Winchester Ducks Unlimited Ammo: A Memorable Season

Duck season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to get your gear together. If you haven’t decided what duck hunting ammo to use in your favorite shotgun this year, or even if you have, take a look at the anniversary ammo from Winchester. It’s a limited edition run with Ducks Unlimited for their 85th anniversary, and it brings back the old style of packaging for a nostalgic feel this waterfowl season.

Winchester Limited Edition Ducks Unlimited 85th Anniversary Ammunition is a great option for your waterfowl hunts. (Photo credit: Winchester Ammunition)

Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing at Winchester Ammunition, made some remarks about the commemorative duck hunting ammo:

As the official ammunition of Ducks Unlimited and one their most longstanding supporters, Winchester remains steadfast in its commitment to conservation and wildlife habitat projects across North America. Ducks Unlimited volunteers continue to do excellent work for the betterment of waterfowl populations.

Winchester Limited Edition Ducks Unlimited 85th Anniversary duck hunting ammo
This limited edition run by Winchester commemorating Ducks Unlimited’s 85th year of conservation efforts comes in memorable packaging. (Photo credit: Winchester Ammunition)

Winchester released details about the ammunition and Ducks Unlimited’s conservation efforts:

In 1937, amidst the great depression and one of the worst droughts in history, a small group of visionaries came together to do their part to protect wetlands and the waterfowl that depend on them. Through the united efforts of sportsmen and women across the continent since then, 15-million acres of habitat has been restored and protected, benefitting hundreds of species of wildlife and providing untold recreational enjoyment for all.

Through innovative science, generous giving, and a committed network of volunteers, Ducks Unlimited has become the largest wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization in the world. Corporate partners like Winchester Ammunition, have played an important role in helping support this vital conservation work. Winchester continues to direct a significant amount of funding towards critical habitat projects each year, and hunters can help give back as well through the purchase of Winchester ammunition products.

The limited-edition Winchester XPERT steel waterfowl load is available in 12-gauge, 3-inch shells with a 1-1/4 ounce payload of number 2 shot, traveling 1,400 feet per second. The 85th anniversary packaging is loading now and will be available for waterfowl hunters for the 2022-2023 waterfowl season.

sunset duckhunting scene
Ducks Unlimited has played a major role in waterfowl conservation for 85 years, and Winchester is producing the ammunition to celebrate their efforts. (Photo credit: Ducks Unlimited)

These shotshells are 12 gauge, the long-time favorite of waterfowl hunters. Winchester is producing their steel Xpert Waterfowl in 3-inch, 1 1/4 ounce loads. #2 shot is used in these loads and according to the manufacturer, it has a muzzle velocity of 1400 feet per second. Overall, the load data sounds tailor-made for ducks, as it should, and the packaging promises to be something you add to your collection long-term.

various boxes of Winchester Ammunition on display
Winchester Ammunition has produced a lot of different shotshells over the years, some of which are pictured here. (Photo credit: Winchester Ammunition)

MSRP for the Winchester Limited Edition Ducks Unlimited Xpert Waterfowl 12 gauge, 3-inch, 1 1/4 ounce, #2 shot loads is not known at this time.

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