Created out of concern about habitat that disappeared during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, Ducks Unlimited is now one of the nation’s premier hunting and conservation organizations.
Federal Duck Stamp Program
See the winning artwork selected for the 75th Federal Duck Stamp, and learn more about the program.
National Wildlife Refuge System
Locate a refuge near you and explore some of the 96 million acres (39 million hectares) within the system.
State and Territory Wildlife Action Plans
These plans, compiled by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, outline strategies across the country to preserve wildlife and habitat.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation: National Overview Preliminary Findings. May 2007.
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Eliot, John L. “Roosevelt Country: T. R.’s Wilderness Legacy.” National Geographic (September 1982), 340-63.
Kilbon, Roland. “Born Hunters, the Bird Dogs.” National Geographic (September 1947), 369-98.