A Minnesota waterfowl hunter was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.’s national board of directors during the organization’s annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.
David Flink of Hutchinson will serve on the board. He grew upon the prairies of southern Minnesota and observed first-hand the impact of wetlands drainage on the prairie landscape. Dave and his wife Shari live on a shallow lake near Hutchinson. In 2006, they donated a 50-acre easement to DU’s Living Lakes Initiative.
Flink served in a number of state-level positions in Minnesota including that of state chair. He enjoys anything related to the outdoors, but is especially passionate about waterfowling and waterfowl conservation.
“I grew up in a family that valued volunteering and making a difference,’’ he said in a news release “Through my continued service, I hope future generations have the continued opportunity to experience the great traditions of waterfowling.’’
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Deadline to apply is Sept. 24