Carley Taylor made a splash at Ducks Unlimited’s 2017 California State Convention in April when, at the age of 24, the Susanville, California resident pledged a life sponsorship commitment to DU. Taylor only recently took up the sport of waterfowl hunting to spend time with her father, Loyal, who is a District 1 chairman for Plumas and Lassen Counties and has been a duck hunter most of his life.
“Duck hunting has given me an opportunity to have a hobby with my dad when he’s not working,” said Taylor. “I originally became involved with DU when he was invited to a local chapter meeting and I just kind of tagged along. We both were intrigued with their mission and decided to become members.”
Carley’s involvement with DU’s Honey Lake Chapter at a young age eventually led her to volunteering for Ducks Unlimited at the state level, where she is now the California Special Events Co-Chair. Taylor helped organize the very convention where she pledged her life sponsorship, at the scenic Granlibakken Resort in Lake Tahoe, California.
“DU has become a passion of mine and I hope to keep moving up the ranks of the organization. It’s a cause that is near and dear to my heart, but it’s also like we have our own little family with Ducks Unlimited—you really come for the cause and stay for the people.”