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Surefire Teal Hunting Tactics

Improve your early teal hunts this year

Teal-tastic TacticsFollowing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed increase in teal daily bag limits and possession limits, many hunters celebrated the thought of increased opportunities. Waterfowlers in teal migration and wintering areas may need to touch up on their teal tactics to ensure early season success.

8 Strategies for Early Teal » Kick the Season Off with Teal »
Teal, We Meet Again » Texas Teal & Trout »
Teal Time » Video: Blue-winged Teal Tactics »

July Gear Guide

July is a great month to take stock of gear items and equipment you may need to replace. The DU Newsletter editorial team has found several new items for boats, dogs and the waterfowl hunter. Gear Guide

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DU makes NASCAR debut at Daytona International Speedway

Tony Stewart takes second place in Bass Pro, DU car

Ducks Unlimited thanked Bass Pro Shops and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart for a great second-place finish at Daytona International Speedway during the Coke Zero 400. Thanks to a partnership with Bass Pro Shops, Stewart's No. 14 Sprint Cup car was wrapped with DU's logo to create exposure for its conservation mission. Stewart, the 2012 winner of the Coke Zero 400, raced under the lights at Daytona, finishing behind race winner Jimmie Johnson.

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The Ultimate Duck Dinner

The Sporting Chef, Scott Leysath, shares his menu for the perfect summer feast

Preparing the "ultimate" duck dinner can be a daunting task unless the menu is both user-friendly and delicious. My fantasy meal is not complicated and does not require any special equipment or obscure ingredients. Much of the work can be done well in advance, leaving a few finishing touches for the time when guests arrive.

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DU News: Recent Headlines

DU NewsHouse fails to pass 2013 Farm Bill

In an unexpected outcome, the House of Representatives' final vote on the 2013 Farm Bill was 195-234. The vote fell far short of the 218 required for passage.

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Preserving Our Prairies

A new DU initiative is working to save North America's most important habitats for breeding ducks

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Photo Essay: The Gadwall

North America's most inconspicuous dabbling duck Photo:

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Duckling Survival

A variety of factors influence how many young ducks fly south each fall Photo: Ducks Unlimited

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In this issue
  • Surefire Teal Hunting Tactics
  • July Gear Guide
  • The Ultimate Duck Dinner
  • Preserving Our Prairies
  • DU NASCAR Debut
  • DU-TV is Back
  • ... and more

Favorite Member Photos

Member Photos Check out our editors' favorite selections from DU's Member Photos of the Day for the month of June.

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Corporate Partner Spotlight

Leading companies, corporations and brands recognize Ducks Unlimited as the leader in wetlands conservation and one of the largest and best membership organizations in the world.

DU Partners

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Duck Calling Tip

Fast Feed Call

Butch Richenback, founder of RNT Calls, teaches how to speed up your feeding call. Learn the basic feed call, all the way to a more advance feeding chuckle.

Duck Calling Tip

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DU-TV is Back

Your waterfowl season begins here!

DU-TV returns this summer on the Outdoor Channel with host Field Hudnall.

DU-TV 2013 Season Preview

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State of the Ducks

Videos from the DU National Convention

As we face daunting challenges for waterfowl across the North American landscape, Ducks Unlimited has a plan to ensure a strong future for ducks and geese and their wetland habitats, as well as the people who enjoy and depend on them.

Videos from the DU National Convention

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Waterfowl Recipe

Marinades and Rubs, by Scott Leysath

Waterfowl Recipe

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