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October 18, 2006 Edition

Hunting Tips & Tactics

Click here to read these 10 tips!10 Tips for Better Duck Calling

By Rod Haydel

Rod Haydel knows ducks - and the secrets to coaxing them into the blind. Check out these 10 simple tips to improve your skills in no time flat!

Don't wait for next season. Put these pointers into practice today and be ready for opening morning!

Read these 10 Tips!

Latest News

National News
Bird Flu Meeting Brings World's Top Influenza and Waterfowl Authorities to the Table

Regional Report
Hurricane Disturbance Rejuvenates Waterfowl Habitat

DU in DC
Popular Wetlands Program Extended


Better Waterfowling Video Tip

Watch Video!Crosswind Decoy Spread

Crosswind decoy spreads can be very easy and effective in the field. DU TV co-host Wade Bourne explains the best way to plan and execute this simple strategy.

Click here to watch video


Waterfowl Trivia

Know Your Ducks

So, you think your waterfowl IQ is pretty sharp? See if you can identify the name of the waterfowl species with following traits:

  • I have a chestnut red head and neck, a black breast, grayish back, black rump, and blackish brown tail (drake).

    What is Your Waterfowl IQ?
  • My iris is bright red in the spring, but duller in the winter.

  • I breed in the prairie pothole region of North America.

  • I historically wintered in the Chesapeake Bay area, but with the recent loss of submerged aquatic vegetation in the bay, my range has shifted south towards the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

Stumped? Click here for the Answer!

Brush up on your Waterfowl IQ in our Waterfowl Gallery!

Wetlands for Tomorrow

The North American Grasslands Conservation Initiative

Click here to read more.The grasslands of North America are the world's best waterfowl breeding habitat. This mix of shallow ponds surrounded by native grasses attracts millions of breeding waterfowl each year. Today, less than one quarter of our original prairie grassland remains, and what is left is under imminent threat of destruction. Despite such dramatic habitat loss, the prairies of North America still provide the most important habitat for nesting waterfowl.

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For over twenty years, Ralph McDonald has been a favorite of Ducks Unlimited supporters. In this image, McDonald has captured an eager young girl waiting for the hunt with her faithful Lab companion by her side. This framed and matted print is signed by the artist and numbered in an edition of 5,000. Image Size: 18" x 22 1/2". Bidding for this item closes on Monday, October 23 at 9 p.m. CDT.

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DU Partnerships

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