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February 2007 Edition

Parting Thoughts on the Season

Farewell 2006-07 Waterfowl Season

by Mike Checkett

Click here to read the full story.Well the 2006-07 waterfowl season is over, save for a few upcoming spring snow goose conservation order hunts. A week has passed and I find myself reflecting on the past five months. I was fortunate this year to hunt in Canada, as well as several states in the U.S. To characterize this season in one word is impossible. However, I can truly say that it was another “great” season.

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President and Key Congressional Members Support Tax Incentives for Land Conservation

President Bush recently announced his proposed 2008 budget would include funding for tax incentives that promote voluntary land conservation. Last August, he signed into law a provision that expanded federal tax incentives for landowners to conserve their land.

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Duck of the Month

Click here for more!Lesser Scaup

Considerably more numerous in North America than greater scaup, and with a much larger breeding range, lesser scaup are the most numerous of our diving ducks.

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NAWCA Needs Your Help!

It’s time to make sure our wetlands and waterfowl get the funding they deserve, and Ducks Unlimited needs you!

As in the past, Ducks Unlimited will be working to ensure that the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) is funded at the highest possible level for the next fiscal year, and we need your help in getting our message to Congress.

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You are Ducks Unlimited’s greatest assets when working with Congress, please let your voice be heard on this and other critical waterfowl issues!

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Hunt & Home™ Wild Game Cooking

Garlic & Herb Roasted Duck

Being a Hunt & Home Advisor proves to be another fun, rewarding volunteer role for all who want to support DU’s mission! When you sign up as an Advisor you get recipes like this one along with tools, ideas and support to have successful Hunt & Home fund-raising parties. Click here for more information and to sign up today!


In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, mustard, garlic and lemon juice, DU Rotisserie Roast Seasoning then whisk together. While whisking vigorously, add olive oil in a thin stream until emulsified. Divide mixture in half. Brush half of the mixture over ducks, cover and refrigerate for 2 to 6 hours, turning ducks often (up to 24 hours is fine). Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place ducks in a roasting pan, breast side up. Bake for 17 to 22 minutes, depending on the size of the duck. Baste with remaining marinade mixture just before removing from oven 417. Internal temperature at the breast should be 130 degrees for medium-rare. Use your DU Meat Thermometer to determine temperature. Let meat rest about 10 minutes before carving or serving whole.

Serving suggestion: Remove duck legs and breasts from the body. Slice breasts diagonally into medallions. Mound DU Pacific Flyway Wild Rice and arrange sliced duck breasts and legs around rice. Drizzle any remaining marinade from the baking pan over the dish.



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