September - October 2015

SO15

Ten Classic Waterfowl Hunts

Visiting these iconic destinations should be on every waterfowler's bucket list

Java-Rubbed Duck Breasts

Seared waterfowl seasoned with coffee is brimming with flavor. By Scott Leysath.

Tips for Opening Day Ducks

Here are some tips that will help increase your chances of bagging more waterfowl on opening day.

Simply Saskatchewan

Hunting in the heart of the Duck Factory is always an unforgettable experience

Canvasbacks Under Prairie Skies

In pothole country, there is no grander quarry than King Can

2015 Waterfowl Forecast

In 2015, waterfowl populations remained at high levels following several consecutive years of favorable wetland conditions in the Prairie Pothole Region and other key breeding areas.

Understanding Waterfowl: Waterfowl and the California Drought

Ducks and geese may face severe water and food shortages in the Central Valley this year

Conservation: DU's Big Rivers Initiative

Located in the heart of the Upper Mississippi River watershed, Ducks Unlimited's Big Rivers Initiative focuses on the restoration, enhancement, and protection of wetlands used by millions of waterfowl migrating between their breeding and wintering grounds each year.

Waterfowler's Notebook: Reading Ducks

To be a good duck caller, you've got to be a good duck watcher," a veteran guide on Tennessee's famed Reelfoot Lake once told me. "You've got to pay close attention to the birds' reactions and determine whether you have to tease them in or demand that they come to the decoys." The following tips will help you master the art of reading ducks and adjust your calling to toll more birds into the decoys.

Past Champions Deserve Our Gratitude

Ducks Unlimited is recognized across North America as one of the most, if not the most, significant creator of volunteer engagement in the conservation movement. Today, Ducks Unlimited Inc. has fewer than 500 paid (and very dedicated) employees that ensure the day-to-day work of the company gets done. However, we are blessed to have approximately 1 million supporters and more than 55,000 volunteers from 2,600 chapters who give their time and energy to put on more than 4,300 fundraising events each and every year. Those volunteers are, and always will be, the heart and soul of DU.