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Become a Better Caller this Season

10 Important Reasons for Season Preparation Duck and goose calling takes practice and knowledge. The practice part is on you, but we will provide the essential know-how to improve your calling prowess. Below is a collection of tips and tactics on duck and goose calling from callers throughout the country that could change the way you hunt.

10 Tips from Top Callers »
8 Calls Every Hunter Must Master »
7 Deadly Duck Calling Mistakes »
Calling All Geese »

November Gear Guide

Gear GuideDocument the hunt

The DU Newsletter editorial team selected several gear pieces that may help you to improve the images and video you work hard to capture from the duck blind.

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7 Tactics for Public Ducks

DU Magazine Wade Bourne shares his secrets for hunting public waterfowling areas

Managed public lands typically attract plenty of ducks. They also draw large numbers of hunters. Here are seven surefire strategies to help you bag more birds on these come-one, come-all waterfowl hunting areas.

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3rd Annual DU Logo Pumpkin Carving Contest Winner

Congrats to DU Facebook fan Trec Reed!

After several days of voting, DU Facebook fan Trec Reed won the 3rd Annual DU Logo Pumpkin Carving Contest with a fantastic Ducks Unlimited logo and retriever carving. The contest ran from Oct. 15-31 and was sponsored by Avery Outdoors. Prizes were for Top 10 and Top 5, with the Grand Prize DU Logo Pumpkin receiving a 45-quart Yeti Cooler featuring the DU logo.

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Winner » | Top 10 » | Runners Up »

Migration: Fall Flight Moves into the U.S.

Hard freeze in Prairie Canada expected

Marshes and potholes on the Canadian prairies are freezing up tight, and as an even stronger cold front pushes across the region this weekend, remaining waterfowl concentrated on deeper waters should also begin to move south.
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Ducks Unlimited Migration Map: Follow the Migration

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Mississippi Flyway »  |  Atlantic Flyway »  |  Pacific Flyway »

Beards for Conservation

Put your razor away this season!

In just over a month, more than 6,500 hunters and conservationists have put down their razors in support of DU's conservation mission! Beards are growing, awareness of DU's conservation priorities is increasing and great prizes are being given away on Facebook. If you haven't signed up yet, now's the time! It's fun, simple and free.

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DU News: Recent Headlines

DU NewsDU encouraged by Jewell's emphasis on value of national parks, wildlife refuges

In the wake of the government shutdown, Ducks Unlimited is encouraged that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is speaking out about the value of our public lands. Jewell hosted a luncheon at the National Press Club this afternoon to discuss the importance of these resources.

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More Headlines

Story of Survival

A variety of factors affect the longevity of ducks and geese. Photo: Gary Kramer

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Federal Duck Stamp Art Chosen

Adam Grimm of Burbank, S.D., was the winner of the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Art Competition.

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Photo Essay: The Northern Pintail

Elegance and grace represented

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In this issue
  • Become a Better Caller
  • November Gear Guide
  • 7 Tactics for Public Ducks
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest Winner
  • Beards for Conservation
  • Better Waterfowling, Retriever Tips
  • Waterfowl Recipe
  • ... 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 October.

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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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DU Member Benefit

DU Holiday Cards – It's not too late!

There's still time to order your DU Christmas, general holiday cards and fun gifts: holiday puzzles, ornaments and note card sets.

DU Partners

View the entire line of holiday cards and gifts today!

DU-TV Better Waterfowling Tip

Learn how to build a quality temporary blind

Wade Bourne, DU Magazine editor-at-large, describes his tactics for creating a temporary blind. He details a few items he brings with him to create or manage these blinds no matter the hunting situation.

DU-TV Better Waterfowling Tip

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Retriever Training

Maneuvering decoys

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels provides tips for teaching your dog to maneuver decoy spreads. Introducing them to different decoy configurations now will allow the dog to feel more comfortable in the field.

Retriever Training Tip

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Winchester Blind Side Dream Hunt

Enter to win

Retriever Training Tip

Waterfowl Recipe

Roast Duck Done Right, by Scott Leysath

Waterfowl Recipe

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