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In This Issue

• Waterfowling History

• March Gear Guide

• 10 Great Cities
  for Waterfowlers

• 2010-11 Season

• Action Alert!

• Chapter Spotlight:
  Columbia Chapter

...and more

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Favorite Member Photos
February selections

We've picked our favorite member "Photos of the Day" from the month of February for our monthly slideshow. This month we celebrate the next generation of waterfowlers with some great photos of kids and retrievers.

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View the monthly member photo slideshow

Season Reflections
Facebook: Most Memorable Moments of the 2010-11 Waterfowl Season
We asked our Facebook fans to share their greatest memories from the 2010-11 waterfowl season and the response was overwhelming. Reading DU supporters' fondest memories of this past waterfowl season made us reflect on ours as well. We enjoyed the comments so much that we decided to share them with you.

Here are just a few of our favorite comments. Feel free to share yours.

Chapter Spotlight
Columbia, Mo., DU Chapter

Ask anyone on the Columbia, Mo., DU Chapter committee and they all say the same thing: this chapter knows how to have fun. They will also tell you that fun comes with a ton of hard work, a considerable investment of time and a vibrant passion for DU's mission to put wetlands on the ground and ducks in the air.

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Read more of the Chapter Spotlight

Member Tip
Duck Boxes

This time of year is a great time to get hands-on with conservation. Creating a wood duck box and strategically placing it can draw birds into an area and create a local population. Location and proper maintenance are the keys to successfully assisting wood duck breeding habits in your area.

Learn more about
wood duck boxes »

Partner Spotlight | 
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Read more of the Chapter Spotlight

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Waterfowling History: Tour the Havre de
Grace Decoy Museum

Click here to read more of the feature storyWaterfowl hunting has a long, rich history, which can be traced by the gear used by waterfowlers. As technology changed, waterfowl hunting changed as well. From vintage guns and boats to calls and decoys, one of the largest collections of classic waterfowling gear and one of the best places to learn about waterfowling history is the Havre De Grace Decoy Museum in Havre de Grace, Maryland. As an exclusive DU e-newsletter feature, enjoy a virtual tour of the museum.

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Gear Up | March Gear Guide

While there are many hunters still chasing light geese this time of year, many of us are focused on getting waterfowl hunting gear stored for the summer. As we welcome spring by preparing for summer outdoor activities, the DU E-Newsletter Editorial Team has chosen several products for this month's Gear Guide that will fit into any time of year.

Click here to view the Waterfowl Gear Guide

View the guide »  |  Past gear guides »

DU Magazine | 10 Great Cities for Waterfowlers

Some of the nation's best waterfowling is only a short drive away from these metropolitan areas

Click here to read more from DU MagazineLike most waterfowlers, I live in a big city. It's where my job is. And contrary to the stereotypical notion that large urban areas are lacking in sporting opportunities, it's not too far from some darn good duck hunting.

Many other metropolitan areas are within reasonable driving distances from incredible waterfowling opportunities. Don't be surprised if you find your metropolis among the 10 profiled here (in no particular order) for the great diversity of ducks and geese flying just outside the city limits.

Read more »  |  More DU Magazine features »

Public Policy | Action Alert!
Congress Threatens to Cut Important Conservation Programs

House passes legislative measure that kills key conservation funding

Click here to take action!For more than 20 years, the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) has been fostering private-public partnerships through a non-regulatory, incentive-based program, for the purpose of restoring and conserving wetlands and associated habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife. Since the program's inception, NAWCA has affected more than 26 million acres of habitat. NAWCA is essential to conserving our nation's wetlands and wildlife.

However, this highly cost-effective, bipartisan program is in severe jeopardy. It needs your help.

Read more »  |  Take Action »  |  Watch video » | 
Learn more about NAWCA in your state »

DU News | Recent Headlines
Ducks Unlimited Receives Highest Mark of Distinction in Land Conservation

DU received the highest mark of distinction in land conservation today when the Land Trust Accreditation Commission approved accreditation to both Ducks Unlimited, Inc., and Wetlands America Trust, DU's supporting foundation that raises significant philanthropic gifts and manages DU's endowments and land holdings.
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Partner Spotlight | Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

"2011 Single Barrel Dog of the Year" Contest

"Dog of the Year" ContestJack Daniel's Single Barrel is looking for the Chocolate Lab that best qualifies as the "2011 Single Barrel Dog of the Year." If you think your dog deserves the honor, then write and tell us why in 150 words or less. Entries are due by March 10, 2011.
The winning lab will be the subject for a special painting by noted wildlife artist Jim Killen. Prints of the painting will be used on the inside of gift tins for the 2011 Single Barrel Ducks Unlimited commemorative bottle, and the winner will receive the original signed painting. Click here to register and let us know what makes your Chocolate Lab so special!

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Recipe Spotlight
Duck Kabobs

submitted by Adam Olson

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 jalepeno chiles, chopped (optional)
  • 8 boneless, skinless duck breasts, cut into 1" cubes
Get the full recipe and cooking instructions for this dish.

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