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Weather-Driven Decoy Tactics

Five decoy strategies and when to use them

Changing conditions means that one decoy strategy may not be the best option day in and day out. Modifying decoy spreads based on weather conditions mimics lifelike waterfowl behavior and may improve your odds. These five expert tips will allow you to know when, and how, to give your decoys a new look.

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December Gear Guide

Waterfowler's Wishlist

This year's holiday gear guide is a combination of waterfowling gear suitable for a variety of hunting styles and situations. Find something for the waterfowler or retriever on your list this season.

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Ultimate Goose Hunting Guide

Take your Canada goose hunting to the next level with these 40 tips on calling, decoys, strategies, and shooting

Over the years, Canada goose hunting has become a highly specialized sport. It takes a combination of hunting savvy, good equipment, and persistent effort to consistently outwit these challenging game birds. Here are 40 tips from some of the nation's top Canada goose hunting experts to help you bag more geese this season.

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Deadline: Friday, December 5

Donate to DU and choose your gift!

Make a year-end donation to Ducks Unlimited and choose from several gift packages as our token of thanks. While you have until December 31 to make a tax-deductible gift for 2014, you must respond by December 5 in order to guarantee delivery of your gifts by Christmas. Please give today and make a difference.

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Beards for Conservation

Put your razor away this season!

This fall, thousands of hunters and conservationists have given their razors a rest in support of DU's 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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Waterfowl Migration Map

Ducks Unlimited Migration Map: Follow the Migration Waterfowl migration ebbs and flows as weather changes

The 2014–2015 waterfowl migration took several quick leaps through November as frigid temperatures forced waterfowl from northern latitudes. Late November, many southern states began their seasons and waterfowl have begun to distribute throughout the mid-latitude and traditional wintering areas. Stay up-to-date as winter weather continues to push ducks and geese south. Find migration reports in your area!

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DU News: Recent Headlines

DU NewsDuck Stamp Act of 2014 passes Senate, awaits president's signature

In a major win for wetlands and waterfowl conservation, the U.S. Senate passed the Duck Stamp Act of 2014. This critically important conservation legislation increases the cost of the federal duck stamp from $15 to $25, and now awaits President Obama's signature.

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Q&A with Scott Leysath

DU magazine's Cooking columnist discusses preparing, seasoning, and cooking waterfowl

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Duck Salad

Aquatic plants are a vital food source for many species of waterfowl
Photo: Hans Hillewaert

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America's River Initiative

Conserving America's most iconic waterway
Photo: Ducks Unlimited

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In this issue
  • Weather-Driven Decoy Tactics
  • Gear Guide: Waterfowler's Wishlist
  • Ultimate Goose Hunting Guide
  • Deadline: December 5
  • Q&A with the Sporting Chef
  • ... and more

Favorite Member Photos

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

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Waterfowl 360

The ultimate waterfowling resource!


DU TV Field Notes

Open-water decoy spreads

Captain Bob Wetherald of Maryland's Mid River Guide Service talks about setting decoys for diving ducks and sea ducks in open water.

DU TV Field Notes

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Retriever Training

Using a lead in the blind

Using a lead in the blind may alleviate simple mistakes made by a young retriever and steady him for future hunts. Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels explains an effective way to do this.

Retriever Training Tip

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DU Member Benefit

There's still time to order DU 2014 Holiday Cards & Gifts!

Choose from a wide selection of cards and gift items. Save time and customize your greetings with our personalization options—and get low flat-rate shipping on every order!

DU Holiday Cards

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Corporate Partner Spotlight

DU Partners

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Waterfowl Recipe

Roast Duck Done Right

Waterfowl Recipe

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