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Hello, Are there any other members of DUC or Ducks Unlimited out there? I have just recently joined and am very impressed with the organization. I hope to become more involved, especially with helping to conserve our rapidly disappearing wetlands.
 

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Ducks Unlimited is a pro-hunting organization. Many would prefer to support groups that do not support the sport hunting of ducks and other animals, but "hunter/conservationist" groups market themselves in such a way that the full range of their beliefs and activities are not always immediately clear.

Article: Sanctuaries or Killing Fields? (Discusses DU's role in opening wildlife refuges to hunting)

http://www.api4animals.org/articles?p=61&more=1cat=33

DU Builds Hunting Blind for Diabled Shooters

http://www.gjsentinel.com/sports/con...ducks_WWW.html

A "Factsheet" from DU in Support of Dove Shooting

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache...lnk&cd=1&gl=us

Several DU articles from Animal People News on their Searchable Archives

http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/Searchthis.html
 

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You are right peace, but it is pretty hard to change peoples views on hunting from the 'outside'. I hope that by joining DUC I can not only help preserve wetlands but help preserve the wildlife that lives there as well.
 

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Possibly, but I doubt that the "old-guard" hunter/conservationist groups, allied with the NRA, are ever likely to change their stance on hunting--even if a few animal protectionists join their member ranks.

Even far more liberal groups, like the Sierra Club, have not succeeded in opposing hunting. After a high-profile battle between the chairpeople of the Sierra Club, the hunters won out, and the group recently loudly reiterated their support of hunting.

I would not want to donate to hunter/conservationist groups out of the high chance that my funds would be used to do things like build hunting blinds, lobby on behalf of opening more land to hunting, fight humane legislation, and promote hunting to youth. There are other organizations, such as the Wildlife Land Trust, which save land for wildlife and forbid hunting and trapping on their grounds.

http://www.wlt.org/
 

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Right Again peace, I am but just one person. It is amazing though who you can learn from whether they be right or wrong. I live near a very unique wetland and i would dearly love to see it stay that way. I will do whatever is in my power to see that it does. And there will be no camo-dressed hunters hiding in blinds, blowing on their duck quackers, placing any decoys or anysuch stuff. Why, cause they have to cross my land to get there, and if they can't read the Beware of DLS signs, well, say hello to my 6 year old male Doberman Stormin Norm.
 
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