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Fishing Tournament
Boats are limited to 4 people. You can purchase tickets individually, pay for your entire boat or you can contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for requests. Fishing tournament tickets include transportation, all bait and tackle, cleaning, lunch, and packaging. Beverages and snacks are provided during fishing. Your fish will be flash frozen and stored at the hotel until your departure. Fishing license (one-day Non-resident salt water fishing trip) is not included. Please see Event Details below for a link to acquire your fishing license.
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Tue, Sep 07 at 5:00 AM $250.00
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Boats are limited to 4 people. You can purchase tickets individually, pay for your entire boat or you can contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for requests. Fishing tournament tickets include transportation, all bait and tackle, cleaning, lunch, and packaging. Beverages and snacks are provided during fishing. Your fish will be flash frozen and stored at the hotel until your departure. Fishing license (one-day Non-resident salt water fishing trip) is not included. Please see Event Details below for a link to acquire your fishing license.
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Adult Registration
Includes access to opening night Roadkill Cookoff at Mardi Gras World, Wings Over Wetlands celebration dinner, 84th Annual Gala and dancing and hospitality
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Wed, Sep 08 at 8:00 AM $450.00
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Includes access to opening night Roadkill Cookoff at Mardi Gras World, Wings Over Wetlands celebration dinner, 84th Annual Gala and dancing and hospitality
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Young Adult Registration (ages 15-24)
Includes access to opening night Roadkill Cookoff at Mardi Gras World, Wings Over Wetlands celebration dinner, 84th Annual Gala and dancing and hospitality (21+)
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Wed, Sep 08 at 8:00 AM $200.00
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Includes access to opening night Roadkill Cookoff at Mardi Gras World, Wings Over Wetlands celebration dinner, 84th Annual Gala and dancing and hospitality (21+)
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Saturday Gala Only
Saturday evening gala, auction and dancing
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Wed, Sep 08 at 8:00 AM $175.00
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Saturday evening gala, auction and dancing
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Child's Gala Meal (14 or under)
Full convention registration
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Wed, Sep 08 at 8:00 AM $125.00
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Child's Chicken Strip Meal (14 or under)
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Wed, Sep 08 at 8:00 AM $35.00
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Reserve/Super Duck Raffle
Reserve your Super Duck Raffle ticket. Super Duck tickets are limited to 300 entries at $300 per entry. All who enter receive a limited edition Charles Jobes Blue-winged teal decoy along with an opportunity to win a variety of other prizes. The Super Duck Convention prize is an all-expense paid trip to DU's 85th Annual National Convention in Las Vegas for two. Each Super Duck package contains 10 tickets for the Convention prize, 9 tickets (3 each day) for the DU Lucky Duck Gun drawing and 1 ticket to win a dream vacation. Visit convention.ducks.org for more information. Maximum of 3 entries per person. Only those over 18 permitted to participate. No tickets will be sold online. This is only a reservation. All raffle transactions occur in person in New Orleans, LA.
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Wed, Sep 08 at 8:30 AM $0.00
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Reserve your Super Duck Raffle ticket. Super Duck tickets are limited to 300 entries at $300 per entry. All who enter receive a limited edition Charles Jobes Blue-winged teal decoy along with an opportunity to win a variety of other prizes. The Super Duck Convention prize is an all-expense paid trip to DU's 85th Annual National Convention in Las Vegas for two. Each Super Duck package contains 10 tickets for the Convention prize, 9 tickets (3 each day) for the DU Lucky Duck Gun drawing and 1 ticket to win a dream vacation. Visit convention.ducks.org for more information. Maximum of 3 entries per person. Only those over 18 permitted to participate. No tickets will be sold online. This is only a reservation. All raffle transactions occur in person in New Orleans, LA.
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Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Behind-the-Auction-Block Antiquing Tour
For over 300 years, New Orleans has collected the treasures of French explorers, Spanish pirates and English merchants. Millions of buyers and traders have bequeathed the world’s best antiques to our legendary port. Along with the best antiques come the brilliant professionals who curate, restore, resell and auction these beautiful works of art. This tour begins at the famous Neal Auction Company where you will mingle with the experts as the auction company shows off their favorite pieces in the upcoming auction. Then travel uptown to the famous Magazine Street shops, where you have time to shop and lunch on your own prior to returning to the hotel. Your tour will be led by expert antique and shopping guides. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Wed, Sep 08 at 9:00 AM $99.00
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For over 300 years, New Orleans has collected the treasures of French explorers, Spanish pirates and English merchants. Millions of buyers and traders have bequeathed the world’s best antiques to our legendary port. Along with the best antiques come the brilliant professionals who curate, restore, resell and auction these beautiful works of art. This tour begins at the famous Neal Auction Company where you will mingle with the experts as the auction company shows off their favorite pieces in the upcoming auction. Then travel uptown to the famous Magazine Street shops, where you have time to shop and lunch on your own prior to returning to the hotel. Your tour will be led by expert antique and shopping guides. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Down-Home Airboat Adventure
Zip through narrow canals lined with moss—covered Cyprus trees to wide-open grassy marshes crawling with wildlife. From bullfrogs to alligators, nutria and bald eagles, there is no telling what will get up close and personal with on any given day! This tour will fascinate guests of all ages. This tour is offered on Wednesday and Thursday only. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Wed, Sep 08 at 9:00 AM $120.00
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Zip through narrow canals lined with moss—covered Cyprus trees to wide-open grassy marshes crawling with wildlife. From bullfrogs to alligators, nutria and bald eagles, there is no telling what will get up close and personal with on any given day! This tour will fascinate guests of all ages. This tour is offered on Wednesday and Thursday only. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Wednesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cookin’ Gumbo YaYa Demonstration Cooking Class
Learn to prepare distinctive dishes that make New Orleans famous! Fun is the ingredient in the kitchen as entertaining chefs teach the basics of Louisiana cooking. This class is seasoned with history, trivia and Louisiana lore. Be prepared to don an apron and get your hands dirty as our chefs will ask for volunteers to help create these wonderful dishes. Most importantly, after the entertaining experience you will be able to sit back and enjoy the delectable feast that was prepared! This tour is offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Wed, Sep 08 at 9:00 AM $55.00
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Learn to prepare distinctive dishes that make New Orleans famous! Fun is the ingredient in the kitchen as entertaining chefs teach the basics of Louisiana cooking. This class is seasoned with history, trivia and Louisiana lore. Be prepared to don an apron and get your hands dirty as our chefs will ask for volunteers to help create these wonderful dishes. Most importantly, after the entertaining experience you will be able to sit back and enjoy the delectable feast that was prepared! This tour is offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Thursday 9:00 am - 11:30 am Secret World of the French Quarter Walking Tour
Step off the beaten paths of the French Quarter and into the secluded stillness of some of the quarters most beautiful and historic courtyards and homes. This tour follows the life of Laura Locoul, grande dame of a Creole plantation. Here you will learn the history, tradition, and dichotomy of New Orleans culture. This tour is offered on Thursday and Saturday only. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Thu, Sep 09 at 9:00 AM
Step off the beaten paths of the French Quarter and into the secluded stillness of some of the quarters most beautiful and historic courtyards and homes. This tour follows the life of Laura Locoul, grande dame of a Creole plantation. Here you will learn the history, tradition, and dichotomy of New Orleans culture. This tour is offered on Thursday and Saturday only. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Down-Home Airboat Adventure
Step off the beaten paths of the French Quarter and into the secluded stillness of some of the quarters most beautiful and historic courtyards and homes. This tour follows the life of Laura Locoul, a Creole plantation mistress. Here you will learn the history, tradition, and dichotomy of New Orleans culture. This tour is offered on Thursday and Saturday only. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Thu, Sep 09 at 9:00 AM $120.00
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Step off the beaten paths of the French Quarter and into the secluded stillness of some of the quarters most beautiful and historic courtyards and homes. This tour follows the life of Laura Locoul, a Creole plantation mistress. Here you will learn the history, tradition, and dichotomy of New Orleans culture. This tour is offered on Thursday and Saturday only. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Houmas House Plantation Tour
Step off the beaten paths of the French Quarter and into the secluded stillness of some of the quarters most beautiful and historic courtyards and homes. This tour follows the life of Laura Locoul, a Creole plantation mistress. Here you will learn the history, tradition, and dichotomy of New Orleans culture. This tour is offered on Thursday and Saturday only. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Thu, Sep 09 at 9:00 AM $120.00
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Step off the beaten paths of the French Quarter and into the secluded stillness of some of the quarters most beautiful and historic courtyards and homes. This tour follows the life of Laura Locoul, a Creole plantation mistress. Here you will learn the history, tradition, and dichotomy of New Orleans culture. This tour is offered on Thursday and Saturday only. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Thursday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cookin’ Gumbo YaYa Demonstration Cooking Class
Learn to prepare distinctive dishes that make New Orleans famous! Fun is the ingredient in the kitchen as entertaining chefs teach the basics of Louisiana cooking. This class is seasoned with history, trivia and Louisiana lore. Be prepared to don an apron and get your hands dirty as our chefs will ask for volunteers to help create these wonderful dishes. Most importantly, after the entertaining experience you will be able to sit back and enjoy the delectable feast that was prepared! This tour is offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Thu, Sep 09 at 9:00 AM
Learn to prepare distinctive dishes that make New Orleans famous! Fun is the ingredient in the kitchen as entertaining chefs teach the basics of Louisiana cooking. This class is seasoned with history, trivia and Louisiana lore. Be prepared to don an apron and get your hands dirty as our chefs will ask for volunteers to help create these wonderful dishes. Most importantly, after the entertaining experience you will be able to sit back and enjoy the delectable feast that was prepared! This tour is offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Crescent City Tour
Starting where it all began, in the French Quarter...travel down Esplanade Avenue, "Promenade of the Creoles," to languid Bayou St. John. Next, view the historic "dueling oak," the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Botanical Gardens among the magnificent oaks of City Park. Sit under the oaks and enjoy a cup of New Orleans-brewed coffee and beignets. Next, the tour follows the crescent of the River to the old town of Carrollton and the route of the St. Charles Streetcar. Now in the heart of Uptown, some of the city's loveliest neighborhoods can be viewed. Following Uptown is the Garden District, which was once a thriving sugar plantation. Returning to the "new" city, the Central Business District, brings us full circle: New Orleans past, present and future.
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Fri, Sep 10 at 9:00 AM $65.00
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Starting where it all began, in the French Quarter...travel down Esplanade Avenue, "Promenade of the Creoles," to languid Bayou St. John. Next, view the historic "dueling oak," the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Botanical Gardens among the magnificent oaks of City Park. Sit under the oaks and enjoy a cup of New Orleans-brewed coffee and beignets. Next, the tour follows the crescent of the River to the old town of Carrollton and the route of the St. Charles Streetcar. Now in the heart of Uptown, some of the city's loveliest neighborhoods can be viewed. Following Uptown is the Garden District, which was once a thriving sugar plantation. Returning to the "new" city, the Central Business District, brings us full circle: New Orleans past, present and future.
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Saturday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cookin’ Gumbo YaYa Demonstration Cooking Class
Learn to prepare distinctive dishes that make New Orleans famous! Fun is the ingredient in the kitchen as entertaining chefs teach the basics of Louisiana cooking. This class is seasoned with history, trivia and Louisiana lore. Be prepared to don an apron and get your hands dirty as our chefs will ask for volunteers to help create these wonderful dishes. Most importantly, after the entertaining experience you will be able to sit back and enjoy the delectable feast that was prepared! This tour is offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Sat, Sep 11 at 9:00 AM $55.00
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Learn to prepare distinctive dishes that make New Orleans famous! Fun is the ingredient in the kitchen as entertaining chefs teach the basics of Louisiana cooking. This class is seasoned with history, trivia and Louisiana lore. Be prepared to don an apron and get your hands dirty as our chefs will ask for volunteers to help create these wonderful dishes. Most importantly, after the entertaining experience you will be able to sit back and enjoy the delectable feast that was prepared! This tour is offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Saturday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Secret World of the French Quarter Walking Tour
Step off the beaten paths of the French Quarter and into the secluded stillness of some of the quarters most beautiful and historic courtyards and homes. This tour follows the life of Laura Locoul, grande dame of a Creole plantation. Here you will learn the history, tradition, and dichotomy of New Orleans culture. This tour is offered on Thursday and Saturday only. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Sat, Sep 11 at 9:00 AM $45.00
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Step off the beaten paths of the French Quarter and into the secluded stillness of some of the quarters most beautiful and historic courtyards and homes. This tour follows the life of Laura Locoul, grande dame of a Creole plantation. Here you will learn the history, tradition, and dichotomy of New Orleans culture. This tour is offered on Thursday and Saturday only. Please contact Elizabeth Harris at eharris@ducks.org for more information.
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Event Details

We are happy you plan to join us in New Orleans for Ducks Unlimited’s 84th Annual National Convention September 8-11, 2021.  Our dedicated Louisiana DU volunteers have helped us create a gathering not to be missed! With the traditional “lagniappe” – a little something extra - added to every detail, the New Orleans convention will be one to remember!! 

To assist in your planning, we have created a brochure which 
provides all the details.  The brochure can be accessed at convention.ducks.org, your convention home page. The New Orleans Marriott will serve as our host hotel. Located just steps from famous Bourbon Street, you will be in the heart of the Big Easy! 

Not far from the French Quarter is Louisiana’s sportsman’s paradise! With Redfish jumping less than an hour from the hotel, we have put together a fishing tournament for those able to arrive early.  With an early departure from the hotel on Tuesday morning, you will be on the water catching fish by sunrise! After lunch and the weigh in, you will return to the hotel with your fish waiting in the hotel's deep freeze! Catch a quick nap and have a fun dinner in New Orleans before the convention begins. Purchase your one-day saltwater license here. Please wait until after June 30th to purchase your license. 

Official convention festivities begin on Wednesday with DU Louisiana’s famous Roadkill Cookoff. Now, this isn’t your typical possum off the road, this is something that Louisiana does best! Fresh seafood, alligator, Cajun favorites and a few other surprises cooked by award winning DU chefs who cook in a style that is decidedly Louisiana! BAM!! This party will be held at Mardi Gras World’s new location along the Mississippi River. With plenty of indoor and outdoor space, this evening will be one to remember. How can you top great local music and Big Easy cuisine? Well, easy, you include your DU friends!

To round-out our time in New Orleans we have the following activities planned:

  • Tuesday – Pre-convention coastal Redfish fishing tournament 
  • Wednesday – DU Louisiana's Famous Roadkill Cookoff at Mardi Gras World
  • Hospitality Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Friday – General Session I, Wings Over Wetlands Celebration Dinner 
  • Saturday – General Session II, DU's 84th Annual Gala and Auction 

We look forward to you joining us in New Orleans. Should you have questions or need assistance, please contact Pattie Kempka, Director of National Meetings and Conferences, at (901)758-3844 or pkempka@ducks.org. We will be more than happy to help!

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New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street,
New Orleans, LA 70130