THIS ISSUE IS CLOSED
As a waterfowler, you know when to wait — and when the time is right to take action. You stay quiet, watch the skies, and listen to the wind. Your mind wanders, and you know the waiting is the hardest part, but you remind yourself that the waiting will pay off. These days, it often does, but that wasn’t always the case.
If you were a hunter in 1936, you probably wished you weren’t. The season was painfully short. The weather disaster known as the Dust Bowl was taking a devastating toll on the wetlands that waterfowl need for nesting and breeding. The duck population was dwindling.
Thanks to a small group of passionate outdoorsmen, things were about to get a whole lot better. The men gathered in a fishing lodge in New York to remedy the problem themselves, and the next year, in 1937, they founded Ducks Unlimited. Today, DU is the world’s largest private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization with over one million supporters dedicated to preserving the habitat of North America’s waterfowl. And the organization and their supporters have been very successful. DU has contributed to the conservation of more than 14 million acres of prime wildlife habitat.
As a waterfowler, you know, firsthand, the benefits of their momentous action and decisive spirit. Each year we can count on waterfowl flying south in the fall and returning north in the spring. And for many of us, the fall migration is anticipated for weeks, even months in advance. The annual migration of waterfowl across our skies is among the most beautiful and awe-inspiring spectacles in nature. It’s a sight that always stirs a special feeling, and reminds us a change of seasons is in the works.
Now America Remembers and Ducks Unlimited are pleased to announce the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Conservation Tribute Shotgun, an exclusive Tribute honoring Ducks Unlimited’s unmatched role as the leader in wetlands conservation. Only 300 of these handsome working masterpieces have been commissioned in this exclusive edition.
For this Tribute, we selected the Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 12-Gauge shotgun, a classic autoloader and favorite among sportsmen. Craftsman commissioned specifically for this project by America Remembers have created a museum-quality masterpiece, polishing and decorating each Tribute with artwork in lustrous 24-karat gold with a striking nickel background and blackened patinaed accents to highlight the details in the artwork. With the male’s distinctive green head, the mallard is America’s most common duck, and is found throughout all four flyways. This Tribute features four images of mallards.
The right side of the receiver displays a drake, with wings outstretched, along with a hen gliding across a pond. Elegant scrollwork frames the artwork along with a banner reading “World Leader in Wetlands Conservation”. All artwork is featured in 24-karat gold on the nickel-decorated receiver.
The left side of the receiver features three scenes of mallards, America’s most recognized waterfowl species. The center features three mallards in flight. Flanking the center image, you’ll find a drake landing gracefully on a lake, and on the right you’ll see a close-up of a pair of mallards positioned next to the iconic Ducks Unlimited logo.
Only 300 Available
The Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Conservation Tribute Shotgun will be the envy of many an outdoorsman and collector. The Tribute features timeless and enduring artwork on a classic shotgun, and the Tribute is issued in a strictly limited edition of only 300 shotguns and demand is expected to be high. Send us your reservation today, or call us toll free at 1-800-682-2291, so that we may prioritize your order. We will arrange delivery of your working Tribute through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. If for any reason you are less than satisfied with your Tribute, you may return it in original unfired condition within 30 days for a full refund.
Whether you are a lifelong waterfowl hunter, a firearms enthusiast or an avid outdoorsman, this celebration of America’s majestic waterfowl is an heirloom that will endure for generations to come. Order now to guarantee your place in the edition.