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TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014

Passage of Duck Stamp fee increase applauded by sportsmen

WETLANDS CONSERVATION -- A bill that would increase the price of a federal Duck Stamp is headed for President Obama's desk -- to the applause of organized sportsmen and conservation groups. A bipartisan bill that would raise the price of a Duck Stamp from $15...

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

Conservation banquets set for Ducks Unlimited, Mule Deer Foundation

CONSERVATION -- Members of two important wildlife conservation groups have set their annual fundraisers in Spokane: Mule Deer Foundation, April 5, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Dinner, auction, games. Sign-up: muledeer.org/node/2178. Info: 994-5031. Ducks Unlimited, April 10, Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Dinner,...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013

DU plans treat for youth waterfowlers Sept. 21

HUNTING -- Ducks Unlimited is offering a barbecue lunch for youth waterfowl hunters and their parents/chaperones at Mar Don Resort, Potholes Reservoir, on Youth Waterfowl Hunt Day, Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each of the first 48 youth, who is registered...

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

Interior Secretary Jewell keynotes Ducks Unlimited convention

PUBLIC LANDS -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will speak at the annual Ducks Unlimited convention this week during a visit to Portland in her first West Coast trip since she was sworn in last month. Today Jewell and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales are set to...

TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013

Ducks Unlimited to honor Whitman County landowner

CONSERVATION – The Spokane chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual fundraising banquet April 11 at the Lincoln Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bob Zorb of Spokane and St. John, who was unable to travel for the national ceremony in Washington, D.C, will...

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

Fun shoot, boat safety featured at Palouse DU event

CONSERVATION -- A two-hour fun shoot plus demonstrations on boating safety, retriever handling and using decoys use demonstrations will be featured at a March 24 fund-raising event at the Colton Boosters Gun Club sponsored by the Palouse Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. A duck calling lesson...

MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013

Week’s top outdoors stories listed

Hunting, waterfowl, wetlands conservation, wolves, sportsman shows and other stories of interest were in the news last week in The Spokesman-Review's outdoors coverage: Waterfowling: Guide your duck-hunting future with lessons from Paul's Pond Waterfowling: DU isn't a hunting club; it's all about wetlands, waterfowl Gillnet...

FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012

DU restates zero tollerance for hunting violators

HUNTING -- Ducks Unlimited officials in Idaho restated their zero-tollerance policy for illegal hunting tactics last week after a former volunteer chapter chairman from Hagerman was convicted of baiting ducks with corn. Ducks Unlimited leaders condemned Steele’s hunting tactics, not only as a violation of...

TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012

Ducks Unlimited looking for helpers Thursday in Spokane

CONSERVATION -- Ducks Unlimited is holding a recruitment meeting Thursday (Dec. 13) in Spokane for people interested in helping organize a fundraiser for wildlife habitat projects. DU is a nonprofit (501.c.3), volunteer run, conservation organization, that covers the USA, Mexico and Canada. Bernard Brown, DU's...

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012

DU saving wetlands with ’Guns, Gear and Beer’

CONSERVATION – Duck Unlimited will hold its annual Guns, Gear and Beer fundraising event starting at 6 p.m. June 16 at The Condon Barn, 4801 S. Coleman Lane in Spoakne. Cost: $40, includes steak dinner, beverages and DU Membership Info: Dave Cote 939-5351; Mike Condon...

MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2012

Fly fishing, map and compass and wetlands on outdoor event schedule

OUTDOOR PROGRAMS -- Here's a few outdoor programs to consider catching this week: Fly fishing – “Match the Hatch Simplified,” free program by Oregon fly-fishing author Dave Hughes, 7 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 8) at St. Francis School, 1104 W. Heroy, hosted by the Spokane Fly...

FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012

Wetlands conservation banquet set in Pullman

WETLAND CONSERVATION -- The Pullman chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual fund-raising event on Feb. 12 at the Paradise Creek Brewery in downtown Pullman. Social hour starts at 4 p.m. A ticket gets you in for heavy hors doeurves, a drink of choice,...

SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2011

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Ducks Unlimited raising wetland funds at Northern Quest BBQ

CONSERVATION -- With waterfowlers gearing up for the fall general season start (Oct. 15), the West Plains Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is sponsoring BBQ buffet dinner and fundraising auction Oct. 6 at Northern Quest Casino. Many species of wildlife benefit from the work of DU...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011

DU encourages waterfowls to double up on Duck Stamps

WETLANDS CONSERVATION – Ducks Unlimited is asking duck hunters and other waterfowl enthusiasts to “double up for the ducks” by purchasing two federal duck stamps this year. “The federal duck stamp has been an important tool in waterfowl habitat conservation for 77 years, but its...

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

Ducks Unlimited applauds Fish and Wildlife director confirmation

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- The U.S. Senate Thursday evening confirmed Daniel Ashe as the 16th director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Ashe, a career employee of the agency, assumed his duties immediately. Dale Hall, CEO of Ducks Unlimited -- and the FWS director from...

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

Ducks Unlimited shooting and dining for wetlands

CONSERVATION– Ducks Unlimited has scheduled several upcoming fundraising events to benefit wetlands conservation. Amont them: April 2 – Coyote Falls Sporting Clays fun shoot near Almira. Practice starts 9:30 a.m., event at 10:30 a.m. Preregister by Wednesday: (509) 639-0168 or email coyotefallssporting@gmail.com. April 7 –...

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

Pullman Ducks Unlimited banquet is Saturday

CONSERVATION -- Pullman Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual banquet and auction Saturday, March 26, at Banyan’s Restaurant at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner served at 7 and live auction at 8. Tickets: Jeremy Lessmann, (509) 330-1822.

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

Dine for ducks

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION – The Pullman, Washington Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual fund-raising banquet on March 26 at Banyan’s Restaurant, 1260 NE Palouse Ridge Road on the WSU Golf Course. Doors will open at 5:30, with raffles, games and silent auctions during the...

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