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The Duck Hunter's List

10 things all waterfowlers should do in their lifetime

A lot of folks keep "to do" lists for their adult lives. For some, the list is studded with sincere goals or accomplishments; others compile lists that are more adrenaline charged. But if you are the kind of person who would rather be in a duck blind on a bright November morning than anywhere else, you don't want to jump off a perfectly good bridge anyway. In your world, bungee cords are meant to hold duck boats in pickup beds. Following is a compilation of items that might be included on a duck hunter's "life list" to help you get inspired to start on a list of your own.

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DU Magazine: Snow Goose Guns

Choosing the right shotgun can increase your harvest during the conservation order

DU Magazine The Light Goose Conservation Order is an exciting time for waterfowlers. There are no bag limits, and unplugged shotguns are standard equipment. But simply removing the plug from your firearm and calling it a snow goose gun may be little more than wishful thinking. Tony Vandemore, waterfowl guide and co-owner of Habitat Flats in Missouri, shares his tips on how to choose the right gun, chokes, and loads to make the most of light goose hunting opportunities in your area.

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Migration: Light goose numbers increase in mid-latitude states

Find the light goose spring migration

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March Gear Guide

Next season's gear

Gear Guide Waterfowl seasons have ended for most, yet spring continues to elude much of the country. Luckily for those still focused on waterfowling, this is the time of year when many companies announce new gear for next season. The March Gear Guide contains new products from manufacturers that will be available for the 2014-2015 waterfowl season. It's only six months away – start planning now.

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DU News: Recent Headlines

DU NewsFour national conservation organizations team up for conservation

Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, and Quail Forever recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the goal of furthering sporting traditions across North America.

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Q&A: Sen. Roger Wicker (MS)

Senator Roger Wicker supports NAWCA, e-duck stamp

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Webbed Wonders

Waterfowl use their feet for much more than just standing and swimming
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Marsh Watch: American Black Duck

Similar to mallards in size, black ducks resemble the female mallard in coloration

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In this issue
  • The Duck Hunter's List
  • Snow Goose Guns
  • March Gear Guide
  • Migration: Light Goose Numbers
  • Q&A: Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker
  • Webbed Wonders
  • ... 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 February.

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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.

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Ducks Unlimited K9 Club

Make your dog part of the DU family!

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Retriever Training

Shed hunting

Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels explains how to get your retriever to find shed antlers.

Retriever Training Tip

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Waterfowl Recipe

Spicy Summer Sausage, by Scott Leysath

Waterfowl Recipe

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