The wood duck was one of the most populous birds in the eastern United States during pre-colonial years, but they were driven nearly to extinction in the 19th century due to overharvesting and habitat destruction. The Migratory Bird Treaty act of 1918 helped population numbers rebound, coupled with the use of artificial nesting structures commonly called wood duck boxes.
Wood duck boxes were erected in 1937 by the hundreds, and once their success was recognized, thousands were built across the country. It remains one of the easiest ways to take part in waterfowl conservation as well as boost local wood duck populations. This shirt is a tribute to this unique conservation tool. Buy a shirt. Build a box. Support waterfowl conservation!
*This shirt is an athletic-fit tee. If you like a loose fit or are between sizes we recommend ordering a size up.