Ducks Unlimited has picked up a major conservation award from the Boone & Crockett Club.

From this press release on the DU website:

Ducks Unlimited has been chosen to receive the Boone and Crockett Club’s (B&C) prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Legacy Award for 2012. B&C President Ben Wallace presented the award to DU CEO Dale Hall on March 14 during the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Atlanta. The award was created in 2008 to honor the collaborative spirit of America’s greatest conservationist, Theodore Roosevelt.

“This award is a way for us to highlight and encourage people and organizations working together to achieve great things,” said B&C President Ben Wallace. “Cooperative partnerships have proven crucial throughout the history of conservation–and they’re going to be even more important in the future.”

Etched on the award, the Boone and Crockett Club thanks DU “For its 75 years of extraordinary dedication to conserving over 12 million acres of waterfowl habitat and influencing 96 million more through partnerships and policy.” “Ducks Unlimited is truly honored to receive this prestigious award,” Hall said. “The Boone and Crockett Club and Ducks Unlimited have a rich conservation partnership history, sharing a strong commitment to wildlife and conservation. This award is especially humbling to me as a professional member of B&C. We are extremely proud of our long association with Boone and Crockett.”

Congratulations to DU on its well-deserved award. How many of you are DU members?