Students in Zachary High School’s varsity chapter of Ducks Unlimited, which is different from the Zachary chapter of DU, will host its first fundraising banquet from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Americana YMCA, 4200 Liberty Way.

Members from both chapters are invited to attend.

Proceeds will benefit DU and wetlands conservation for waterfowl. All tickets include dinner.

Activities will include a live and silent auction featuring collector-edition art and decoys. Prizes and DU merchandise, including rifles and handguns of the year, will be raffled.

Tickets are available online at until Jan. 28 but also will be available at the door.

Ticket prices include tables for eight people, $1,000; sponsor couples, $250; adult couples, $60; single adults, $45; and students, $25.

Sponsor-level tickets allow additional funds for DU to preserve and conserve additional wetlands.

For details, call DU chapter contacts Katie Mestayer at (225) 301-6387 or email; Barry Hanks at (225) 572-1886 or email; or Zac Brown at (225) 573-4030.

To learn more about conservation and preservation efforts of Ducks Unlimited, visit