Family Ties: the hunting that binds

Missoula family featured in new film

A Missoula, Montana, family is featured in “Big Sky,” a new film from Ducks Unlimited.

The film visits the Pierce family at their home in Montana for some unbelievable late season mallard shooting and conversations about the importance of family traditions. Marc Pierce is a longtime DU volunteer and former DU board member. He learned to love duck hunting from his father, and now he is passing on the traditions of waterfowling and conservation to his son and grandson.

 “My Dad and I, some of our best memories were in a duck blind,” Marc said. “Now it’s the fourth generation of Pierces that love to be in duck blinds.”

“When you start thinking about what’s really important in the long run, it becomes more about what can I do that means something . . . that’s going to last,” said Marc. “There’s really a lot of satisfaction in giving back. Giving back as a volunteer. Giving back as a financial donor. And in my case giving back in what our family legacy is really about.”


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DU Films explore the lives and stories of duck hunters across the country. Viewers find out why they became hunters, what drives their passion, and how they are passing on our outdoor traditions. Going beyond the confines and formulas of traditional duck hunting shows, DU Films present the beauty of waterfowling in new and unexpected ways. At the heart of this series is a drive to conserve the habitats that make it all possible.

The 2016 season of DU Films includes six films. DU is releasing one film per month this spring and summer.

DU Films, which produced Big Sky, are produced by Rock Road Creative and sponsored by Sitka Gear and Yeti.

Watch the video Big Sky from Ducks Unlimited here:


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