Ducks Unlimited - World Leader in Wetlands and Waterfowl ConservationDucks Unlimited Newsletter: October 2007

  • Follow the Ducks this Season
  • Shortcuts to Duck ID
  • Farm Bill Update
  • Waterfowl Hunters Party
  • DU TV: Upcoming Episodes
  • Special Partner Offers
  • Recipe: Manitoba Potatoes

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Migration Central

Follow the Ducks this Season

Ducks Unlimited is helping answer the all-important question on the minds of waterfowl hunters this time of year:

Where are the ducks?

In September, DU launClick here for the migration and hunting reports map.ched the all new waterfowl migration map. This interactive map allows Web site visitors to report on waterfowl concentrations in their area. It also allows users to submit hunting reports based on their experiences in the field.

This week, DU launched the Hunting Reports Map. This map is similar to the migration map, but features reports submitted exclusively by Avery Outdoor Pro-staffers. Each week, the pro-staffers will provide updates on a variety of topics, such as hunting success, weather and water conditions, migration patterns and other valuable information hunters need to know. Special thanks to Avery Outdoors for providing this important resource to DU supporters.

We hope these maps will make your preparations easier and your next trip to the blind more successful.

Waterfowl Migration Map | Hunting Reports Map

Waterfowl ID

Shortcuts to Duck ID
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Hunters must observe several things when trying to identify ducks. Differences in size, shape, plumage patterns, colors, wingbeat, flocking behavior, voice and habitat all help separate one species from another.

Learn more about these differences and increase your Waterfowl IQ for your next trip to the field.

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Latest News

Ducks Unlimited staff meets with Senior Senate Agriculture Committee staff to discuss Farm Bill

Several DU staff sat down with the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee Tom Harkin (Iowa) recently to discuss the current state of the farm bill in the U.S. Senate. The news that came out of the meeting was mixed for conservation. The latest draft of the bill showed slight gains for conservation, but still left a hole of more than $5.5 billion for the bill.

Read Full Story | Contact Your Senators

Waterfowl Hunters Party

Attention Waterfowl Hunters!

Are you an avid hunter? If so, you don’t want to miss the next Waterfowl Hunters Party.

Avid sportsmen will find plenty of hunting gear at these popular Ducks Unlimited fund-raising events, including firearms, Avery blinds, and more than 60 dozen Greenhead Gear decoys at each event. Wear camouflage to the party, and you’ll be eligible to win a Benelli Nova 12-gauge Max-4 camo shotgun.

Click here to watch video.

Tickets won’t be sold at the door, but can be purchased online at

More Info | Find an Event in Your Area


Don't Miss DU TV this Weekend

Ducks Unlimited recently launched an all-new season of Ducks Unlimited Television on the VERSUS network. Tune in for action-packed waterfowling trips across the continent, plus tips and tactics that even seasoned waterfowlers can use.

On Friday, host Marc Pierce's last show goes off in style, aDU TVs he and cohort Jared Brown join a passel of DU volunteers for some big-water hunting off the coasts of Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Don't miss the action Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, DU President Jim Hulbert and Executive Vice President Don Young join Jared Brown for a mid-January shoot on Washington's Columbia River Basin. Cold weather is no match for this high-powered group.

Tune in Saturday at 12:00 p.m. on the VERSUS network.

2007 Season Schedule

DU Partnerships

DU Wader Shirt by Whitewater®

Whitewater®, the leader in strategic hunting apparel and the official technical camo clothing of Ducks Unlimited® offers their new DU Wader Shirt. The DU Wader Shirt will quickly become your favorite and most comfortable duck hunting shirt. The Wader Shirt features Maximum WindBlocker® and DWR (Durable Water Repellency) protection in camo on the top, with Micro-fleece comfort and breathability on the bottom in brown. It is easy to tuck into your waders and fits better than anything in your closet. Quarter-zip neck with a fleece-lined collar for all day comfort.

DU Wader Shirt features:

• 100% WindBlocker® protection on chest, shoulders and arms
• Micro-fleece lining and lower section for tucking into waders
• Quarter-zip closure
• Colors: Teak/MAX-4
• Sizes: M – 2XL

Click here for information on where you can buy the DU Wader Shirt.

Barton Cotton

2007 DU Holiday Cards - Now Available!

Click to order!Barton-Cotton has been DU’s Holiday Card partner for 21 years ~ and the 2007 collection of DU Holiday Cards is ready for you!

View our great selection of Holiday Cards and order yours today!

View all Holiday Cards and order today!

With every order you receive:

* 25 FREE personalized return-address labels
* 25 FREE decorative holiday seals for your envelopes
Click to order!* FREE Imprinting with your purchase of 3 boxes or more.

Your purchase will support Ducks Unlimited's wetlands and waterfowl conservation mission.

Click here to order today!

Hunt & Home™ Wild Game Recipe

Manitoba Potatoes

Supporters who meet Ducks Unlimited for the first time at a Hunt & Home party want to do two things: join DU and try the DU Manitoba Wild Game Seasoning.

The DU membership and their interest in volunteering are the primary goal of the Hunt & Home parties. But the Manitoba Wild Game seasoning is the “wow” factor! This seasoning works with everything; on your game, steaks, chops, poultry or fish. And it transforms an everyday potato into something to talk about at the table!

For more details about how to get involved with Hunt & Home Parties go to

Manitoba Potatoes

These are so easy you will want to serve at all your meals. Try them at your hunting camp, dinner parties, cookouts or simple, quick side dish for the kids.

Serves 2-4

• 2 tablespoons of oil
• 1 tablespoon of DU Manitoba Wild Game Seasoning
• 4 to 6 small red potatoes, sliced into medallions

Mix oil and seasoning in large bowl or plastic bag. Add potatoes and coat well. Place the potatoes flat on a cookie sheet, try lining the pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Broil about 6-7 minutes, until browned. For crispier potatoes, brown the other side for another 6-7 minutes.

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