vote.
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:35 am

I am a member of DU and Delta waterfowl. I like the DU we need land thing and I really like the Delta Waterfowl predator management approach so I am a member of both.
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Postby goosecaller » Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:34 am

If you are not, I think you should be. It is a great way to keep our sport alive.
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Postby JJ McGuire » Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:30 am

I belong to DU, Delta and Waterfowl USA as well as some local organizations.
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Postby ol' yeller » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:50 am

No, I am not a member of DU and haven't been for 4 years. I do not agree with the way things are ran. I came up with this opinion after serving as a volunteer on a couple of local committees.

I am now a member of Delta Waterfowl and will soon be on the local committee. Just waiting on the Regional Director to come back up here in a couple of weeks.

I'm not saying DU is bad and DW is better for everyone. DW just works better for me. It's something I can get behind.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:30 pm

I belong to Delta, but am fully behind DU. I am a committe chair, former secy/treas, sponsor, and a committee member since I have been duck hunting.

Join them all, and keep the wetlands alive!
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Postby kms399 » Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:31 pm

i used to belong to du but i am too broke to keep renewing my membership. i can barley afford the licences to go out in the first place. when i finnish school i plan to sign up again.
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Postby Fowlercon » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:41 pm

Nothing could have been better for DU than Delta. What a better way to raise money for ducks that two competitve, like-minded organizations. Hopefully in the future there will be even more. Can you imagine 4 or 5 different organizations vieing for your support? With that kind of deal the ducks are the ones who become the winners.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:47 pm

not a member of DU or Delta...Oregon Duck Hunter's Ass'n. that's where my money goes. keep it local. :getdown:
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Postby Jim Broadbridge » Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:27 pm

No I am not but I am a member of Delta. I was for a good many years, but they did me wrong so I switched.
They have had a monoply for so long that they now are abuseing the cause.
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Postby hintz » Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:43 pm

DU member right here and probably going to join delta
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Postby UT Greenhead » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:43 pm

I'm with you 870. I'm a Delta guy. DU seems to me to be in it for the rich man, which I'm not one of!
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Postby puddlerjumper » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:55 pm

DU is in it for the ducks not for me or you.
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