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Pleasanton man named to Ducks Unlimited board

Hinman has been active duck hunter since 2003

Pleasanton resident Dave Hinman was elected to the Ducks Unlimited national board of directors during the nonprofit organization's annual convention in Milwaukee.

Hinman, a Bay Area contractor for 33 years and duck hunter since 2003, joined Ducks Unlimited in 2004 and founded the group's Tri-Valley chapter.

"The leadership of our board of directors ensures we are fulfilling our mission to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl," Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall said in a statement.

"Our board members are not paid for their work; rather they volunteer their time and resources because they feel so strongly about conservation. I welcome each new member and look forward to working with them in the years to come," Hall added.

Hinman served as treasurer and co-chair within the organization and is also a member of the Ducks Unlimited Conservation Programs Committee.

The 2015 annual convention also featured presentations by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Virtual Instruments CEO John Thompson and Caterpillar Inc. CEO Doug Oberhelman.

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Posted by Huey Dewey Louie
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:58 pm

I only wish that their conservation efforts were motivated by an interest better than target practice.


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Posted by Rick
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Congratulations. I have been a member for decades. This organization, plus Delta Waterfowl and California Waterfowl Association plus many others raise funds and restore habitat for not only ducks, but all wildlife that depends on wetlands to survive.

Without their efforts to create and restore and protect wetlands, we would see devastation to the wildlife dependent upon those ponds, grasses, river ways etc. that these organization fund

They all do amazing work.


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 7, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Hope they stopped using lead shot .


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Posted by Rick
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2015 at 8:48 pm

@ Citizen:

Lead shot has not been legal for waterfowl hunting in decades. Its a non issue.


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