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In This Issue
  • Secrets from the Pros
  • 15 Great Hunting Spots
  • November Gear Guide
  • Chapter Spotlight:
    Gaylord, Mich.

...and more

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Member Tip
Fickle Wind

If you expect the wind to change while you are hunting, try putting out three or four groups of decoys to cover any possible wind change and keep yourself from having to move decoys while the birds are flying.

–Scott Sommerlatte
Lake Jackson, Texas


DU Classifieds

Looking for a great hunt this season? Perhaps a new blind, decoy bag or collectible? Look no further! The DU Classifieds have products and services geared toward all your interests.

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Chapter Spotlight
Gaylord, Mich.

The Gaylord, Mich., DU committee hosted a Sportsman's Night Out (SNO) on Sept. 23 in the hopes of rebuilding a chapter that has lost most of its members in the past few years. Read about their rebuilding efforts.

Read more

Read more about the Gaylord, Mich., Chapter


Giving Back
What is the Feather Society?

The Feather Society is DU's recognition program designed to honor those members and supporters who have included Ducks Unlimited in their estate plans.
Read more about DU's Feather Society
One of the most useful tools for charitable and estate planning is a bequest made in your will or trust. DU has created a "Guide to Wills and Trusts" to assist you with your planning.

Learn more


Partner Spotlight
DU Holiday Cards

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* Year-round note cards
* Ornaments
* Santa jigsaw puzzles

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Feature | The 'Fowl Men

Learn how the pros put birds on the "X"

Click here to read more of the feature story Waterfowl hunting isn't what it used to be. There was a time when you could throw a dozen #5s in your pocket and, armed with 10 mallard decoys, venture out, secure in the knowledge you'd go home with a bird or two. But times have changed. Better calls, better callers, ultra-realistic decoys and nearly invisible blinds have transformed waterfowling from a challenging venture to one that's often frustrating. Still, there are men who take it upon themselves to even the odds when it comes to convincing wary waterfowl that everything is as it should be.

Read more


DU Magazine | 15 Great Places to Hunt

When it comes to planning a waterfowl hunting trip, location is everything

Read more of '15 Great Places to Hunt Waterfowl' from DU Magazine While good waterfowl hunting can be found across this continent from the Arctic to the Everglades, there are certain locations that regularly attract extraordinary numbers of birds. These are the places that waterfowl hunters dream about during the off-season and where many of us hope to hunt at least once in our lives.

Read more


November Waterfowl Gear Guide

Click here to read the Waterfowl Gear Guide The Thanksgiving holiday is on the horizon and waterfowl seasons are in full swing. The November Gear Guide features a few items that will come in handy when the cold north winds blow and the birds are moving south in a hurry. Also make sure to check out the daily gear features on
Opening Day-First Flight.

View the guide


Featured Video | Icy Decoy Placement

Featured video
Wade Bourne and Monty Doyle offer tips for arranging your decoy spreads in icy conditions this winter.


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DU News | Recent Headlines

DU News DU Migration Map tops more than 1.5 million page views


USDA pushing for
more CRP enrollment



New DU projects in California


Migratory bird
habitat bill up for vote



President signs legislation in support of Great Lakes



Partner Spotlight | Lockton Affinity

When you're headed out for the hunt, be sure you're covered

Lockton Affinity, the official DU licensed partner for property and liability insurance, can help DU members hunt with peace of mind with Firearm & Property Insurance. Click here to learn moreWhether lost, damaged or stolen while out on the hunt, this insurance covers your firearms and gear up to $1 million. Serial numbers are not required to secure coverage.

It's also an ideal time to secure coverage for your club or other hunting property. Lockton Affinity's Hunt Club and Recreational Properties Insurance provides coverage for a club's property and equipment, as well as liability for the club and members.

Learn more about the program.



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Recipe Spotlight | Goose Kabobs
submitted by Christopher Dyer of Morrill, Maine

Ingredients
  • 2 goose breasts
  • Fresh vegetables (tomatoes, onions, green peppers, mushrooms)
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Italian salad dressing
Cooking Instructions
  1. Cut goose breasts into stew-meat-sized chunks.
  2. Place meat chunks in container – a zip-top bag, covered dish or vacuum-sealed bag.
  3. Add ½ bottle Italian salad dressing, ¼ cup of Worcestershire sauce and ¼ cup pure maple syrup to container. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Refrigerate mixture for 24 hours.
  5. Cut vegetables for kabobs and preheat grill to medium heat.
  6. Place meat and vegetables on skewers and cook until meat is medium rare.
  7. Serve and enjoy! Note: The marinated meat can be frozen in marinade and taken out a day or so prior to eating. Using a vacuum sealer can speed the marinating process for faster service. Don't overcook the goose!

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