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• Top Duck Destinations

• June Gear Guide

• Ways of the Wigeon

• Favorite Member

• Pairing Flights

• Video: Waterfowl
   Migration Habitat

• DU TV Shows Online

• Member Tip

• DU Events

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Favorite Member Photos
May selections

We've picked our favorite member "Photos of the Day" from the month of May for our monthly slideshow.
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DU Events
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Facebook Contest | 
Show Us Your Duck Head!

"Quack Nasty"
Winning entry submitted by Wade Etherton

DU supporters have been known to show our logo in some pretty unique places. We asked our Facebook fans to show us the creative places where they've displayed their duck heads in our "Show Us Your Duck Head" Facebook contest, and they didn't let us down! The above photo was the overall contest winner. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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Member Tip
Line Guide

Very few decoy manufacturers have successfully addressed the issue of adjusting decoy line for variable water depths. I solved this problem by attaching a metal shower curtain ring on the keels of my decoys. Alternatively, large fishing swivels can be used for the same purpose. When you set your decoys, simply unwrap line off the keel to the desired depth, open the curtain ring, place the line inside the ring and snap it shut. This will prevent any more line than is necessary from coming off the keel.

–Lance Crawford
Delano, Texas

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Estate Planning

Did you know approximately 70 percent of Americans do not have a will? Planning your estate is easier than you think. Ducks Unlimited's Gift Planning department is available to help you in any possible way, short of replacing your attorney or advisors. The new Wills Planner feature on our Gift Legacy website provides the opportunity for you to create an account and go step-by-step through the process of planning your will, saving you both time and money with your attorney. The information is securely stored and always available to you and your advisors. Our publication, A Guide to Wills & Trusts, offers the same information as the online Wills Planner. Simply answer the questions in this booklet and take your answers with you to your attorney's office to aid in the estate planning process. A Guide to Wills & Trusts can be sent to you electronically or mailed.

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Top Duck Destinations

Plan your fall adventure now

Duck hunters are strategists. They are field generals within their craft who focus on the minute details of every hunt. June is the time of year when waterfowlers sit in garages, porches and backyards, plotting an event months into the future. If you are dreaming of frigid temperatures and feather-filled mornings, it's time to begin planning a special hunt. This feature provides a regional breakdown, based on a desired species, to help you plot your first move of the 2011-12 waterfowl season.

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Gear Up | June Gear Guide

Boats and Boating Accessories

Hunting from a boat provides waterfowlers with endless opportunities, but it also adds a degree of danger and difficulty. Preparedness and quality equipment are of the utmost importance. Summer is a great time to get your waterfowl rig set up for the coming season, so the
E-newsletter Editorial Team has selected a few items that can help get every boat-minded waterfowler ready for fall.

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DU Magazine | Ways of the Wigeon

These fascinating ducks have many characteristics and behaviors that set them apart

Click here to read more from DU MagazineWell known to waterfowlers for their erratic yet agile flight and raucous whistling, American wigeon have many attributes that make them a pleasure to observe and hunt. These medium-size dabblers are widely distributed throughout North America, but are not especially abundant anywhere except in certain migration and wintering areas. According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) estimates, wigeon ranked eighth in abundance in 2010 behind mallards, blue-winged teal, scaup, shovelers, pintails, green-winged teal and gadwalls, respectively.

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Waterfowl Biology | Mating Games

On the breeding grounds, courtship flights are an amazing display of color and acrobatic flying

Ducks display acrobatic, visually stunning activities as they select this season's mate. While this activity appears to be playful, it's an annual event that's serious business. Witness these waterfowl rituals in this collection of courtship flight images.

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Featured Video | Waterfowl Migration Habitat

DU plays an integral role in conserving waterfowl migration habitat in the Nebraska Rainwater Basin.

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Featured Video | DU TV

2010 season episodes now online

Miss an episode from the 2010 season of DU TV? Catch up online. And be sure to join DU TV in June on the Outdoor Channel for the upcoming 2011 season!

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DU News | Recent Headlines
DU News John Newman Elected 41st Ducks Unlimited President at National Convention in Québec, Canada

Ducks Unlimited welcomed longtime volunteer and Louisiana resident John Newman as its 41st president at DU's national convention in Québec City, Canada, last week. Newman succeeds John Pope, who now serves as chairman of the board.
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Goose Enchilada Roll-Ups

submitted by Keith Frey

  • 4 boneless skinless goose breasts
  • 4 ounces whole green chiles
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 4 teaspoons chopped black olives
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 envelope enchilada seasoning mix
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (16-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
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