Ne Pee Nauk • DU Films
Ducks Unlimited’s first film from the 2018 season of its acclaimed online series: DU Films explores a rich and unique history of waterfowling at the Ne Pee Nauk Duck Club in Wisconsin.
The club has been in continuous operation since 1882 and is the oldest active duck club in Wisconsin. The club’s enormous log book contains entries from nearly 140 years of waterfowling.
“It’s just fascinating sitting down with some of the gentlemen out here that have been members for 30 or 40 years and reading the log book on how it used to be,” said Ne Pee Nauk member and DU volunteer Bob Spoerl.
Today, the members of Ne Pee Nauk enjoy waterfowling traditions in many of the same ways their predecessors did more than a century ago. But they are also heavily focused on conserving their marsh and other habitats across North America.
“I believe our primary mission here is one of conservancy,” said DU volunteer and Ne Pee Nauk member Bill Niemann. “It’s extremely important for other people to have the opportunity to fall in love with the sport that we love so much.”
“Everyone wants to leave a legacy,” said Spoerl. “I see a lot of families gift everything to their kids. I want to gift it back to nature. I want to have areas preserved where my kids can take their kids and their kids can take their kids.”
Up Next in Season 2
Charleston, Mississippi • DU Films
In Ducks Unlimited’s film “Charleston, Mississippi,” three current and former Ducks Unlimited employees get together for a few days of outstanding waterfowling while reflecting on their careers in the outdoors and conservation.
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The Hautmans • DU Films
Ducks Unlimited’s film joins the Hautman brothers on a special waterfowling trip to North Dakota. Joe, Jim and Bob Hautman are renowned wildlife artists and perennial winners of the federal duck stamp contest.
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Lake Mattamuskeet • DU Films
In Ducks Unlimited’s film “Lake Mattamuskeet,” the DU Films crew visits the Farley family in North Carolina, where they have been hunting and conserving habitat for decades.
Since he was seven years old, DU Biologist Ed Farley has hunted with his father, John B. Farley; his grandfather, John R...