Impressive numbers of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts attended the inaugural Ducks Unlimited Expo (DUX) on the Texas Motor Speedway this past weekend. The event, presented by Purina Pro Plan, showcased all things outdoors over the course of three days.
“Volunteers are the backbone of Ducks Unlimited. So, it is absolutely no surprise that volunteers lead the charge for this event, making the DUX Expo a huge success,” said DU Chairman Rogers Hoyt Jr.
Event goers came from far and wide to experience shooting, fishing and off-road vehicles firsthand during the three-day expo. The Shooting Village saw a steady crowd all weekend trying out the latest shotguns and rifles, while Fishing Village participants caught and released fish, tried out kayaks, practiced their fly tying and casting and even watched retriever demonstrations. With nearly 150 exhibitors and sponsors on site over the course of the event, there was something for everyone.
“Being able to come to an event where you can test out and purchase a new shotgun in the morning, test drive the latest ATVs and trucks in the afternoon and visit with hunting, fishing and outdoor vendors in between, DUX was an experience like no other,” said DU CEO Adam Putnam. “This event allowed us to showcase all things outdoors, while supporting all things conservation.”
In addition to hands-on shooting and fishing experiences, attendees tested their duck identification skills in the Conservation Village and drove new off-road vehicles on the custom-made 4×4 track.
About Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world‘s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 15 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow, and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.
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