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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 is not included.
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Tue, Jul 12 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 is not included.
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Adult Registration
Includes access to opening night Roadkill Cookoff at Mardi Gras World, Wings Over Wetlands celebration dinner, 85th Annual Gala and dancing and hospitality
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Wed, Jul 13 at 7:00 AM $450.00
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Includes access to opening night Roadkill Cookoff at Mardi Gras World, Wings Over Wetlands celebration dinner, 85th 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, 85th Annual Gala and dancing and hospitality (21+)
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Wed, Jul 13 at 7:00 AM $200.00
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Includes access to opening night Roadkill Cookoff at Mardi Gras World, Wings Over Wetlands celebration dinner, 85th 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, Jul 13 at 7:00 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, Jul 13 at 7:00 AM $125.00
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Child's Chicken Strip Meal (14 or under)
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Wed, Jul 13 at 7:00 AM $35.00
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Super Duck Raffle - Pay at Convention
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 Cinnamon 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 86th 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. Please visit the Super Duck table to pay for your ticket(s).
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Wed, Jul 13 at 7:00 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 Cinnamon 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 86th 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. Please visit the Super Duck table to pay for your ticket(s).
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Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Down-Home Airboat Adventure
Zip through narrow canals lined with moss-covered Cypress 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, Jul 13 at 7:00 AM $120.00
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Zip through narrow canals lined with moss-covered Cypress 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 9:00 am - 12:30 pm French Quarter Treasure Trove Antiquing Tour
The French Quarter of New Orleans is a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles. A stroll down Royal Street is where you can find the best of the best! On this excursion, you will be guided through the exclusive riches at M.S. Rau Antiques by one of their expert antique professionals. As North America’s most respected antique houses, with clients throughout the world, you will see up close historical collections of great significance. Next, we will journey through the French Quarter’s most exclusive Antique stores with our expert guide. Your antiquing experience will conclude with a visit and light lunch at the Historic New Orleans Collection. This is a walking tour, comfortable shoes are a must!
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Wed, Jul 13 at 7:00 AM $100.00
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The French Quarter of New Orleans is a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles. A stroll down Royal Street is where you can find the best of the best! On this excursion, you will be guided through the exclusive riches at M.S. Rau Antiques by one of their expert antique professionals. As North America’s most respected antique houses, with clients throughout the world, you will see up close historical collections of great significance. Next, we will journey through the French Quarter’s most exclusive Antique stores with our expert guide. Your antiquing experience will conclude with a visit and light lunch at the Historic New Orleans Collection. This is a walking tour, comfortable shoes are a must!
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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, Jul 13 at 7:00 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, Jul 14 at 7:00 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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Thursday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Down-Home Airboat Adventure
Zip through narrow canals lined with moss-covered Cypress 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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Thu, Jul 14 at 7:00 AM $120.00
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Zip through narrow canals lined with moss-covered Cypress 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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Thursday Behind the Music at Preservation Hall 10:00 am - Noon
Exclusive VIP access to the historic Preservation Hall is just one of the many perks of this experience. On arrival, you will join a Preservation Hall historian who will recount stories from the history of this extraordinary musical landmark. Built in 1750, the building previously served as a tavern, private residence, and gallery. It was in the early 1960’s that Preservation Hall began its journey to preserve the artistry and culture of New Orleans jazz. Following your time in the courtyard, you will step into the worldrenowned Jazz Hall where you will engage in an intimate, private, performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The musicians will take you on an audible journey of New Orleans Jazz through song, storytelling and soul. Seating is limited to wooden benches, standing room and floor cushions. This is a short walk from the hotel. Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes
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Thu, Jul 14 at 7:00 AM $100.00
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Exclusive VIP access to the historic Preservation Hall is just one of the many perks of this experience. On arrival, you will join a Preservation Hall historian who will recount stories from the history of this extraordinary musical landmark. Built in 1750, the building previously served as a tavern, private residence, and gallery. It was in the early 1960’s that Preservation Hall began its journey to preserve the artistry and culture of New Orleans jazz. Following your time in the courtyard, you will step into the worldrenowned Jazz Hall where you will engage in an intimate, private, performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The musicians will take you on an audible journey of New Orleans Jazz through song, storytelling and soul. Seating is limited to wooden benches, standing room and floor cushions. This is a short walk from the hotel. Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes
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Thursday Behind the Music at Preservation Hall 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Exclusive VIP access to the historic Preservation Hall is just one of the many perks of this experience. On arrival, you will join a Preservation Hall historian who will recount stories from the history of this extraordinary musical landmark. Built in 1750, the building previously served as a tavern, private residence, and gallery. It was in the early 1960’s that Preservation Hall began its journey to preserve the artistry and culture of New Orleans jazz. Following your time in the courtyard, you will step into the worldrenowned Jazz Hall where you will engage in an intimate, private, performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The musicians will take you on an audible journey of New Orleans Jazz through song, storytelling and soul. Seating is limited to wooden benches, standing room and floor cushions. This is a short walk from the hotel. Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes
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Thu, Jul 14 at 7:00 AM $100.00
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Exclusive VIP access to the historic Preservation Hall is just one of the many perks of this experience. On arrival, you will join a Preservation Hall historian who will recount stories from the history of this extraordinary musical landmark. Built in 1750, the building previously served as a tavern, private residence, and gallery. It was in the early 1960’s that Preservation Hall began its journey to preserve the artistry and culture of New Orleans jazz. Following your time in the courtyard, you will step into the worldrenowned Jazz Hall where you will engage in an intimate, private, performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The musicians will take you on an audible journey of New Orleans Jazz through song, storytelling and soul. Seating is limited to wooden benches, standing room and floor cushions. This is a short walk from the hotel. Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes
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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, Jul 14 at 7:00 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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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, Jul 15 at 7:00 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 - 3:30 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, Jul 16 at 7:00 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 85th Annual National Convention July 13-16, 2022.  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. 

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 85th 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