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Passing Down the Passion

A Duck's Unlimited Short Film

Ducks Unlimited has released the latest film in its online series. In “Paul’s Pond”, Paul and Suzanne Sullivan of Washington State share their commitment to Ducks Unlimited and waterfowl conservation.

Paul has spent most of his life hunting waterfowl. He owns and operates Burbank Guide Service in the Columbia River basin of Washington State. “Nothing attracted me like ducks and geese did,” he said. “I’ve made it into not only my passion but my business.” 

Guiding hunters since 1977, the Sullivan’s developed a long relationship with Ducks Unlimited. Suzanne is the incoming Washington State DU chairperson, taking over that duty in June.   

She explains her husband Paul’s commitment to conserving waterfowl resources in the film.

“Everything he does has to be compatible for wildlife. Everything he does has to be a conservation effort,” she said.

“Ducks Unlimited has played a large role in our family,” said Paul. “It’s part of who we are and who we have been for many, many years.”

It’s important to Paul that his family continue the legacy he began long ago.

“Our future is in our kids and our grandkids,” he said. “For us to carry on with this tradition of hunting and the great outdoors, we have to introduce them to the things we enjoy and believe in.”

DU Films is a unique online film series from Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Each film features thrilling hunting footage but also tells a story about waterfowl hunters who are passionate about hunting and giving back to the resource. DU Films presents all of this through breathtaking waterfowl footage and intimate conversations with hunters across North America.

The 2019 season includes six films. DU will release one film per month this spring and summer.

DU Films is produced by Rock Road Creative and sponsored by Mossy Oak, Drake Waterfowl, Winchester Repeating Arms, Winchester Ammunition and Yeti.

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 14 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.