Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of the 2017 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards during the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held in Spokane, Washington. This year’s recipient in the communications category is the late Wade Bourne.
Wade Bourne’s name is one of the most recognized in the outdoors. Bourne was a full-time outdoor writer/broadcaster whose works have appeared regularly before national reading, listening and viewing audiences over the past four decades. Bourne passed away in December.
“As a professional outdoor writer and broadcaster, Wade educated his audience about waterfowl and conservation issues and was extremely proud of his association with Ducks Unlimited. Wade described himself as being ‘eaten-up’ with duck and goose hunting for half a century,” said DU Chief Conservation Officer Paul Schmidt.