Ducks Unlimited - World Leader in Wetlands and Waterfowl ConservationDucks Unlimited Newsletter: March 2008

  • Tips for Storing Your Hunting Gear
  • Snow Goose Decoy Strategies
  • DU Recognizes Top 100 Fund-raising Chapters
  • DU in D.C. Update
  • DU Partnerships
  • Sweet Heat Original BBQ sauce

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Tips for Storing Your Hunting Gear

Avoid off-season storage nightmares

Adding a method to the madness

Tips for storing your hunting gear.Waterfowl hunters tend to collect large amounts of gear quickly, and as years pass, garages and sheds begin to overflow. Storage is a main concern for hunters, and not only finding the right place to store gear, but correctly storing for the off season helps avoid headaches come fall.

These quick tips will organize and maximize storage capabilities, along with minimizing the work needed as the season approaches.

Read these tips!

Hunting Tips

Light Goose Decoying Strategies

Decoy tips for snow geeseLight geese are notorious for having “commitment issues” with any decoy spread. Seeming to understand a shotgun's maximum range, they drift left or right just beyond shooters' capabilities. Being a successful Spring-goose hunter means having the ability and knowledge to get geese in close.

Use these 10 helpful tactics to get birds to lock-on decoys, and stay locked-on.

Read the 10 Snow Goose Decoy tips!

Latest News

Ducks Unlimited Recognizes Top 100 Fund-raising Chapters

The President’s Top 100 are among Ducks Unlimited’s elite chapters throughout the nation. Every year this list is reserved for the 100 chapters that raise the most grassroots dollars for DU's habitat conservation work. The following local DU chapters have earned a spot on the President’s Top 100 list.

“These volunteers have made an extraordinary effort to focus on raising a substantial amount of money for conservation this year, and Ducks Unlimited thanks them," said Bruce Lewis, president, Ducks Unlimited.

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DU in D.C.

Ducks Unlimited Public Policy Update

March is roaring in like a lion for DU in the nation's capital. The Farm Bill debate rolls on, and conservation continues to be on the chopping block as lawmakers in Congress and members of the Administration try to negotiate an acceptable bill. Congress and DU staff will also be acting on the President's $42.6 million request for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.

Click here to read the full update.

DU Partnerships

SportDOG Brand® Announces Partnership with Ducks Unlimited

SportDogSportDOG Brand, the world’s largest manufacturer of electronic sporting dog training products, has entered into a national partnership with Ducks Unlimited. As an officially licensed product sponsor, SportDOG Brand will brand its WetlandHunter® series of product packaging with the DU logo and donate portions of each WetlandHunter product sale to DU.

SportDOG Brand is a division of Radio Systems Corporation. SportDOG electronic training products include remote training collars, bark-control collars, beeper collars and in-ground fence systems. For more information, visit


Featured Recipe: Sweet Heat Original BBQ sauce

The real difference in this recipe is the DU seasoning and our Sweet Heat Original BBQ sauce! Try it at your next DU Hunt & Home fund-raising party or at home with family and friends!

6 servings

Rub meat with DU Lemon-Lime Pepper Seasoning. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown meat evenly on both sides. Transfer to a lightly greased baking dish and toss with onion.

Pour beef broth over, cover and place in a 375 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and check for doneness. Meat should pull apart easily. If not, return to the oven (you might also need to add some more beef broth, just enough for about a one-half inch layer in the dish) and bake for 30 minutes more.

Once done, allow meat to cool and shred with a knife or just pull apart with fingers. Combine DU Sweet Heat Original Barbecue Mix with beer and let stand for a few minutes. Return shredded meat to baking dish, toss with barbecue sauce, cover and heat for 20 minutes.

To make sandwiches, place a portion of the shredded meat on the bottom of the bun. Top with coleslaw and serve.

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