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A DU licensee for 26 years, Barton Cotton, has designed another collection of Christmas and general holiday cards for you.
The middle of the season is possibly the most challenging time for waterfowl hunters. During this period, ducks and geese are notorious for skirting decoy spreads, ignoring calls, and in some cases, simply disappearing. Here are some useful tips from three avid hunters to help solve the riddle that is mid-season waterfowl hunting.
DU Magazine | Close-Range Canadas
There is no question that a goose call in the hands of a savvy caller is a valuable tool. To some seasoned veterans, accomplished calling ranks second in importance only to setting up where the geese want to be. But there are several other considerations that factor into the equation. Over time, a goose hunter learns to take care of the little things. So we contacted four pros, all well schooled in the ways of the Canada goose, and asked them to share their expertise.
Gear Up | November Gear Guide
Decoys are the quintessential icon of waterfowl hunters, from hand-carved blocks to the newest variation of injection-molded, fully-flocked spread. From floaters to full bodies, decoy improvements over the years are a testament to technology and waterfowling ingenuity. The DU E-Newsletter Editorial Team has selected various decoys based on individual hunting situations. Enjoy!
Retriever Training | Facing Distractions
Mike Stewart, Wildrose Kennels, explains how to keep your retriever's focus when facing distractions in the field. This training techinque is something that can be done any time of year and in any situation.
WF360 | Retriever Photo Contest Winner
Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to the Waterfowl 360 Retriever Photo Contest. Our judges chose the five finalists and DU supporters voted for the winner. After five days of voting, the winner is Deb Anderson. Congratulations, Deb!
Special thanks to Winchester Ammunition for sponsoring the photo contest and supplying an excellent prize package. Be ready for our next photo contest, which starts November 7!
Decoy Setup Tips | Finding the Easiest Approach
"Double Up" for the Ducks
Ducks Unlimited is asking duck hunters and other waterfowl enthusiasts to "double up for the ducks" by purchasing two federal duck stamps this year. "The federal duck stamp has been an important tool in waterfowl habitat conservation for 77 years, but its ability to purchase and conserve important waterfowl habitat has been greatly diminished by inflation and rising land prices," DU CEO Dale Hall said.
DU News | Recent Headlines
2011 Federal Duck Stamp Contest Winner Selected
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minnesota, as the winner of the 2011 Federal Duck Stamp Contest. This marks the fourth time he has won the Federal Duck Stamp Contest. "I was surprised and excited to win," Hautman said. His artwork, an acrylic painting of a single wood duck, will be made into the 2012-2013 Federal Duck Stamp, which will go on sale in July 2012.
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