Western Region Canine Spotlight

NOTE: We here at Ducks Unlimited love our dogs. They are our hunting partners, cuddle buddies, best friends, and much, much more. To honor our favorite four-legged companions, we’ve decided to profile all our favorite dogs of Ducks Unlimited’s Western Region and give them a little recognition. If you would like to submit your buddy to be profiled in the future, email dblankenship @ducks.org. (Only accepting submissions from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington)


Owner: Jeff McCreary – DU Western Region Director of Conservation Programs

Type: Golden Retriever

Age: 1 year, 9 months

Nicknames: Ginger Girl, Gingie

Favorite toy: Firewood

Something interesting: Ginger was born at Sungold Kennels in Cody, WY. She is true to her name with her red hair, amazing energy, and constant jubilation. Her first duck was retrieved at age 10 weeks (see video below). Her first hunt gave her 13 birds, adding up to over 50 for the season. She loves people, all things water, eating food, retrieving ducks, chewing firewood, long walks on the beach, and running, jumping, playing.