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Photo Essay: Greater and Lesser Scaup

Greater and lesser scaup share a number of traits, not the least of which is a distinctive blue bill, from which they derive their popular nickname "bluebills."

Photo Essay: The Redhead

After the canvasback, the redhead is the second largest member of North America's pochards, a family of diving ducks that also includes scaup and ring-necked ducks. As its name indicates, the redhead is named for the drake's striking reddish brown head.

Favorite DU Photos: March 2014

Member Photos of the Day from the month of March

Favorite DU Photos: December 2013

Member photos of the day from the month of December

Favorite DU Photos: October 2013

Member photos of the day from the month of October

Favorite DU Photos: September 2013

Member photos of the day from the month of September

Favorite DU Photos: August 2013

Member photos of the day from the month of August

Photo Essay: The Northern Pintail

In the world of ducks, the northern pintail takes the prize for elegance. Even its nickname—sprig—suggests a certain amount of refinement, as in the sprig of parsley a chef might use to garnish a fancy dish.

Photo Essay: The Gadwall

The inconspicuous gadwall is North America's third most commonly harvested duck.

Favorite DU Photos: May 2013

Member photos of the day from the month of May

Favorite DU Photos: April 2013

Member photos of the day from the month of April

Favorite DU Photos: March 2013

Member photos of the day from the month of March

Favorite DU Photos: February 2013

Member photos of the day from the month of February

Kids in the Field - Future Conservationists

The next generation of waterfowlers is the next generation of conservationists. Enjoy this photo gallery of future waterfowl hunters, submitted by Ducks Unlimited Members.

Favorite DU Photos: January 2013

Member photos of the day from the month of January

Favorite DU Photos: December 2012

Member photos of the day from the month of December

Favorite DU Photos: November 2012

Member photos of the day from the month of November

Favorite DU Photos: October 2012

Member photos of the day from the month of October

2012 DU Logo Pumpkin Carving Contest: Top Five

After several days of voting, DU Facebook fan Jody Hildreth won the 2012 DU Logo Pumpkin Carving Contest with a fantastic Ducks Unlimited wood duck carving.

Favorite DU Photos: September 2012

Member photos of the day from the month of September

Favorite DU Photos: August 2012

Member photos of the day from the month of August

Favorite DU Photos: June 2012

Favorite selections from DU's Member Photos of the Day for the month of June.

Favorite DU Photos: May 2012

Member photos of the day from the month of May

DU Magazine's Top 10 Covers: Runners-up

DU Magazine Editors selected 10 runners-up following the DU Magazine Cover contest.

Favorite DU Photos: April 2012

Member photos of the day from the month of April

2012 Waterfowl Hunting Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention entries in the 2012 DU Members Photo Contest

2012 Retrievers Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention entries in the 2012 DU Members Photo Contest

2012 Waterfowl Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention entries in the 2012 DU Members Photo Contest

Wetland Gobblers: Turkey Photo Essay

The spring transformation from waterfowl hunter to turkey hunter happens in a whirlwind of lightweight camouflage and bug spray.The tactics are significantly different, but waterfowl hunters may find themselves in familiar habitats.

Favorite DU Photos: March 2012

Member photos of the day from the month of March

Photo Essay: Sunrise from the Duck Blind

Witnessing the sunrise from the duck blind is something waterfowlers enjoy on a regular basis. For some, it's why they head to the blind on rain-soaked or frigid mornings.

Favorite DU Photos: February 2012

Member photos of the day from the month of February.

Favorite DU Photos: January 2012

Member photos of the day from the month of January

Favorite DU Photos: December 2011

Member photos of the day from the month of December

Favorite DU Photos: November 2011

Member photos of the day from the month of November

Favorite DU Photos: October 2011

Member photos of the day from the month of October

Great Habitat to Honor a Great Leader: Hazard Campbell

On September 29, nearly 100 people from across the continent met in Saskatchewan's Thickwood Hills region to dedicate Ducks Unlimited's Diehl Project to Hazard Campbell, of Buffalo, New York, one of DU's most ardent and influential supporters.

Favorite DU Photos: September 2011

Member photos of the day from the month of September

Blue-winged magic

By Labor Day, large flights of teal are on the move, riding the cool winds of early cold fronts. For waterfowl hunters, the appearance of these swift little ducks is a welcome harbinger of autumn following a long, hot summer. These early migrants are many waterfowler's first opportunities of the season.

Secrets for Early Geese

Hunting resident Canada geese during the early season can be feast or famine. Great opportunities exist for goose hunters who are willing to do the work necessary to put themselves on the X. See 10 tips from members of the Avery Outdoors pro staff that will help you bag more geese now and later in the season.

5 Tips for Early Season Ducks

These five tips, from hunting locations to shooting, will help you improve your waterfowling hunts.

Favorite DU Photos: August 2011

Member Photos of the Day from the month of August

Tips for Hunting Early Teal

While weather and local habitat conditions will affect where and when bluewings will be available, the following teal-hunting tips will help you make the most of your hunting opportunities when these fast-flying little ducks blow into your area.

DU Featured Photo

Featured photo for the week of August 8.

Favorite DU Photos: July 2011

Member Photos of the Day from the month of July

DU in Afghanistan: Quack Nasty!

The recent "Show Us Your Duck Head" contest, hosted on DU's Facebook page, proved that the DU logo is painted, tattooed and stuck to more than trucks and boats. One submission stood out above all the rest, and not only dominated the final voting, but aroused curiosity throughout both the organization and on Facebook—An AH-64 Apache helicopter dubbed "Quack Nasty."

Favorite DU Photos: June 2011

Member Photos of the Day from the month of June

Photo Essay: Mating Games

Courtship flights are an important part of waterfowl breeding. These acrobatic displays determine pair bonds, which create the next generation of waterfowl.

Favorite DU Photos: April 2011

Our favorite Photos of the Day from the month of March 2011. Featured in the April 2011 Ducks Unlimited E-newsletter.

Picture Perfect

Stunning images from the winners of our 2nd annual Ducks Unlimited magazine photo contest

2011 Honorable Mention Hunting Entries

Enjoy the Honorable Mention entries from the Waterfowl Hunting category in the 2nd Annual DU Member Photo Contest for 2011.

2011 Honorable Mention Retriever Entries

Enjoy the Honorable Mention entries from the Retriever category in the 2nd Annual DU Member Photo Contest for 2011.

2011 Honorable Mention Waterfowl Entries

Enjoy the Honorable Mention entries from the Waterfowl category in the 2nd Annual DU Member Photo Contest for 2011.

Photo Essay: Spring on the Prairies

A look at what breeding waterfowl will find as they return to the Duck Factory (by Chris Jennings)

Favorite DU Photos: March 2011

Our favorite Photos of the Day from the month of March 2011. Featured in the April 2011 Ducks Unlimited E-newsletter.

Photo Essay: Nesting Habitat

Experience the images waterfowl face when they arrive on the prairies this year

Photo Essay: Sunrises

A photographic display of the stunning scenery that comes with waterfowl hunting

Photo Essay: The Spectacular Wood Duck

A photographic tribute to one of the world's most colorful ducks

Ducks Unlimited Photo Essay Archive

Visual essays featuring photographs from professional photographers, DU members and hunting enthusiasts across North America.

Photo Essay: The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

From vintage guns and boats to calls and decoys, one of the largest collections of classic waterfowling gear and one of the best places to learn about waterfowling history is the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Favorite DU Photos: February 2011

Our favorite Photos of the Day from the month of February 2011. Featured in the March 2011 Ducks Unlimited E-newsletter.

Photo Essay: Kids Afield

A photographic celebration of children learning and enjoying the sport of hunting

Photo Essay: Wonders of the White Goose

A photographic tribute to North America's magnificent light geese

Favorite DU Photos: January 2011

Our favorite Photos of the Day from the month of January 2011. Featured in the February 2011 DU E-newsletter.

Photo Essay: Retrievers

A photographic tribute to our favorite hunting companions from the 2013-2014 waterfowl season

Favorite DU Photos: December 2010

Our favorite Photos of the Day from the month of December 2010. Featured in the January 2011 DU E-newsletter.

Photo Essay: Waterfowl Feathers

Enjoy the vibrance and beauty of waterfowl feathers

Photo Essay: Green is Golden

The mallard is North America's most widely-distributed and popular waterfowl species, highly coveted by waterfowlers.

Photo Essay: Wetland Whitetails

DU's work also benefits more than just waterfowl. Learn more about one of North America's most popular game animals - whitetail deer.

Favorite DU Photos: November 2010

Ducks Unlimited member photos of the day from the month of November 2010

Photo Essay: Waterfowl Bands

Learn more about the importance of waterfowl bands

Favorite DU Photos: October 2010

Ducks Unlimited member photos of the day from the month of October 2010. Featured in the November 2010 DU E-Newsletter.

Photo Essay: Canvasbacks

The canvasback is known as the king of ducks. Highly regarded by waterfowl hunters for their size and table fare, canvasback numbers steeply declined late in the 19th century. Wetland conservation is vital for the rebounding population of "King Cans."
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