In This Issue

• Spring Snows

• Chapter Spotlight:
  Indy Sponsor Chapter

• Partner Spotlights

• February Gear Guide

• Chipotle Duck Burgers

...and more

Favorite Member Photos
Check out our selections for the past month

We've picked our favorite member photos of the day from January for our monthly slideshow. This month we feature some great shots of beautiful scenery and your favorite retrievers!

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View the monthly member photo slideshow

Chapter Spotlight
Indy Sponsor Chapter

When the governor, two past presidents of DU and the current president of DU all plan to attend your sponsor event, you want to pull out all the stops. And that's just what the Indianapolis sponsor chapter of DU did for its second annual Indy sponsor event, held in late January.

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Member Tip
Till Dark

When hunting snow geese, scouting is the most important factor determining success or failure. Many hunters go out in the mid-afternoon, find a field full of geese, and decide to set up there the next morning. However, the geese may clean out the grain on the field before sunset and move on. Consequently, watch geese until they leave the field to roost at dark. In the morning, they will always return to the place where they fed last.

–Pete Ressler,
Bismarck, North Dakota

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Tax Windfall for Waterfowl
Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts

The Charitable IRA Rollover gift is available again this year. For gifts during calendar year 2011, the opportunity has been extended to December 31, 2011. Please let us know if we can assist you in making this tax-smart gift to help the ducks!

Take advantage of the extended IRA Charitable Tax Rollover program today!

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Partner Spotlights | Enhance DU Corporate Partner
Enhance Brand Dog Food
challenges every dog owner to make a difference for tomorrow's wetlands. Enhance and Ducks Unlimited are working together to ensure that dogs and dog owners have wild places to enjoy. See more at


Now Is the Time for Spring Snows

Click here to read more of the feature storyThey're smart, hard to decoy and will humble even the savviest of waterfowl hunters, but those who pursue spring snow geese know that the end result is worth the effort. If you've never taken in a day of decoying snows, blues or Ross's geese as they wing northward on the heels of a retreating winter, maybe this is the year to see what you've been missing.

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Gear Up | February Gear Guide

As February's winter weather sweeps across the nation, many waterfowl hunters begin placing decoys into storage. Then there are light goose hunters. It's a new breed of waterfowler, determined to take one last shot and contribute to a conservation cause. The E-newsletter editorial team has chosen a few items that can improve any snow goose hunter's success rates this spring.

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DU Magazine | A Duck's-Eye View

Federal conservation programs are helping DU create healthier landscapes for waterfowl in the Great Lakes region

Click here to read more from DU MagazineWaterfowl winging their way across North America have a unique perspective that is hard to image?unless you're a small aircraft pilot. Flying at several hundred?or thousand?feet high, waterfowl can easily identify and evaluate the landscape below as they seek food resources and safe resting areas. Ducks Unlimited biologists keep this perspective in mind as they plan and implement conservation projects for waterfowl, knowing that ducks, geese, and swans need a mix of habitat types in fairly close proximity to meet their biological needs.

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Featured Video | "F5 Buried in Snows"

This video from Habitat Flats provides an excellent example of spring snow goose hunting, and the passionate hunters who chase these magnificent birds.

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DU News | Recent Headlines
DU Celebrates 74th Birthday as World Leader in Waterfowl, Wetlands Conservation

On Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, Ducks Unlimited capped off another momentous year for the world's leader in waterfowl habitat conservation. The organization's vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever has remained the same through the years and is reflected across the country from the Gulf Coast to the Prairie Pothole Region. Read more

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Partner Spotlights | Remington

Remington partnership announced at SHOT

DU Corporate PartnerRemington announced a new partnership with Ducks Unlimited at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade show in Las Vegas, Nev. Ducks Unlimited's Partners Program is all about special partnerships and programs that provide people with new ways to express their love of nature, enhance their trips afield, and support their commitment to sharing nature's rewards with their children, grandchildren and many generations to come.

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Recipe Spotlight
Chipotle Duck Burgers
submitted by Greg Snow

  • 2 boneless, skinless duck breasts, ground
  • 1 boneless pork chop, ground
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle Tabasco sauce
  • ½ teaspoon pork and chicken seasoning, or salt
    and pepper to taste
  • Hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls
Cooking Instructions
  1. Combine the duck, pork Tabasco sauce and seasoning in a bowl.
  2. Mix well. Shape into patties.
  3. Cook the patties on a hot grill until cooked through.
  4. Serve on heated buns and top with lettuce, tomato, onion and hickory barbecue sauce.
  5. Serves 4 to 6.

For more recipes like these, check out The Hunter's Table, the all-new cookbook from Ducks Unlimited. Order your copy of The Hunter's Table at or by calling 1-800-358-0560.

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